Julio Cortazar: New Readings (Cambridge Studies in Latin American & Iberian Literature v. 13)
By: Carlos J. Alonso (editor)Paperback
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The articles gathered within this 1998 book address the Argentine writer Julio Cortazar'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 Cortazar 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 literature. Although significantly different in their theoretical approach, style, and their point of insertion in Cortazar's oeuvre, the articles provide a radical reassessment of one of the most significant Latin American writers.
Introduction; To burn like this without surcease ... Carlos J. Alonso; Part I. Reading Cortazar Today: 1. Between Utopia and Inferno (Julio Cortazar's version) Ana Maria Amar Sanchez; 2. Comic stripping: Cortazar in the age of mechanical reproduction Jean Franco; 3. Cortazar and postmodernity: new interpretive liabilities Neil Larsen; 4. Cortazar's closet Rene Prieto; Part II. Cortazar Read Cortazar: 5. Between reading and repetition (apropos of Cortazar's 62: A Model Kit) Lucille Kerr; 6. Cortazar and the idolatry of origins Gustavo Pellon; 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 Cortazar'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 Cortazar's ethics of writing Anibal Gonzalez.
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