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. Fantômas & the Avant-Garde. Vampiros. The cover of Julio Cortázar’s novella Fantomas contra los vampiros multinacionales (Fantomas versus the.

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Here you are, thinking what you did didn’t matter, and yet you are in a popular comic strip. It’ll be less attractive to readers without the pictures. Fantomas gegen die multinationalen Vampire – Deutschland. Interspersed with actual comic strips a Really fun. Also great book design work from Semiotext e ‘s Hedi El Kholti.

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. View all 6 comments.

Its small size, fantpmas subject-specificity, make Fantomas versus the Multinational Vampires only a minor classic, but it is both a fascinating oddity and a true masterpiece. As he has Sontag tells the narrator: Could this cirtazar the work of the Multinational Vampires, those fiendish foes who dream of destroying all culture that stands between them and total world capitalism?

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

He’s embarrassed to be seen reading a comic book in the train, but this story of bibliocide — the large-scale destruction and disappearance of books everywhere — makes for a decent plot; still, distracted by the attractivehigh-heeled woman opposite him, he only gets so far in the story before they arrive in Paris. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Even the comic book hero — despite the support of a large community — is stymied by the forces he faces once he takes on the bigger foe: What are books compared to those who read them, Julio?


Fantomas contra los vampiros multinacionales by Julio Cortázar

Libraries and depositories are engulfed in flames. To ask other readers questions about Fantomas contra los vampiros multinacionalesplease sign up. In an appendix, Semiotext e includes excerpts from the findings of the tribunal. The comic’s plot revolves around a fanatic’s scheme to destroy the world’s literature, both by making books disappear and by physically threatening authors.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Together with Fantomas, they might just stand a chance to put a stop to this international bibliocide! As the narrator learned from the testimony at the Russell Tribunal, the powers that be ab use the political and financial might they have globally, in a conspiracy not aimed at ridding the world of books but of a different sort of consolidation and domination. My only problem with it is the transition from experimental writing to political pamphlet was so unexpected that the second half of the book became something of a blur as I tried to figure out what had just happened.

View all 5 comments. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Buy the selected items together This item: All Fires the Fire. It’s meta-meta-meta and fun-fun-fun and laugh out loud funny. In our world there is a fictional character named Fantomas.

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By turns madcap, winking, and serious. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

If this seems complicated, just wait. In any case, he’s never so vantomas about politics as to lose his self-deprecating sense of humor, cortaaar as in relating his unsuccessful attempts to attract a blonde sitting across from him in his train compartment, or how he paced around in his apartment “smoking in the manner one learns from suspense films.

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From an angry Sontag, laid up in hospital with two broken legs as she is in the comic-story to Moravia bemoaning the loss of all his books — ” Porca madonnamy books!! Blindness from Novel to Film, by Carolina Rueda by. It goes down easy, but it’s probably best appreciated by Cortazar completists. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Induring an experiment to combine Mexican pulp comics with postmodern literature, a bolt of lightning struck Cortazar and like Athena from Zeus, from his mind sprung Cesar Aira.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. Semiotext e put out a great physical book that I’m glad I got hold of. I read it in one sitting including the appendix and afterword. Calling something a graphic novel doesn’t change anything: Cortazar had just taken part in a real, if totally ceremonial, critique of America, so he was probably just exhausted when he wrote this.

Precisely because of that, it doesn’t work as a fleshed out narrative for me. Ultimately, the tribunal did not limit itself to Chile. Goodreads helps you corgazar track of books you want to read. Notify me of new comments via email. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Fantomas contra los vampiros multinacionales

A Manual for Manuel, which included extracts from newspaper articles. Issue of the comic book-series, La inteligencia en llamasfinds Fantomas battling a plot to destroy all cortazag books in the world — Operation ‘Gabriel’s Sword’.

Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: This text is concise and clear, but does not take itself to seriously, and for a theory geek like me it’s funny to see the narrator a stand in for Cortazar talk to both serious writers like Susan Sontag and masked marauders like Fantoams. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.