Latin American Author Cortázar Celebrated at TAMIU April 20
Texas A&M International University's student organization Club de
Español Siglo XXI will present "Homenaje a Julio Cortázar"
at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 in Bob Bullock Hall, room 101. This
acted reading, honoring the Argentinean novelist and poet, was created
from excerpts of his short stories, novels and incorporates the music
of Cortázar's time.
Dr. Jose Cardona-Lopéz, faculty advisor of the group and associate
professor of Spanish, said this acted reading will be free of charge and
open to the public. He said members of the club will perform in honor
of the 20th anniversary of Cortázar's death, and the 90th anniversary
of his birth.
"He is considered a master of the fantastic, and an inspiration
to Spanish language authors," said Cardona-Lopéz.
Cortázar's most acclaimed novel is Rayuela (Hopscotch), written
in 1963, in which the reader, following instructions within the text,
reads the chapters out of order, moving from place to place within the
book, explained Cardona-Lopéz.
"Cortázar is well known for his novels and short stories.
He was also a poet and a translator, particularly noted for his work on
Edgar Allan Poe's writings," he said.
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