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Number of Pages: 354
Genre: Literary Collections
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Author: Julio Cortazar & Carol Dunlop
Street Date: November 26, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6431
Idols invite respect, admiration, affection, and, of course, great envy. Cortï¿½zar inspired all of these feelings as very few writers can, but he inspired, above all, an emotion much rarer: devotion. He was, perhaps without trying, the Argentine who made the whole world love him. --Gabriel Garcï¿½a Mï¿½rquez Cortï¿½zar's last book is unexpectedly his happiest and most playful, both linguistically and with the vicissitudes of life... Every page reveals that there is no end, because the end is to go farther, to cross all boundaries. Twenty years later Anne McLean restores the joy and liberty of the original to these autonauts. And it seems to me that Cortï¿½zar and Dunlop are still there, on their freeway, alive, happy forever inside a motionless time. --Tomï¿½s Eloy Martï¿½nez Anyone who doesn't read Cortï¿½zar is doomed. Not to read him is a serious invisible disease, which in time can have terrible consequences. Something similar to a man who has never tasted peaches. He would quietly become sadder . . . and, probably, little by little, he would lose his hair. --Pablo Neruda This is a special book, definitely worth reading, one that will alter your view of highways forever. --Chad W. Post The journey undertaken by Cortï¿½zar and his wife and collaborator Carol Dunlop is quixotic in the largest sense. At one level, it is an adventure stood on its absurd head. At another, it is something graver--a mask of comedy concealing the enigma of an archaic smile. --Richard Eder, The Los Angeles Times Book Review
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