At a glance:
- Author: Julio Cortazar
- First Published: 1979
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The 1980’s
- Setting: Paris, France
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Authors or writers, Exile or expatriates, 1980's, Argentina or Argentineans, South America or South Americans, Old age or elderly people, Aging
- Locales: France, Europe, Paris, France
Many literary critics writing in English have suggested that the current boom in Latin American fiction was initiated by the publication in English translation of Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch (1966; published in Spanish as Rayuela, 1963). Even though Carlos Fuentes’ The Death of Artemio Cruz and many of the publications in English of Jorge Luis Borges appeared earlier, it was Cortázar, who died in Paris in February, 1984, who first brought the revolution in Latin American fiction to a wider public.
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