First published in Spanish in and previously untranslated, Fantomas versus the Multinational Vampires is Julio Cortázar’s genre-jumping mash-up of his. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Fantomas versus the Multinational Vampires by Julio Cortázar. Julio Cortázar. Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia. Trans. David Kurnick. Los Angeles, C.A.: Semi- otext(e), , ISBN.

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Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Read some of Cortazar’s short stories and they confounded me, not really making me feel good or bad, but like a puzzle that Ffantomas wanted to figure out that I couldn’t.

Jan 29, Guadalupe Campos rated it it was ok Shelves: First of all, it’s gorgeous. For me, in a book this short he didn’t get to fully extend himself, so it was an interesting book, but one that I probably won’t return to very often.

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Meant to be a critique on the role of the US and multinational corporations in propping up the horrific military regimes in Latin America in the 70s. Precisely because of that, it doesn’t work as a fleshed out narrative for me. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

In he was resurrected as a gentleman thief and defender of the downtrodden in the Mexican comic-book series Fantomas, la amenaza elegante. Please enter a valid ZIP Code.


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Published September 28th by Destino Ediciones first published June Soon the parallels between the fantasy world of the comic and the grim reality of the tribunal start to become clear: Fantomad think I need to read more Cortazar and come back to this, or more Latin American authors in general, I’ve only barely scratched the surface.

Refresh and try again. He also made a somewhat random appearance in a Fantomas comic around that time. The title translates to “Fantomas Against the Multinational Vampires. An enjoyable experiment in layout and content, xortazar honestly I found it confusing to follow most of the time. What are whole libraries worth if they’re only available to a few? I read it in one sitting including the appendix and afterword. Un peligro implacable acecha a la literatura universal: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Very witty, and a fascinating document by the left-wing during a time of great uprise and defeat. Watch list is full.

Skip to main content. For my full review go to http: To some, addressing human-rights abuses in this way, via a character born of French pulp novels and Mexican comics, may seem incongruous or even inappropriate.

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Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Want to Read saving…. I’ve also felt that way starting Hopscotch. Enter the email address you signed vortazar with and we’ll email you a reset link. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Return to Book Page. There is also a touch of the Situationist wit as well.

Fantomas contra los vampiros multinacionales

But he also can’t do it alone. He soon finds out the comic is more true-to-life than seems possible, getting a call from Susan Sontag when he arrives home — amusingly getting ahead of himself, as he hasn’t quite gotten to that point in the comic-book story; Sontag tells him to go on reading until he’s caught up and then call her back.


A strange but beautiful book that makes an unforgettable statement about the responsibility of artists to advocate for change. It is a vehicle for its messages, and the characters are little more than hastily drawn sketches. What’s sad is the almost impossible means of fighting against multinational companies vampireseven if you do have a super-hero on your side.

Real-life characters direct their fictional coun- terparts to refer to the appendix provided in the book, while the narrator breaks the fourth wall to address the reader. We join our hero in a time of trouble: He’s got style and inventiveness in spades. Sontag notes that it’s about much more than books: Corgazar Rare Books burnsiderarebooks Minimum monthly payments are required.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Here you are, thinking what you did didn’t matter, and yet you are in a popular comic strip. Crotazar he reflects on this, the violence against cultural artefacts in the comic escalates cortazra libraries now burning down rather than simply being plundered. Tiene de todo, reflexionws filosoficasde lenguaje, politicas.