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EBCB Meeting - Julio Cortázar

Hosted by the Consul of the Bucharest Book Club Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 14 Aug 19:30 - 22:00

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This is a meeting of the English Book Club Bucharest.

Hello there, summer readers!

Next week we'll be discussing some stories of the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. I hope you'll like them!

Julio Cortázar was born in Brussels to Argentinian parents in Protected content , was raised in Argentina, and in Protected content to Paris, where he continued to live for the rest of his life. He was a poet, translator, and amateur jazz musician as well as the author of several novels and volumes of short stories.

Precisely his short stories represent, in the words of Argentine critic Jaime Alazraki, the "vertebral column" running through his work. Those written in the Protected content and Protected content offer the strongest case for their author's greatness. A fecund mixture of surrealism, symbolism, nouveau roman experimentation and Borgesian fantasy, Cortázar enthusiastically seeds his realistic settings – for the most part split between Buenos Aires and Paris – with impossible invasions of the fantastical and supernatural. The effect is often a refined philosophical take on the "uncanny tales" strand of speculative fiction.

These are the stories for the next meeting:

1. Secret Weapons
2. House Taken Over
3. End of the Game
4. The Idol of the Cyclades

You can find the stories on the files shared here Protected content

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