Along with Gabriel García Márquez (1927-), Carlos Fuentes (1928-) and Mario Vargas Llosa (1936-), Julio Cortázar is commonly considered to be one of the “Big Four” writers of the so-called “Boom” of the Spanish American novel of the late 1950s and 1960s. Indeed, he was in many respects a literary mentor to the other three, all of whom have written – and continue to write – about him with gratitude and admiration (a character from perhaps his greatest novel, Rayuela [Hopscotch] (1963), even gets a mention in García Márquez’s Cien años de soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude] (1967)). If his work remains less well known than theirs beyond the Spanish-speaking world, that is perhaps because …
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Moran, Dominic Paul. "Julio Cortázar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 May 2011
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