By (author) Julio Cortazar
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Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar
Book DescriptionHoracio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of Bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a kepper of a circus cat who can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. "Hopscotch" is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780394752846
(203mm x 133mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Pantheon Books Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Julio Cortazar
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Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortazar's poetry to appear in English.
Hopscotch and Blow-Up, Hardback (September 2014)» View all books by Julio Cortazar
Follows the adventures of an Argentinean writer living in Paris with his lover and a circle of bohemian friends, and consists of 155 short chapters that the author advises us to read out of order.
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Author Biography - Julio Cortazar
JULIO CORTAZAR was born in 1914 in Belgium to Argentinean parents, grew up in Buenos Aires, and moved to Paris in 1951. An acclaimed and influential novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, he was also a human rights advocate and amateur jazz musician. He died in Paris in 1984.
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