Final Exam

Julio Cortázar (Author) Alfred MacAdam (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
July 01, 2008
Pages
237
Dimensions
4.92 X 0.66 X 7.73 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811217521
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About the Author

Julio Cortázar (1914-1984), Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, and short-story writer, was born in Brussels, and moved permanently to France in 1951. Cortazar is now recognized as one of the century's major experimental writers, reflecting the influence of French surrealism, psychoanalysis, and his love of both photography and jazz, along with his strong commitment to revolutionary Latin American politics.
Alfred MacAdam is professor of Latin American literature at Barnard College-Columbia University. He has translated works by Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Juan Carlos Onetti, Jose Donoso, and Jorge Volpi among others. He recently published an essay on the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa included in the Cambridge Companion to Autobiography".

Reviews

[A] major undiscovered work...a novel about Buenos Aires which one night turns into a Kafkaesque nightmare.--Harry Morales
The stream-of-consciousness narrative helps to make this one of Cortázar's key works.
Cortázar spoke of something more than novelty or progress--he spoke of the radically new and joyful nature of every instant, of the body, the memory and the imagination of men and women.--Carlos Fuentes
Anyone who doesn't read Cortázar is doomed.--Pablo Neruda
Final Exam is an intriguing book for any reader with avant-garde sympathies, or for anyone who--like most who know him--loves Julio.