Julio Cortázar

1914 - 1984

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Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar American Spanish: [ˈxuljo korˈtasar] (listen); (26 August 1914 – 12 February 1984) was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in America and Europe. He is considered one of the most innovative and original authors of his time, a master of history, poetic prose and short story in general and a creator of important novels that inaugurated a new way of making literature in the Hispanic world by breaking the classical moulds through narratives that escaped temporal linearity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julio Cortázar has received more than 888,972 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Julio Cortázar is the 416th most popular writer (up from 429th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 51st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Writer.

Julio Cortázar is most famous for his novel, Hopscotch.

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Among writers, Julio Cortázar ranks 416 out of 5,794Before him are Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jacques Hébert, Ivan Goncharov, Ennius, and Sergei Yesenin. After him are Traudl Junge, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Bernhard, André Maurois, Osamu Dazai, and G. K. Chesterton.

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Among people born in 1914, Julio Cortázar ranks 11Before him are Hedy Lamarr, Marguerite Duras, Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, Michael Wittmann, and Jiang Qing. After him are William S. Burroughs, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Alec Guinness, Octavio Paz, Richard Widmark, and Tyrone Power. Among people deceased in 1984, Julio Cortázar ranks 15Before him are Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Marvin Gaye, and Tigran Petrosian. After him are Anna Anderson, Oleg Antonov, Alfred Kastler, Mohamed Naguib, Karl Wolff, and Sam Peckinpah.

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Among people born in Belgium, Julio Cortázar ranks 53 out of 899Before him are Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), Isabella of Austria (1501), and Agnès Varda (1928). After him are Pepin of Landen (585), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Carlota of Mexico (1840), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), and Jules Bordet (1870).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Julio Cortázar ranks 4Before him are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Georges Simenon (1903), and Marguerite Yourcenar (1903). After him are Émile Verhaeren (1855), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Marguerite Porete (1250), Laura Marx (1845), Henri Michaux (1899), Victor Serge (1890), Hugo Claus (1929), and Georges Rodenbach (1855).