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Julio Cortázar
Birth date: August 26, 1914
Died: February 12, 1984
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-05-15)If you like your novels simple and straightforward, don’t read “Hopscotch”.If you have an allergy to extended brainy digressions and convoluted debates, you better avoid “Hopscotch”.If you abhor puns, double entendre and wordplay, I most seriously advise you to stay clea...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
I understand now why this one is classified as European lit all the time. I haven't researched it, but I'm pretty sure this one was written after Cortázar left Argentina, because the five stories in this volume are all set in Paris.I was not that dazzled by this too much at first but then, my bar wi...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Nope. Sorry. I get while the writer is well regarded. But there is something totally off putting in this book. Mostly because of the female characters. Sorry book, it's me, not you. (NYRB Book of the Month Dec 2015. Free per offer of joining for this year).
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 6 years ago
Two problems with this book. First, the title is misleading since only about 1/5 or the stories (and a couple of essays) deal with what I would call amnesia, the rest could mostly be loosely defined as mind or memory stories, and about 1/10 just don't belong here. They must have been editor favorite...
pedestrienne rated it 6 years ago
This is a great collection! There are some big names and a lot of South American authors I have never heard of. The cover art rules. Some of the themes can get old if you read them all at once, so it is good to space things out. My favorite story was actually the first one, by Julio Cortazar, but th...
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