Monday, April 19, 2021

Reader's Diary #2186 - Julio Cortázar: Headache

Julio Cortázar's "Headache" is like a fever dream. There's a farmer, or a couple of farmers (more on this confusion later), raising some sort of fantastical creatures that have also give the farmer(s?) an array of mental and physical ailments.

This renders the narrator(s?) to be unreliable which adds to the confusion. But perhaps the hardest to interpret is the use of first person plural. Are there 2 people or is the narrator insane? 

It's so bizarre that it's hard to look away but also so frustrating. 

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