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62: A Model Kit (New Directions Classics)

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As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi It is the meeting place for a wild assortment of bohemians in a novel described by The New York Times as Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious. Library Journal has said 62: A Model Kit is a highly satisfying work by one of the most extraordinary writers of our time.

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First published in English in 1972 and long out of print, is Julio Cortázar's brilliant, intricate blueprint for life in the so-called "City."

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As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, "seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi!" It is the meeting place for a wild assortment of bohemians in a novel described by as "Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious." has said is "a highly satisfying work by one of the most extraordinary writers of our time."

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Julio Cortzar(1914-1984), Argentinean novelist, poet, essayist and short-story writer, was born in Brussels, lived in Argentina, but moved permanently to France in 1951, where he became one of the century's major experimental writers.
Gregory Rabassais the recipient of multiple prizes and the translator of One Hundred Years of Solitude, among other classic works.

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9780811214377
Translator:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Cortazar, Julio
Author:
Cortzar, Julio
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cities and towns
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Europe
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Translations into english
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Experimental fiction
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Literary
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Literature-A to Z
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New Directions Classics
Series Volume:
AC no. 150/5200-31A
Publication Date:
20000417
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
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8 x 5.3 x 0.8 in 0.695 lb

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"Synopsis" by , First published in English in 1972 and long out of print, is Julio Cortázar's brilliant, intricate blueprint for life in the so-called "City."
"Synopsis" by , As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, "seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi!" It is the meeting place for a wild assortment of bohemians in a novel described by as "Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious." has said is "a highly satisfying work by one of the most extraordinary writers of our time."
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