Octaedro (translates to octahedron in English) is a book by Julio Cortázar published in 1974 after the release of Libro de Manuel in 1973. The book pops up before the controversy of Libro de Manuel which synthetizes politics and social narration into a new prodigious genre.


  • Liliana llorando
  • Los pasos en las huellas
  • Manuscrito hallado en un bolsillo
  • Verano
  • Ahí pero dónde, cómo
  • Lugar llamado Kindberg
  • Las fases de Severo
  • Cuello de gatito negro


  • threshold between conventional and fantastic
  • love
  • dream
  • sickness
  • death
  • infancy
  • the perfect geometry behind Cortázar's work: the octahedron


Julio Cortázar takes part in a reunion of the Russell Court II in Rome to examine the political situation and the violations of human rights in Latin America.

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