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Cortázar, Julio (1914–1984)
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A member of the well-known Latin American narrative “boom” of the 1960s and 1970s, Argentine Julio Cortázar is an emblem of his generation: political activist, literary critic, translator (mainly of Edgar Allan Poe), anthologist (not unexpectedly of Pedro Salinas), and Parisian exile. His novels and short stories show how experimental writing assumes the multiple cultural trends of the sixties. However, neither Cortázar nor any other member of the Latin American boom have been examined in terms of the literary, cultural, and political connotations of sexual “deviance.”