Julio Cortázar - book author
Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar Descotte, was an Argentine author of novels and short stories. He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in 1951.
Julio Cortázar is the author of books: Hopscotch, Bestiario, Cronopios and Famas, Todos los fuegos el fuego, Blow-Up and Other Stories, Final del juego, Cuentos completos 1, La autopista del sur y otros cuentos, El perseguidor, Las armas secretas
The book is highly influenced by Henry Miller’s reckless and relentless search for truth in post-decadent Paris and Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki’s modal teachings on Zen Buddhism.
Cortázar's employment of interior monologue, punning, slang, and his use of different languages is reminiscent of Modernist writers like Joyce, although his main influences were Surrealism and the French New Novel, as well as the "riffing" aesthetic of jazz and New Wave Cinema.
In 1966, Gregory Rabassa won the first National Book Award to recognize the work of a translator, for his English-language edition of Hopscotch. Julio Cortázar was so pleased with Rabassa's translation of Hopscotch that he recommended the translator to Gabriel García Márquez when García Márquez was looking for someone to translate his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude into English. "Rabassa's One Hundred Years of Solitude improved the original," according to García Márquez.
1. "Casa Tomada" ("House Taken Over")
2. " Carta a una señorita en París" (Letter to a Young Lady in Paris")
3. "Lejana" ("The Distances")
4. "Ómnibus" ("Omnibus")
5. "Cefalea" ("Headache")
6. "Circe" ("Circe")
7. "Las puertas del cielo" ("The Gates of Heaven")
8. "Bestiario" ("Bestiary")
House taken over
Idol of the Cyclades
Letter to a young lady in Paris
Continuity of parks
Night face up
Gates of heaven
End of the game
At your service