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Cortazar, Julia, Hopscotch, translated by Gregory Rabassa, Pantheon Books, 1987.

Originally published as Rayuela in 1963, Cortazar's
book of "El Boom" soon transcended his generation.
The work is a rare example of the truly innovative
surviving the moment of its publication. According to
a plan Cortazar sets forth, the reader must arrange the
pieces of this open-ended novel into a whole.




van Delden, Maarten, Carlos Fuentes, Mexico, and Modernity, Vanderbilt University Press, 1998.

Van Delden discusses the various modernist philosophies
reflected upon throughout Fuentes' fiction. These
include Fuentes' use of existentialism as well as his
utilization of theories of national identity construction.


Faris, Wendy, "The Development of a Collective Voice: Where the Air Is Clear," in Carlos Fuentes, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1983.

Faris explores the ways in which Fuentes' Where the
Air Is Clear
builds communication between his characters
through memory, myth, and personal and national
identity.

Fuentes, Carlos, A New...

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