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  • Published: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784875862
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

Hopscotch




Julio Cortazar's crazed masterpiece, the forbearer of the Latin Boom in the 1960s - published in Vintage Classics for the first time

Julio Cortazar's crazed masterpiece, the forbearer of the Latin Boom in the 1960s - published in Vintage Classics for the first time'Cortazar's masterpiece. This is the first great novel of Spanish America... A powerful anti-novel but, like deeply understood moments in life itself, rich with many kinds of potential meanings and intimations' Times Literary SupplementDazed by the disappearance of his muse, Argentinian writer Horatio Oliveira wanders the bridges of Paris, the sounds of jazz and the talk of literature, life and art echoing around him. But a chance encounter with a literary idol and his new work - a novel that can be read in random order - sends Horatio's mind into further confusion.

As a return to Buenos Aires beckons, Horatio's friend and fellow artist, Traveler, awaits his arrival with dread -the lives of these two young writers now ready to play out in an inexhaustible game of indeterminacy.

  • Published: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781784875862
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Julio Cortazar

Julio Cortazar lived in Buenos Aires for the first thirty years of his life, and after that in Paris. His stories, written under the dual influence of the English masters of the uncanny and of French surrealism, are extraordinary inventions, just this side of nightmare. In later life Cortazar became a passionate advocate for human rights and a persistent critic of the military dictatorships in Latin America. He died in 1984.

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Praise for Hopscotch

Cortazar's masterpiece. This is the first great novel of Spanish America

Times Literary Supplement

Marks the true possibility of encounter between the Latin–American imagination and the contemporary world

Carlos Fuentes

Here is literary cunning and accomplishment of a high order

Robert Nye, Guardian

The dialogue is brilliant, whether the subject is literature, love, Mondrian, jazz or the fallibility of science

Donald Keene, New York Times

Mr Cortazar has marked off a corner of the world singularly his own

Thomas Lask, New York Times

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