"Cortazar's masterpiece. This is the first great novel of Spanish America" Times Literary Supplement "Hopscotch... marks the true possibility of encounter between the Latin-American imagination and the contemporary world" -- Carlos Fuentes "Here is literary cunning and accomplishment of a high order" -- Robert Nye Guardian "The dialogue is brilliant, whether the subject is literature, love, Mondrian, jazz or the fallibility of science" -- Donald Keene New York Times "Mr Cortazar has marked off a corner of the world singularly his own" -- Thomas Lask New York Times
About the Author
Julio Cortazar lived in Buenos Aires for the first thirty years of his life, and after that in Paris. His stories, written under the dual influence of the English masters of the uncanny and of French surrealism, are extraordinary inventions, just this side of nightmare. In later life Cortazar became a passionate advocate for human rights and a persistent critic of the military dictatorships in Latin America. He died in 1984.