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Julio Cortazar: New Readings

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The essays gathered here address the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar's oeuvre from a variety of critical positions and focus on several of his multifarious writings: poems, short stories, novels, and miscellanea. The intention has been to provide the space for a reappraisal of Cortázar that will question received notions and assumptions regarding his works, and hence pave the way for an overarching revision of his production and his place in Latin American letters. Although significantly different in their ...

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Overview

The essays gathered here address the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar's oeuvre from a variety of critical positions and focus on several of his multifarious writings: poems, short stories, novels, and miscellanea. The intention has been to provide the space for a reappraisal of Cortázar that will question received notions and assumptions regarding his works, and hence pave the way for an overarching revision of his production and his place in Latin American letters. Although significantly different in their theoretical approach, style, and their point of insertion in Cortázar's oeuvre, the essays collectively manage to configure a Cortázar whose contours will both surprise and enlighten the reader.

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"Alonso (Emory Univ.) takes an innovative approach to the much-studied boom author and prepares the way for a re-evaluation of Cortázar's fiction, poetry, and miscellaneous work...." Choice
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Introduction; To burn like this without surcease ... Carlos J. Alonso; Part I. Reading Cortázar Today: 1. Between Utopia and Inferno (Julio Cortázar's version) Ana María Amar Sánchez; 2. Comic stripping: Cortázar in the age of mechanical reproduction Jean Franco; 3. Cortázar and postmodernity: new interpretive liabilities Neil Larsen; 4. Cortázar's closet René Prieto; Part II. Cortázar Read Cortázar: 5. Between reading and repetition (apropos of Cortázar's 62: A Model Kit) Lucille Kerr; 6. Cortázar and the idolatry of origins Gustavo Pellón; 7. Supposing Morelli had meant to go to Jaipur Andrew Bush; Part III. Reading Politics: 8. Apocalipsis in Solentiname as heterological production Alberto Moreiras; 9.The man in the car/In the Trees/Behind the Fence: from Cortázar's Blow-up to Oliver Stone's JFK Frederick Luciani; Part IV. The Ethics of Reading: 10. Pursuing a perfect present Doris Sommer; 11. Press clippings and Cortázar's ethics of writing Aníbal González.

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