Black and white photograph of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar.

Julio Cortázar

(1914 - 1984)

About his preference for “pure intuition” over “theory,” Julio Cortázar wrote, “Using a scandalous comparison, if I had to choose between Machiavelli and Cesare Borgia, it would fall to me to be Borgia.” Dissatisfied with the government of Juan Perón in his native Argentina, he moved to France in 1951, the same year he published his first short-story collection, Bestiary. Cortázar’s story “The Devil’s Drivel” was the inspiration for Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blow-up. 

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Voices In Time

1976 | Paris

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Julio Cortázar considers politics vs. literature.More

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