Monday, August 15, 2005

"Axolotl" by Julio Cortázar

As in the Mexican salamander or "water dog," a creature with amazing regnerative properties and equally amazing metamorphic qualities... The narrator observes them closely in Paris and perhaps go a bit too far in identifying with his amphibious friends. Read by Sushma Joshi.

Details about Argentine writer Julio Cortázar to come (sorry, we're still traveling!)

Sushma Joshi is a fiction writer, playwright, magazine editor, filmmaker, journalist, and all-round cultural phenomenon from Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently working on a documentary in Manhattan after a busy summer earning an advanced degree in Vermont. Soon enough she will be back in Asia, working on yet more new and exciting artistic projects.

1 comment:

Al E. Yus said...

Scoot,

I recorded this one in October of 2007 for audiolingo.org. I had completely forgotten that I heard it here first. I googled the story after posting and, lo and behold, Sushma's reading came up. Small world, huh?

I miss Stories To Go. I'd love to hear some new ones someday.

Jay