Books around the world are disappearing. Libraries are being burned. Intellectuals are being alerted and expressing suitable horror. Our hero Fantomas leaps into action and through several windows in order to stop the villain responsible. Because if Susan were truly being forthright she would have explained that the destruction of libraries was actually a distraction, rather than a prologue. More appropriately: a lure.
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He grows increasingly absorbed by the comic book's tale of bibliocide a sinister bibliophobic plot to obliterate every book from the archives of humanity , especially when he sees the character Fantomas embark upon a series of telephone conversations with literary figures, starting with "The Great Argentine Writer" himself, Julio Cortazar and also including Octavio Paz and a tough-talking Susan Sontag. Soon, Cortazar begins to erase the thin line between real-life atrocities and fictional mayhem in an attempt to bring attention to the human rights violations taking place with impunity in the country from which he was exiled.
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Review quote Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires is a blend of narrative genius with deep political philosophical significance, couched in a surreal blend of comic and prose.
It's a real wonder that no one has translated it before now. Reading Fantomas is an amazing experience and everyone should have access to it. About Julio Cortazar One of the most influential literary figures to emerge from Argentina in the twentieth century, Julio Cortazar is best remembered for his experimental counter-novel Hopscotch Rayuela and for his short story "Blow-up," on which the film by Michelangelo Antonioni was based.
Cortazar was officially exiled by the Argentine junta in the s and spent the rest of his life in France, where he died in Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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