The Pursuer  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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"The Pursuer" (Spanish: "El perseguidor") is a short story by Julio Cortázar: a homage to jazz and the creator of bebop, Charlie Parker, in which Cortázar unfurls countless musical choices, between allegories and metaphors, that reveal to the reader the author's passion for music. This piece examines the last days of Johnny Carter (Charlie Parker), a drug-addict saxophonist, through the eyes of Bruno, his biographer.

The story was featured in the collection Las armas secretas (The Secret Weapons), Julio Cortázar.

It was adapted for film in 1965 by Argentine film director Osias Wilenski and illustrated by José Muñoz.

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