The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 19, No. 2

The Southern Thruway

by Julio Cortázar

In a letter to his translator, Julio Cortázar claimed that his story "The Southern Thruway" inspired what Roger Ebert called "perhaps the most famous single shot in [Jean–Luc] Godard's work"—the nine-minute traffic jam in the French director's 1967 film Weekend.

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