Las babas del diablo (part 2). Date Thursday, November 24, at .. Cortázar, Category Spanish literature and film, Category Translation. Las babas del diablo [Cuento] has ratings and 8 reviews. Cuento de Julio Cortázar originalmente publicado en el libro de cuentos Las armas secretas. I have in my library the two volumes of Cortazar’s short stories, so I grabbed Volume 1 I opened the book randomly: Las Babas del Diablo.

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The boy had lowered his head like a boxer who cannot continue and who awaits the coup de grace; he had lowered the collar of the overcoat, looking more than ever like a prisoner, the de, victim who aids in the catastrophe. Link an External Response Have a response on your own site? So I must write. But the threads of the Virgin are also what we call the drool of the devil, or, more commonly, a cobweb.

I raised the camera, pretended to study an angle that did not include them, and remained lurking in wait, certain that, at last, I would catch the revelatory gesture, the expression that summed it all up, the life which movement encompassed but which a rigid face destroyed by sectioning laa time, if we did not choose that essential, imperceptible fraction. From the boy’s nervousness Michel postulates an attempt on the woman’s part at seduction.

Dieter Bruneel rated it liked it Aug 10, While sitting in a small park a month earlier, Michel had been intrigued by his observation of an encounter between a mature, fortyish woman and a boy of perhaps 15 years.

You’re welcome, MHE, and thanks for your comments! Bbas the characters as he has judged them? Open Diwblo See a Problem? El mejor roasted turkey sandwich del mundo!

What I dfl taken to be a couple seemed much more like a boy with his mother, although at the same time I noticed that it was not a boy with his mother, and that it was diabll couple in the sense that we always bestow upon couples when we see them leaning in parapets or kissing on public square benches.

Categories and months of Deeblog. I could tell this story with much detail, but it’s not worth it.


This silence lay down and armed itself. It refers to the early morning fog that resembles gossamer filaments and that also is called “threads of the virgin.

The boy had arrived to the end of the isle, coetazar the woman and found her attractive. You can read the original here. Perfection, yes, because here the shortcoming of having to tell a story likewise involves a machine of another kind, a Contax 1.

At that time I did not know why I was looking at it, why I had pinned an enlargement to the wall. Personally I enjoy those little extraordinary situations that appear on the daily routine, for example the feeling that last those few minutes after finishing to read that particularly moving book that eluded time, or finding a new meaning on a short story read years ago; enjoying a Dutch crunch bread roasted turkey sandwich from Arguello Market and the smell of the rain dl the somniferous heat of San Miguel city.

I think this morning I did not look once at the sky, since as soon as I presented what happened with the boy and the woman I could do nothing but watch them and wait, watch them and He influenced an entire ddl of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in En San Francisco, cerca de la U.

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Notify me of new comments via email. T he up most importance of the decisive moment: To ask other readers questions about Las babas del diablo [Cuento]please sign up. You can read the original vortazar. Reviews, essays, and translations. For the second time I was leaving them; for the second time I helped him escape and returned him to his precarious paradise.

And while telling her this in meticulous ocrtazar, I was able to enjoy how the boy was withdrawing and staying back — somehow without moving — when all of sudden it seemed almost incrediblehe turned around and took off running, believing himself to be a poor fool walking when, cortazzar reality, he was fleeing in haste, passing to the side of the car, and losing himself like ddiablo thread of the Virgin” in the morning air.


And surely from the very beginning he was scared babxs her and wished to escape, and, of course, he would stay, cocky and sullen, feigning experience and a pleasure in risk and adventure.

But the hands were already too much. So I took a break from my work for a while, and included myself yet again in that morning in which the photo was steeped. In his house his house would be respectable; lunch would be at twelve and there would be romantic landscapes on the walls with a dark foyer and a mahogany umbrella stand by the door his homework time would slowly inundate him, as would being mama’s great hope, resembling papa, and writing to his aunt in Avignon.

The woman had been expecting this because she was here waiting for it, or perhaps the boy arrived before the habas and she saw him from a balcony or a car, and went out to meet him, starting up conversation on any old subject.

I remembered ironically the woman’s furious face as she protested my picture-taking, the boy’s ridiculous and pathetic flight, the entrance onto the scene of the man with the white face. Comment Moderation Enabled Bavas comment will not appear until it has been cleared by a website editor.

It also makes you wonder what extraordinary situations lay behind a picture.

Las babas del diablo [Cuento]

Reader Comments 4 Why did you omit the second paragraph of the story? Retrieved December 11, from Encyclopedia. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And after the “if,” what will I put down, how will I correctly finish my sentence? You can either use the [ Trackback URL ] for this entry, or link to your response directly. Sandra R Dle rated it liked it Apr 17, To create a new comment, use the form below.