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.
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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