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Active in Latin American politics, he visited Cuba in 1961 and Nicaragua in 1983; he donated his Prix Médicis prize money for his novel Libro de Manuel to the United Chilean Front. During most of his years in France he worked for four months as a translator from French and English into Spanish for UNESCO and devoted the rest of the year to his writing and other loves such as the jazz trumpet. He published poems and plays in the thirties and forties but achieved his first major success with a book of stories, Bestiario, in 1951 His novel Rayuela (translated into English as Hopscotch in 1966), was widely praised and won Cortázar an enthusiastic international following.
I have bought a million books on amazon and the description was not only accurate but the book was in amazing condition. Read morePublished 23 months ago by mariacarrill007
Creo que simplemente Cortazar no es para mi..... Es la primera vez que leo algo suyo y la verdad es que lo unico que me dejo en la mente fue un gran signo de interrogacion.... Read morePublished on March 31, 2008 by Vanesa Legorburu
This is a book in spanish, so I'll write down the review in spanish.
Cortázar es un escritor hábil que, como ya han notado muchos críticos, intenta... Read more
Cortazar captures thoughts, feelings and ideas some of us have throughout our lives and creates new fictional worlds. The contrast and blend of real and unreal is fantastic. Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by Austin Anderson
Great book with an excellent selection of texts. Shipping is also good and pretty fast. Great product.Published on March 26, 2007 by J. P. Andrade