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Cuentos Completos, Vol. 2 (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

By Julio Cortazar (Author)
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In Cortazar s world, games recover their lost potential as a serious activity for adults. Although it is true that his characters enjoy playing, the dangerous quality of many of their games will leave them with a dreadful truth, insanity or death, not to mention a fleeting sense of oblivion of their circumstances. No other writer has transformed games into such a malleable and useful instrument of artistic exploration and creation. Cortzar s work opened the doors to previously unexplored territories.

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En el mundo de Cortazar el juego recobra esa virtualidad perdida, de actividad seria y de adultos. Es verdad que sus personajes se divierten jugando, pero muchas veces se trata de diversiones peligrosas, que les dejaran, ademas de un pasajero olvido de sus circunstancias, algun conocimiento atroz, o la enajenacion o la muerte.
En otros casos, el juego cortazariano es un refugio para la sensibilidad y la imaginacion. En sus libros juega el autor, juega el narrador, juegan los personajes y juega el lector, obligado a ello por las endiabladas trampas que lo acechan a la vuelta de la pagina menos pensada.
Ningun otro escritor dio al juego la dignidad literaria que Cortazar, ni hizo del juego un instrumento de creacion y exploracion artistica tan ductil y provechoso. La obra de Cortazar abrio puertas ineditas.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   509
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.44" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.08"
Weight:   1.29 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1996
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9681902904  
ISBN13  9789681902902  

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JULIO CORTAZAR was born in 1914 in Belgium to Argentinean parents, grew up in Buenos Aires, and moved to Paris in 1951. An acclaimed and influential novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, he was also a human rights advocate and amateur jazz musician. He died in Paris in 1984.

Julio Cortazar was born in 1914 and died in 1984.

Julio Cortazar has published or released items in the following series...

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