Cortázar, Julio

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Julio Cortázar was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1914 of Argentine parents, but he grew up in Buenos Aries, Argentina. He was a writer, poet, and translator who authored over 25 novels and short story collections. Some of his best known works include: Rayuela, 62 modelo para armar, and Historias de cronopios y de famas. In 1951 he moved to Paris due to his opposition to the Perón regime in Argentina. He lived in Paris until his death in 1984. Julio Silva was an artist, book designer, and a close friend of Julio Cortázar. He collaborated with him on two "collage" books: La vuelta al día en ochenta mundos and Último round.

From the description of Julio Cortázar papers, 1966-1980. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84666542

Cortázar was an Argentine novelist and poet, best known perhaps for his experimental novel HOPSCOTCH (English translation, 1966). Born in Brussels, Belgium, to Argentine parents, he returned to Argentina in 1919, eventually getting a degree in French literature from the University of Buenos Aires in 1937. He moved to Paris in 1951 and lived there the rest of his life.

From the description of Julio Cortázar papers, 1927-1980. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83768511

Argentine author and translator. Born Aug. 26, 1914, in Brussels, Belgium, to Argentine parents. Died Feb. 12, 1984, in Paris, France. His family returned to Argentina in 1919 from Belgium. After obtaining a degree in 1932 as a high school teacher, Cortazar taught from 1937-1944. He was awarded a degree in French literature from the University of Buenos Aires in 1937, began writing short stories and published his first book of poems Presencia in 1938. He moved to Mendoza in 1944 to teach literature at the Universidad de Cuyo. Due to his views, he resigned in 1945 and moved to Buenos Aires, where he worked for the "Camara del Libro" from 1946-1948 and as a public translator from 1948 to 1951. When he moved to Paris in 1951, he worked as a translator for Unesco (1952-1984) and continued to write until his death. His philosophy of the novel and his life as a voluntary exile are expressed in Rayuela, which he began writing in 1952 in Paris, and published in Buenos Aires in 1963. The literary manuscript in the Benson Collection reflects its complexity. Cortazar obtained the Prix Medicis in 1974 for Libro de Manuel, the Ms. of which is also at the collection. Cortazar travelled extensively throughout his life and remained an advocate of human rights and political freedom in Latin America.

From the description of Julio Cortázar literary manuscripts, 1943-1982. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 42395676

Argentine writer.

From the description of Letter, 1975, October 25, Paris, to John Fein, Durham, N.C. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 153184679

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creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Continuidad de los Parques [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio. Julio Cortázar literary manuscripts, 1943-1982. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Blackburn, Paul. Papers, 1900-1971, bulk 1919-1971. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio. Letter, 1975, October 25, Paris, to John Fein, Durham, N.C. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Axolotl [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio. Imagen de John Keats and related material : manuscript, 1940-1952 (inclusive), 1951-1952 (bulk). HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Levine, Suzanne Jill. Papers, 1952-2000. Indiana University
creatorOf Garfield, Evelyn Picon,. Evelyn Picon Garfield collection of Julio Cortázar letters, 1972-1983. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Julio Cortázar papers, 1927-1980. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio. Letters to René Micha, 1963 Dec. 20-1978 Nov. 3. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio. Julio Cortázar papers, 1966-1980. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Lettre à une amie en voyage [Multimédia multisupport]. extrait. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Theatre Smith-Gilmour Archives. To Cry Is Not So / by Julio Cortazar ; adapted by Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith, 1991 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
referencedIn Gombos, Edith. Edith Gombos papers, 1960-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Continuidad de los Parques [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Eder, Rita. Vivisimo muerto : Debates on surrealism in Latin America [videorecording] / [symposium sponsored by the Getty Research Institute]. Getty Research Institute, Research Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Axolotl [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. Luis Leal papers, 1946-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Review of Contemporary Fiction / Dalkey Archive Press : records, 1980-1988. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio, 1914-1984. Lettre à une amie en voyage [Multimédia multisupport]. extrait. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Archipelago Books. Papers, 1981-2010. Indiana University
creatorOf Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986. Papers of Jorge Luis Borges [manuscript], 1946. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cortázar, Julio. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
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associatedWith Archipelago Books. person
associatedWith Blackburn, Paul. person
associatedWith Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986. person
associatedWith Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 person
associatedWith Fein, John M., 1922- person
associatedWith Garfield, Evelyn Picon, person
associatedWith Gombos, Edith. person
associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821 person
associatedWith Leal, Luis, 1907-2010. person
associatedWith Levine, Suzanne Jill. corporateBody
correspondedWith Micha, René person
associatedWith Silva, Julio, 1930- person
associatedWith Theatre Smith-Gilmour Archives. corporateBody
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France--Paris
Argentina
Latin America
France--Paris
France
Subject
Latin American poetry--20th century
Exiles' writings, Argentine--20th century
Novelists, Argentine--20th century--Manuscripts
Authors, Argentine--Archives
Authors, Argentine--20th century
Authors, Exiled
Latin American literature--20th century
Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
Lectures and lecturing--20th century
Political refugees
Argentine fiction--Archives
Authors, Argentine--20th century--Correspondence
Translators--Archives
Fantasy fiction, Argentine--Archives
Poets, Argentine--20th century--Manuscripts
Latin American fiction--20th century
French poetry--20th century--Translations into Spanish
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Birth 1914-08-26

Death 1984-02-12

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Spanish; Castilian

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