Revista chilena de literatura
versión On-line ISSN 0718-2295
DE LOS RIOS, Valeria. FOTOGRAFÍA, CINE Y TRADUCCIÓN EN "LAS BABAS DEL DIABLO". Rev. chil. lit. [online]. 2008, n.72, pp. 5-27. ISSN 0718-2295. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22952008000100001.
In this article, I analyze the short story "Blow-up " by Julio Cortázar from a visual point of view. This text's central hypothesis is that Cortázar relates writing, photography and cinema in order to put into play the connection between art, subject and reality. This link is mediated by technique, specifically by apparatuses such as the photographic camera and the typewriter. Cortázar associates photography and writing through the concept of translation, constructing a protagonist that is at the same time an observer and a letrado. This protagonist, first a photographic subject, becomes an involuntary film spectator.
Palabras clave : Cortázar; photography; cinema; translation.