Julio Cortazar

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Boost
Birthday
26, 1914
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Feb 12, 1984 (69)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1914
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Feb 12, 1984 (69)

About

Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist best known for his association with the literary group the Latin American Boom. He is best recognized for his novels Rayuela, Los Premios, and Book of Manuel. 

Before Fame

Beginning his career as an elementary school teacher, he later studied philosophy and languages at the University of Buenos Aires. He went on to publish his first novel Book of Manuel in 1973. 

Trivia

In addition to his novels, stories, and poetry, he is also known for having published a graphic novel in 1975 entitled Fantomas Against the Multinational Vampires. 

Family Life

While he was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, his parents were Argentine citizens. 

Associated With

His story Las  Babas del Diablo was the inspiration for Michelangelo Antonioni's feature film Blowup.