Author: Julio Cortázar
Publisher: Coach House Pr
Release Date: 1995-06-01
A collection of eight stories never before published in English which combine--as all of Cortazar's stories do--realism with the fantastic, and display Cortazar's mastery at describing the ordinary moment. These stories show the heroism required when ordinary people struggle with the impossible.
The pioneer of "literary anthropology," Wolfgang Iser presents a wide-ranging and comprehensive exploration of this new field in an attempt to explain the human need for the "particular form of make-believe" known as literature. Ranging from the Renaissance pastoral to Coleridge to Sartre and Beckett, The Fictive and the Imaginary is a distinguished work of scholarship from one of Europe's most respected and influential critics.