Julio Cortázar
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Julio Cortázar

Maestro indiscutible de los relatos cortos y gran innovador de la novela latinoamericana del siglo XX. Julio Cortázar (1914-1984) fue, además, un reconocido traductor argentino y un intelectual que hasta el día de hoy sigue siendo referente imprescindible de la literatura de la región.

Su estilo Experimentador por naturaleza, Cortázar mezcló de manera impecable el ensayo, la poesía, la crónica y la narrativa. Su obra escapa de la linealidad temporal y, a diferencia de sus contemporáneos, que buscaban exaltar lo regional, apela a la universalidad y construye un mundo propio.

Escrito para ser escuchado Cortázar rompió con las reglas y estructuras tradicionales de la literatura, por lo que sus novelas y cuentos son un reto para el que los escucha. Su transgresión fue tal que incluso inventó para el capítulo 68 de Rayuela, su obra cumbre, un lenguaje llamado "glíglico".

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Julio Cortázar (1914-1984) was the undisputed master of the short story and a great innovator of the Latin American novel of the 20th century. He was also a renowned Argentine translator and, fun fact, he was responsible for translating Edgar Allan Poe’s works into Spanish.

His Style A lover of experimentation, Cortázar impeccably fused genres: essays, poetry, chronicles and novels. His work escapes linear time and, unlike his contemporaries who sought to exalt the regional, he tackled universal topics and built a world of his own.

Written to be Heard Cortázar broke the traditional rules and structures of literature. For this reason, his novels and short stories present a challenge to those who listen to them. His transgression was such that he even invented a language called "glyglic" for chapter 68 of his masterpiece, Rayuela.

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