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Autonauts of the Cosmoroute
ISBN: 9781846590481
Travelogue
19 June 2008
Paperback with flaps
13 x 20 cm
220 pages
£9.99

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Julio Cortázar was born in Belgium in 1914 to Argentine parents. One of the true giants of twentieth-century literature, Cortazar was a tireless defender of Latin American self-determination.

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Anne McLean

Anne McLean is a Canadian translator who lives and translates in Yorkshire. She has a Masters Degree in Literary Translation and has translated works by Julio Cortázar, Javier Cercas, Evelio Rosero, Juan Gabriel Vázquez, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón and Carmen Martín Gaite, among others. She was awarded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009 and 2004 for her translations of Los ejércitos and Soldados de Salamina.


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'This touching roadtrip story was translated into English for the first time last year, and was quickly hailed as a classic'
Sunday Times

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We could do nothing but stand there, quench the thirst for that color, that texture, suprised at finding that such emotion can still be born of a flower, and feeling a little silly at having no other possible reaction that saying oh, how lovely. And walking off to the motel room, key in hand.

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