Julio Cortazar : Argentina's iconoclast

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  • Novelist and short-story writer Julio Cortazar was a master of experimental literature. In this program, Cortazar's preoccupation with 20th-century life and his rejection of its values is placed in historical context and examined as a theme in his works. In particular his masterpiece, Rayuela, is examined. Archival material and interviews with contemporaries bring to life the times that shaped Cortazar's oeuvre and ensured its enduring legacy.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 09, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles.


  • Cortazar: Life Marked by Exile (1:04) -- "Presencia" and "Bestiario" (5:39) -- Voluntary Exile in France (5:03) -- Cortazar's Fantastical Literature (1:47) -- Political Activism Supporting Latin America (5:00) -- Cultural Exile: Cortazar and His Books Banned in Argentina (4:05) -- Cortazar's Final Years (3:28)
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