Julio Cortazar

Cortázar, Julio

Julio Cortázar (hōō´lyō kōrtä´zär), 1914–84, Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, and short-story writer, b. Brussels. Moving permanently to France in 1951, Cortázar gradually gained recognition as one of the century's major experimental writers. His works reflect the influence of French surrealism, psychoanalysis, and his love of both photography and jazz, along with his strong commitment to revolutionary Latin American politics. Widely considered his masterpiece, Hopscotch, (1963; tr. 1966) creates a world full of fantasy and satire, where eroticism, humor, and play offer solace for life's cruelty and despair. His other works include End of the Game (1956; tr. 1967), Sixty-two: A Model Kit (1972; tr. 1972), All Fires the Fire and Other Stories (tr. 1973), and A Change of Light and Other Stories (tr. 1980).

See studies by S. Boldy (1980), A. Hernandez del Castillo (1981), T. Peavler (1990), and J. Rodríguez-Luis (1991).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Some Aspects of the Short Story
Cortazar, Julio.
The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1999
Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Alicia Borinsky.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Literature at Risk: Julio Cortazar"
Verbal/visual Braids: The Photographic Medium in the Work of Julio Cortazar
Russek, Dan.
Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 37, No. 4, December 2004
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An Artificial Wilderness: Essays on 20th-Century Literature
Sven Birkerts.
David R. Godine, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "Julio Cortazar" begins on p. 243
The Trumpet of Deya
Vargas Llosa, Mario; Johnson, Dane.
The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 1997
The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing
Naomi Lindstrom.
University of Texas Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Julio Cortazar begins on p. 100
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
Daniel Balderston; Mike Gonzalez; Ana M. López.
Routledge, vol.1, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Cortázar, Julio" begins on p. 410
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