Final del juego / End of the Game and Other Stories
Short stories and novellas , 1956
The eighteen stories in Final del juego comprise other experiments with perfection: in just a few pages, they themselves set the conditions, and they themselves meet them. Internal adjustments make Cortázar’s stories seem simple while they’re being read. But afterwards, we immediately feel a web of new sensations, of ideas we’d never thought of before, of different instructions for observing reality. The game is over, and literature leaves us facing life, which has just changed.