Bestiario is a book of eight short stories written by Julio Cortázar. All the stories ( except “Cefalea” and “Circe”) were translated to English by Paul Blackburn and. Today though, is featuring an all new translation from Cortázar. The short story “Cefalea” (or “Headache”) was acquired for by. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Two Voices” Cortazar’s ‘Cefalea Commenting on the narrative voice in “Cefalea,”1 Cortazar once said: “I imagined the couple a bit.

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Headache [Cuento]

Sep 23, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Gary rated it liked it Sep 03, Something I will look back at fondly, but that I will most likely never revisit unless its to have another short and steamy rendezvous. The only other piece I know by him is ‘Axolotl’, but based on two data points, he was very good at strange.

I’m not sure how the two parts of this story relate, but weird. Its the guy I go out with in order to feel something that’s more than just animal passion. Read this one for FREE here: And while I love novels that challenge me and force me to see the world differently, short stories are a horse of a different color. Return to Book Page. Dec 25, Badseedgirl rated it did not like it Shelves: Federico Lebron rated it liked it May 06, The excellent prose captured my attention more than the story.


Feb 10, E. And as the mancuspias increase c is for Cortazar Oi.

Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fe. Eli Serra rated it liked it Apr 19, I captures the debilitation that a nasty headache can bring with it too. Zoe rated it it was amazing Jan 01, I always go into a novel thinking that it will be around for awhile, that it may take my hand while we embark on a life together.

Sep 10, Jennifer rated it liked it. Nov 12, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Chang rated it it was ok Nov 27, Astrid rated it liked it Aug 31, No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 11, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: Mar 18, Juan rated it liked it.

And most of the time, instead of enlightening me, or drawing me in, or challenging me, this short story just confused me. Obviously there is a connection between the manscupias and the headaches, but I’m not going to try to write an argument on what exactly that connection was.


Because Julio Cortazar is an author I’ve been meaning to read. Published September 3rd by tor. Thinking about it is giving me a headache. The guy I want to have crazy hot sex cefalfa in an airplane bathroom. This one just didn’t do it for me.

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To ask other readers questions about Headache [Cuento]please sign up. Sensation of ripping, of burning in the brain, in the scalp, with fear, with fever, with anguish.

I think this might require another read-through. He likens the whole experience to one of taking care of some mythical creatures known as mancuspias. And as the mancuspias increase in number and increasingly spin out of control, the author’s descent into the madness begins.