Aug 26, 2014

Julio Cortázar's 100th Birthday


Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar (American Spanish); August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984), was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in the Americas and Europe. He has been called both a "modern master of the short story" and, by Carlos Fuentes, "the Simón Bolívar of the novel."
[Wikipedia.org]