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Transcript of Julio Cortazar
-Cortazar would later say concerning his father, "He never did anything for us." He had frequent illnesses, broken arms, and asthma as a child. In 1928 Julio attended a school for teachers. Eventually, he taught French literature at the University of Cuyo. In 1948, he graduated as a Public Translator in English and in French. In 1951, he worked as a translator in Buenos Aires and also in Europe for UNESCO. In 1953, Cortazar married Aurora Bernárdez. He received his first major attention in 1960, when his novel "Los Premios" was published in English. In 1970, he married Ugné Karvelis. He divorced her nine years later and that same year, married Carol Dunop, who died three years later. Julio Cortazar wrote all kinds of things including poetry, drama, novels, short stories, and non-fiction. He translated among others Robinson Crusoe and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe into Spanish. His works show his love for both photography and jazz. Things tied to Cortazar's childhood such as his backyard can be found incoperated in his writtings as well. Julio Cortazar died of leukemia in Paris on February 12, 1984 @ the age of 70. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/cortaz.htm