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Julio Cortázar
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Part of Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature

Carlos J. Alonso, Ana María Amar Sánchez, Jean Franco, Neil Larsen, René Prieto, Lucille Kerr, Gustavo Pellón, Andrew Bush, Alberto Moreiras, Frederick Luciani, Doris Sommer, Aníbal González
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521174961


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  • The articles gathered within this 1998 book address the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar's oeuvre from a variety of critical positions and focus on several of his multifarious writings: poems, short stories, novels, and miscellanea. The intention has been to provide the space for a reappraisal of Cortázar that will question received notions and assumptions regarding his works, and hence pave the way for an overarching revision of his production and his place in Latin American literature. Although significantly different in their theoretical approach, style, and their point of insertion in Cortázar's oeuvre, the articles provide a radical reassessment of one of the most significant Latin American writers.

    • Addresses one of the three most significant figures in Latin American letters
    • The contributors are to a person among the best in the field
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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521174961
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    To burn like this without surcease ... Carlos J. Alonso
    Part I. Reading Cortázar Today:
    1. Between Utopia and Inferno (Julio Cortázar's version) Ana María Amar Sánchez
    2. Comic stripping: Cortázar in the age of mechanical reproduction Jean Franco
    3. Cortázar and postmodernity: new interpretive liabilities Neil Larsen
    4. Cortázar's closet René Prieto
    Part II. Cortázar Read Cortázar:
    5. Between reading and repetition (apropos of Cortázar's 62: A Model Kit) Lucille Kerr
    6. Cortázar and the idolatry of origins Gustavo Pellón
    7. Supposing Morelli had meant to go to Jaipur Andrew Bush
    Part III. Reading Politics:
    8. Apocalipsis in Solentiname as heterological production Alberto Moreiras
    9.The man in the car/In the Trees/Behind the Fence: from Cortázar's Blow-up to Oliver Stone's JFK Frederick Luciani
    Part IV. The Ethics of Reading:
    10. Pursuing a perfect present Doris Sommer
    11. Press clippings and Cortázar's ethics of writing Aníbal González.

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    Carlos J. Alonso, Columbia University, New York


    Carlos J. Alonso, Ana María Amar Sánchez, Jean Franco, Neil Larsen, René Prieto, Lucille Kerr, Gustavo Pellón, Andrew Bush, Alberto Moreiras, Frederick Luciani, Doris Sommer, Aníbal González

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