Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious.

The New York Times

62: A Model Kit

Fiction by Julio Cortázar

Translated by Gregory Rabassa

First published in English in 1972 and long out of print, 62: A Model Kit is Julio Cortázar’s brilliant, intricate blueprint for life in the so-called “City.” As one of the main characters, the intellectual Juan, puts it: to one person the City might appear as Paris, to another it might be where one goes upon getting out of bed in Barcelona; to another it might appear as a beer hall in Oslo. This cityscape, as Carlos Fuentes describes it, “seems drawn up by the Marx Brothers with an assist from Bela Lugosi!” It is the setting where the usual restraints of traditional novelistic order are discarded and the reader is taken on a daring and exciting new experience of life itself, The New York Times described 62: A Model Kit as “deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious.” Library Journal said 62: A Model Kit is “a highly satisfying work by one of the most extraordinary writers of our time.”

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Paperback (published April 1, 2000)

ISBN
9780811214377
Price US
18.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
288

Julio Cortázar

20th century Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer and Surrealist

Deeply touching, enjoyable, beautifully written and fascinatingly mysterious.

The New York Times

Anyone who doesn’t read Cortázar is doomed.

—Pablo Neruda

Cortázar breaks open ready-made perceptions by submitting them to surreal perspectives.

TimeOut