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    DescriptionHoracio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of Bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a kepper of a circus cat who can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. "Hopscotch" is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.


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    Title
    Hopscotch
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julio Cortazar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 564
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    Spanish
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780394752846
    ISBN 10: 0394752848
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 863
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 863
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PQ7797.C7145 R313 1987
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Pantheon Pbk.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books Inc
    Publication date
    01 May 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JULIO CORTAZAR was born in 1914 in Belgium to Argentinean parents, grew up in Buenos Aires, and moved to Paris in 1951. An acclaimed and influential novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, he was also a human rights advocate and amateur jazz musician. He died in Paris in 1984.
    Review quote
    "The most magnificent novel I have ever read, and one to which I shall return again and again." --C.D.B. Bryan, "The New York Times Book Review" "Cortazar's masterpiece . . . The first great novel of Spanish America." --"The Times Literary Supplement " "The most powerful encyclopedia of emotions and visions to emerge from the postwar generation of international writers." "--The New Republic " "A work of the most exhilarating talent and interest." --Elizabeth Hardwick
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    Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.