Julio Cortázar was a celebrated Argentine novelist, essayist and short story writer remembered for such notable works as his 1963 novel Hopscotch (Rayuela) and 1968’s Blow-up and Other Stories (End of the Game and Other Stories). He was awarded the prestigious French literary award Prix Médicis in 1974 for his novel Libro de Manuel (A Manual for Manuel).
He was born to Maria Descotte and Julio José Cortázar. He was married twice. His first marriage was to Aurora Bernárdez from 1953 to 1967. His second marriage was to Carol Dunlop in 1981. The marriage ended with Carol’s death in 1982.
His short story Las babas del Diablo (The Devil's Drool) inspired the 1966 film Blowup.
Despite his cause of death being reported as leukemia, there were other reports that his death was caused by AIDS.
Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are.Julio Cortázar
was a famous Argentine author,
who was born on
August 26, 1914. As a person born on this date, Julio Cortázar is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 26) and the 18th most popular for the year (1914).
People born on August 26
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Julio Cortázar is the 867th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Julio Cortázar's birthday, Julio Cortázar is the 25th most famous Argentine.
In general, Julio Cortázar ranks as the 10572nd
most popular famous person, and the 313th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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