Discurso del Oso
por Julio Cortázar; ilustraciones por Emilio Urberuaga
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor
While Cortázar’s Discurso del oso (Bear’s speech) is presented as a children’s picture book, the story was originally written for the children of a friend, and later published in his Historia de cronopios y famas. In Cortázar form – surreal, imaginative, absurd – the sounds and thumps the human inhabitants hear in the walls of their apartment building are not faulty pipes or noisy neighbors, but the bear, traveling through the pipes, and observing the humans and their curious behaviors. The reader can listen along to the story read by the author himself:
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