62: A Model Kit

62: A Model Kit

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Overview

First published in English in 1972 and long out of print, 62: A Model Kit is Julio Cortázar's brilliant, intricate blueprint for life in the so-called "City."


As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, "seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi!" It is the meeting place for a wild assortment of bohemians in a novel described by The New York Times as "Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious." Library Journal has said 62: A Model Kit is "a highly satisfying work by one of the most extraordinary writers of our time."

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ISBN-13: 9780811214377
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Series: New Directions Classic Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 914,493
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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