Julio Cortazar (Cortasar Julio)( Argentine writer.)
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Biography Julio Cortazar (Cortasar Julio)
Born August 26, 1914 in Brussels. Grew up in Argentina, graduated from the Pedagogical College in Buenos Aires (1935), worked as a teacher in high school. He left Argentina in 1951, fleeing from the dictatorship H.D. Peron. Periodically thereafter he visited Argentina, but always lived in Paris, a translator working in UNESCO
. The first publication Cortazar, . The presence of a collection of sonnets (Presencia, . 1938), . anticipates some of the key elements of its future prose - such, . as the interpenetration of reality and fantasy, . Search Absolute, . desire for harmony between man and the universe,
. Then published a dramatic poem The Kings (Los reyes, 1949), paraphrases the myth of the Minotaur. Literary fame came to the writer after the publication of a collection of stories Bestiary (Bestiario, 1951), where the theme is developed relationships human and animal worlds. End of Game Collection (Final de juego, 1956) reveals the symbolic importance of little things that define daily life, stories of the book's secret weapon (Las armas secretas, 1959) built on the contrast stagnation of life and freedom of creative imagination
. In his first novel wins (Los premios, . 1960) Cortazar reveals the eternal problem of human dissatisfaction, . using the traditional image of a ship of fools: a group who won the lottery commits sea voyage, . which turns them journey to the depths of his own consciousness,
. In short ironic stories Stories about hronopov and Tamah (Historias de Cronopios y de Famas, 1969) the writer focuses on the illogical conditionalities of human life. Playing the classics (Rayuela, 1963), regarded as a criticism of 'the first great Latin American novel', is built in such a way that contains both a few novels, and gives the reader a creative opportunity to choose one of the options. The leading theme of a collection of stories all the lights - Fire (Todos los fuegos el fuego, 1973) has similar provisions that are emerging in different countries and in different eras. Roman 62. Model for assembly (62. Modelo para armar, 1968) is designed on the basis of one chapter of the game in the classic. Book by Manuel (Libro de Manuel, 1973) combines the political content of the installation of samosozidanie novel.
Cortazar died in Paris on February 12, 1984.