Julio Cortázar: El examen (3436 words)


Written in Argentina in 1950, during the height of the Peronist regime and before Cortázar’s departure for Paris, El Examen [Final Exam] could be described as the author’s second novelistic experiment after Divertimento, which he had completed a year earlier. Although he was not well known, by the time he finished El Examen Cortázar had already published a collection of poems (Presencia, under the pseudonym Julio Denis), and Los Reyes [The Kings]. Whilst he would not attempt to publish Divertimento during his lifetime, he had high hopes for El Examen. However, his efforts were in vain; the manuscript was rejected by the publishing house Losada for its …

Citation: Orloff, Carolina. "El examen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 May 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35571, accessed 17 May 2022.]

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