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Straight from The Horse's Mouth? On the Origins of Cortázar's ‘El perseguidor’

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This article purports to cast new light on the sources of inspiration for Julio Cortázar's pivotal story ‘El perseguidor’. In particular, it aims to demonstrate that Cortázar's depiction of the creative artist in the story was decisively shaped not only or even primarily by the life of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, but also by his reading of Joyce Cary’s novel The Horse's Mouth (1944), a whole series of often revealing references to which can be found in his correspondence. A detailed comp...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/14753820.2017.1405566

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Medieval and Modern Language Faculty; Spanish
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Bulletin of Spanish Studies Journal website
Volume:
94
Issue:
9
Pages:
1601-1622
Publication date:
2017-12-05
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-3428
ISSN:
1475-3820
Pubs id:
pubs:842322
URN:
uri:8bd9785e-ca6f-4097-8504-c392c39d1db0
UUID:
uuid:8bd9785e-ca6f-4097-8504-c392c39d1db0
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pubs:842322

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