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Julio Cortazar

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JULIO CORTAZAR was born in Brussels to Argentinian parents in 1914, was raised in Argentina, and in 1952 moved to Paris, where he continued to live for the rest of his life. He was a poet, translator, an amateur jazz musician as well as the author of several novels and volumes of short stories. Ten of his books have been published in English: The Winners, Hopscotch (which won the National Book Award), Blow-Up and Other Stories, Cronopios and Famas, 62: A Model Kit, A Change of Light, We Love Glenda So Much, and A Certain Lucas. Considered one of the great modern Latin American authors, he died in Paris in February 1984.

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Blow-Up
And Other Stories
Written by Julio Cortazar


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1985
Price: $16.00

Collected in this volume are fifteen stories in which Cortázar explores the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious−brilliant, eerie voyages into the unkown.

"A splendid collection." —The New Yorker

"Cortázar at his best." —Michael Wood Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Blow-Up
And Other Stories
Written by Julio Cortazar


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Hopscotch
A Novel
Written by Julio Cortazar


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1987
Price: $17.00

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinean writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and the mistress’s disappearance put an end to Oliveira’s life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt him to return to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Hopscotch
A Novel
Written by Julio Cortazar


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Hopscotch, Blow-Up, We Love Glenda So Much

Written by Julio Cortazar
Introduction by Ilan Stavans


Format: Hardcover, 952 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95

In time for his centenary: two groundbreaking works from a major figure of world literature, one of the founders of the Latin American Boom.

With these two books—the "counter-novel" Hopscotch and the short-story collection Blow-Up—Cortázar earned a place among the most innovative authors of the twentieth century. Hopscotch follows the adventures of an Argentinean writer living in... Read more >
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