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  • 62: A Model Kit

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811214377
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: April 2000
    First published in English in 1972, and long out of print. A brilliant, intricate surreal perspective of the so-called 'City.' One of the novel's main characters, an intellectual named Juan puts it that, to one person the City might appear as Paris; to another it might be where one ventures upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. In the words of Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, the book represents a cityscape that 'seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi!' One of the more headventursome works in all of recent literature. A New Directions Classic. 281p. Pap.
  • Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865472037
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: February 1986
    Poems, essays, and anecdotes accompany stories about a man sinking into the ground, an invisible monster, a woman who hates yawns, and miniature jaguars
  • Blow-Up and Other Stories

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394728810
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: February 1985
    Originally published as End of the Game and Other Stories. Fifteen stories that explore the boundary where the everyday meets the mysterious, perhaps even the terrible. Michelangelo Antonioni based his acclaimed film 'Blow Up' on the title story. 277p. Pap.
  • Cartas 1955-1964 / Letters 1955-1964

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789870421405
    • Publisher: Santillana USA Pub Co Inc
    • Published: August 2012
  • Cartas 1965-1968 / Letters 1965-1968

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789870422709
    • Publisher: Santillana USA Pub Co Inc
    • Published: August 2012
  • Cronopios and Famas

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811214025
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: April 1999
    This is one peach of a book, right from the start. 'The Instruction Manual' is an absurd assortment of tasks and items dissected in an insruction-manual format; 'Unusual Occupations' describes the obsessions and predilections of the narrator's family, including the lodging of a tiger; finally, the 'Cronopios and Famas' section delightfully presents 'those enemies of pomposity, academic rigor mortis and cardboard celebrity - a band of literary Marx Brothers.' From the author of 'Hopscotch' and 'Blow Up and Other Stories. 161p.
  • El Perseguidor Y Otros Textos

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $14.85
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789505811182
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: July 1995
  • Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia (Semiotext(e) / unnamed series)

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584351344
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2014
    Octavio Paz: "If you love art, do something, Fantomas!"Fantomas: "I will, you candepend on it."First published in Spanish in 1975 and previously untranslated,Fantomas versus the Multinational Vampires is Julio Cortázar's genre-jumpingmash-up of his participation in the Second Russell Tribunal on human rights abuses in Latin Americaand his cameo appearance in issue number 201 of the Mexican comic book series Fantomas: TheElegant Menace. With his characteristic narrative inventiveness, Cortázar offers aquixotic meta-comic/novella that challenges not only the form of the novel but its political weightin contemporary cultural life. Needing something to read on the train from Brussels (where he hadattended the ineffectual tribunal meeting), our hero (Julio Cortázar) picks up the latest issue ofthe Fantomas comic. He grows increasingly absorbed by the comic book's tale ofbibliocide (a sinister bibliophobic plot to obliterate every book from the archives of humanity),especially when he sees the character Fantomas embark upon a series of telephone conversations withliterary figures, starting with "The Great Argentine Writer" himself, Julio Cortázar (andalso including Octavio Paz and a tough-talking Susan Sontag). Soon, Cortázar begins to erase thethin line between real-life atrocities and fictional mayhem in an attempt to bring attention to thehuman rights violations taking place with impunity in the country from which he wasexiled.
  • Final Exam

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811217521
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: July 2008
    In its characters, themes, and preoccupations, Final Exam prefigures Cortázar's later fictions, including Blow-Up and his masterpiece, Hopscotch. Written in 1950 (just before the fall of Perón's government), it is Cortázar's allegorical, bitter, and melancholy farewell to an Argentina from which he was about to be permanently self-exiled. (Cortázar moved to Paris the following year.)The setting of Final Exam is a surreal Buenos Aires, dark and eerie, where a strange fog has enveloped the city to everyone's bewilderment. Juan and Clara, two students, meet up with their friends Andrés and Stella, as well as a journalist friend they call "the chronicler." Juan and Clara are getting ready to take their final exams, but instead of preparing, they wander the city with their friends, encounter strange happenings in the squares and ponder life in cafés. All the while, they are trailed by the mysterious Abel.With its daring typography, its shifts in rhythm as well as in the wildly veering directions of its characters' thoughts and speech, Final Exam breaks new ground in the territory of stream-of-consciousness narrative techniques. It is considered one of Cortázar's best works.
  • Hopscotch

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394752846
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: February 1966
    Horacio Oliveria 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 keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. The novel consists of many 'books', and comes with instructions for the (suggested) order of their reading. One of the most celebrated novels of 20th-century Latin American fiction. 564p.
  • Hopscotch, Blow-Up, We Love Glenda So Much

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $26.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780375712661
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • La autopista del sur y otros cuentos (Spanish Edition)

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140255805
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 1996
    Spanish language edition. Esta antologia recoge relatos de todas sus epocas y sus estilos: algunos bordean lo extraordinario, como Las babas del diablo, o se internan francamente en el, como Axolotl. Otros cuentos nos muestran una faceta Instrucciones para subir una escalera o bien parten de una realidad ligeramnete distorsionada para internarnos en un mundo paralelo gobernado por las mismas reglas a menudo incompresnibles. 392p.
  • Robinson Crusoe

    By Daniel Defoe

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789509413689
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: April 1996
  • Save Twilight: Selected Poems: Pocket Poets No. 53 (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780872867093
    • Publisher: City Lights Publishers
    • Published: August 2016
  • The Seven Madmen

    By Roberto Arlt

    Our Price: $6.95 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590179147
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: December 2015
    A weird wonder of Argentine and modern literature, a crucial work for Julio Cortázar (“If there’s one person in my country I feel close to, it’s Roberto Arlt”),The Seven Madmen begins when its hapless and hopeless hero, Erdosain, is dismissed from his job as a bill collector for embezzlement. Then his wife leaves him and things only go downhill after that. Erdosain wanders the crowded, confusing streets of Buenos Aires, thronging with immigrants almost as displaced and alienated as he is, and finds himself among a group of conspirators who are in thrall to a man known simply as the Astrologer. The Astrologer has the cure for everything that ails civilization. Unemployment will be cured by mass enslavement. (Mountains will be hollowed out and turned into factories.) Mass enslavement will be funded by industrial-scale prostitution. That scheme will be kicked off with murder. “D’you know you look like Lenin?” Erdosain asks the Astrologer. Meanwhile Erdosain struggles to determine the physical location and dimensions of the soul, this thing that is causing him so much pain.Brutal, uncouth, caustic, and brilliantly colored, The Seven Madmen takes its bearings from Dostoyevsky while looking forward to Thomas Pynchon and Marvel Comics.

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