Hopscotch

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Harper Mass Market Paperbacks (Mm), 1966 - Fiction - 564 pages
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When La Maga, his mistress, disappears, Horacio Oliveira, an Argentinian writer living in Paris, decides to return home to Buenos Aires.

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I wanted so much to love this book, I had been carrying it around with me for a decade. It had been handed to me by a well respected fellow reader, Chris, who had told me to stop wasting my time with ... Read full review

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I've never worked so hard for a book. I spent my evenings looking up words, musicians and writers. Reading between lines and skipping to alternate endings. Cortazar is a master in amazing descriptive ... Read full review

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About the author (1966)

Julio CortAA zar was born in Brussels, Belgium, of Argentine parents abroad on business. When he was four years old, his family returned to Buenos Aires, where he grew up in a suburb. CortAA zar attended the Escuela Normal de Profesores Mariano Acosta, a teachers' training college. In 1935 he received a degree as a secondary-level teacher. He studied then two years at the University of Buenos Aires and taught in secondary schools in BolAAvar, Chivilcoy, and Mendoza. In 1944-45 he was a professor of French literature at the University of Cuyo, Mendoza. CortAA zar joined there a protest against Peron and was briefly imprisoned. After being released CortAA zar left his post at the university. From 1946 to 1948 he was a director of a publishing company in Buenos Aires. He passed examinations in law and languages and worked then as a translator. In 1951, in opposition to Peron's regime, CortAA zar travelled to Paris, where he lived until his death. In 1953 he married Aurora BernAA rdez. They separated and CortAA zar lived with Carol Dunlop in later years. From 1952 he worked for UNESCO as a freelance translator. He translated among others Robinson Crusoe and stories of Edgar Allan Poe into Spanish - Poe's influence is also evident in his work.

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