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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 novel, The Winners, tells the story of passengers on a luxury liner who are restricted to a certain area of the ship and forbidden to communicate with the crew. He explores the ways passengers react. Hopscotch has a complex narrative structure with 165 chapters that can be read in at least two logical sequences to create variations. A Change of Light and Other Stories is a short story collection dealing with themes ranging from political oppression to fantasy. We Love Glenda So Much is about a fan club murder of their favorite actress whose films do not meet their standards. A Certain Lucas is comprised of three sections of short observations, discussing the nature of reality, the exploration of literary form, and search for new ways to view the world. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Hopscotch (Author) 4,451 copies, 92 reviews
Cronopios and Famas 1,263 copies, 30 reviews
Blow-up and Other Stories 1,250 copies, 13 reviews
Bestiary 698 copies, 11 reviews
All Fires the Fire 636 copies, 14 reviews
Blow Up 529 copies, 8 reviews
62: A Model Kit 523 copies, 8 reviews
The Winners 510 copies, 11 reviews
Cuentos Completos 1 428 copies, 5 reviews
End of the Game 301 copies, 4 reviews
Around the Day in Eighty Worlds 293 copies, 9 reviews
The Pursuer 287 copies, 4 reviews
Autonauts of the Cosmoroute 281 copies, 13 reviews
A Manual for Manuel 252 copies, 7 reviews
Cuentos Completos 2 245 copies, 3 reviews
We Love Glenda So Much 225 copies, 5 reviews
A Certain Lucas 212 copies, 5 reviews
Octaedro 168 copies, 4 reviews
Save Twilight: Selected Poems 139 copies, 3 reviews
Final Exam 135 copies, 1 review
Literature class, Berkeley 1980 131 copies, 2 reviews
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Diary of Andres Fava 77 copies, 2 reviews
Ultimo round 74 copies, 1 review
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I racconti 21 copies
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Los relatos 14 copies
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Manual de cronopios 7 copies, 1 review
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La isla final 2 copies, 1 review
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Bestiary 1 copy
Ruegos 1 copy
Pasajes 1 copy
The Winner 1 copy
Son Raunt 1 copy
BESTIARIO 1 copy
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Sotron 1 copy
Relatos 1 copy
Cuentos 1 copy
Rayela 1 copy
Takipci 1 copy
Robinson Crusoe (Translator, some editions) 21,375 copies, 289 reviews
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The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 508 copies, 11 reviews
The Seven Madmen (Introduction, some editions) 478 copies, 12 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 458 copies, 8 reviews
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (Contributor) 362 copies, 10 reviews
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Translator, some editions) 257 copies, 6 reviews
Adán Buenosayres (Foreword, some editions) 150 copies, 1 review
The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America (Contributor) 134 copies, 2 reviews
From the Observatory (Photographer) 115 copies, 3 reviews
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (Contributor) 104 copies, 3 reviews
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 97 copies, 1 review
The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories (Contributor) 97 copies, 1 review
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (Contributor) 70 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2 (Contributor) 54 copies
The Naked I (Picador Books) (Contributor) 53 copies
Huellas de las literaturas hispanoamericanas (Contributor) 48 copies, 1 review
El infierno musical (Preface) 33 copies, 1 review
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
De toppen van Latijns-Amerika (Contributor) 17 copies
Phantastische Aussichten (Contributor) 16 copies
Afternoon of the Dinosaur (Foreword, some editions) 12 copies, 1 review
Seven stories from Spanish America (Contributor) 4 copies
TRES RELATOS EN NEGRO (Translator, some editions) 2 copies

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