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Bestiario (Julio Cortázar book).jpg
First edition
Author Julio Cortázar
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Genre Short story collection
Publisher Sudamericana
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 165

Bestiario is a book of eight short stories written by Julio Cortázar. All the stories (except "Cefalea" and "Circe") were translated to English by Paul Blackburn and included in the collection End of the Game and Other Stories (1967). The "Cefalea" ("Headache") was translated in English by Michael Cisco in 2014 and published online by[1]


  • "Casa tomada" ("House Taken Over")
  • "Carta a una señorita en París" (Letter to a Young Lady in Paris")
  • "Lejana" ("The Distances")
  • "Ómnibus" ("Omnibus")
  • "Cefalea" ("Headache")
  • "Circe" ("Circe")
  • "Las puertas del cielo" ("The Gates of Heaven")
  • "Bestiario" ("Bestiary")