"A first-class literary imagination at work." -- "The New York Times Book Review "
"Julio Cortazar is a stunning writer. It is difficult to imagine how he could improve as a writer of short stories."
--"The Christian Science Monitor "
"A glittering showcase for a daring talent....Julio Cortazar is a dazzler."
--"The San Francisco Chronicle "
"Cortazar is a unique storyteller. He can induce the kind of chilling unease that strikes like a sound in the night." --"Time Magazine "
"Anyone who doesn't read Cortazar is doomed. Not to read him is a serious invisible disease, which in time can have terrible consequences. Something similar to a man who has never tasted peaches. He would quietly become sadder . . . and, probably, little by little, he would lose his hair." --Pablo Neruda
"Idols invite respect, admiration, affection, and, of course, great envy. Cortazar inspired all of these feelings as very few writers can, but he inspired, above all, an emotion much rarer: devotion. He was, perhaps without trying, the Argentine who made the whole world love him." --Gabriel Garcia Marquezshow more