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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Julio Cortazar: Selected full-text books and articles

Some Aspects of the Short Story By Cortazar, Julio The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1999
Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction By 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 By Russek, Dan Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 37, No. 4, December 2004
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The Trumpet of Deya By Vargas Llosa, Mario; Johnson, Dane The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 1997
The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing By 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 By Daniel Balderston; Mike Gonzalez; Ana M. López Routledge, vol.1, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Cortázar, Julio" begins on p. 410
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