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ISBN-10: 1935744062

ISBN-13: 9781935744061

Edition: 2011

Authors: Julio Cort�zar, Anne McLean

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From the author of Hopscotch: a genre-defying work that pairs dream-like prose with haunting photographs of a temple by Cortazar.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Publication date: 7/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Julio Cortazar is an Argentine poet, short story writer, and translator, whose pseudonym is Julio Denis. He was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1914. In 1918, he moved with his parents to their native Argentina. He taught high school and later French literature at the University of Cuyo, resigning after participating in demonstrations against Argentine President Juan Peron. He worked for a Buenos Aires publishing company and also earned a degree as a translator. Cortazar is part of the "boom" of excellence in Latin American letters in the 1950s and 1960s. He combines fantastic plots with commonplace events and characters, and looks for new ways for literature to represent life. His first…    

Anne McLean has twice won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, for Cercas' Soldiers of Salamis and Evelio Rosero's The Armies.