Cronopios and Famas is one of the best-loved books by Julio Cortázar, one of the greatest of Latin American novelists.
TimeCortázar's ability to present common objects from strange perspectives, as if he had just invented them, makes him a writer whose work stimulates a sense of rare experience.
Neil MillarThis book is a golden nettle. Those who poke at it gingerly and are stung will still bring away tiny splinters of pure gold.
Christian Science Monitor
Saturday ReviewEach page of Cronopios and Famas sparkles with vivid satire that goes to the heart of human character and, in the best pieces, to the essence of the human condition.
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Pablo NerudaAnyone who doesn't read Cortázar is doomed. Not to read him is a serious invisible disease which in time can have terrible consequences. Something similar to a man who has never tasted peaches. He would quietly become sadder...and probably, little by little, he would lose his hair.
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