Cronopios and Famas (New Directions Classic)

Cronopios and Famas (New Directions Classic)

by Julio Cortázar
     
 

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Cronopios and Famas is one of the best-loved books by Julio Cortázar, one of the greatest of Latin American novelists.

"The Instruction Manual," the first chapter, is an absurd assortment of tasks and items dissected in an instruction-manual format. "Unusual Occupations," the second chapter, describes the obsessions and predilections of the

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Cronopios and Famas is one of the best-loved books by Julio Cortázar, one of the greatest of Latin American novelists.

"The Instruction Manual," the first chapter, is an absurd assortment of tasks and items dissected in an instruction-manual format. "Unusual Occupations," the second chapter, describes the obsessions and predilections of the narrator's family, including the lodging of a tiger-just one tiger- "for the sole purpose of seeing the mechanism at work in all its complexity." Finally, the "Cronopios and Famas" section delightfully characterizes, in the words of Carlos Fuentes, "those enemies of pomposity, academic rigor mortis and cardboard celebrity-a band of literary Marx Brothers." As the Saturday Review remarked: "Each 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811221467
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Series:
New Directions Classic
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
830,907
File size:
0 MB

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