In time for his centenary- two groundbreaking works from a major figure of world literature, one of the founders of the Latin American Boom. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS.
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.