Cronopios and Famas (New Directions Classic) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Cronopios and Famas (New Directions Classic)

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Overview

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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811221467
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Series: New Directions Classic
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 1,262,564
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Julio Cortázar (1914-1984), Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, and
short-story writer, was born in Brussels, and moved permanently to
France in 1951. Cortazar is now recognized as one of the century's major
experimental writers, reflecting the influence of French surrealism,
psychoanalysis, and his love of both photography and jazz, along with
his strong commitment to revolutionary Latin American politics.
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