HOPSCOTCH by Julio Cortázar
Pantheon, 1966 First edition, 564 pp., 6" X 8 1/2" Hardcover
Near fine in a very good dust jacket (3/4" closed tear to front top right panel, slight chipping to dj spine, ownership sticker to ffep.)
Cortázar's employment of interior monologue, punning, slang, and his use of different languages is reminiscent of Modernist writers like Joyce, although his main influences were Surrealism and the French New Novel, as well as the "riffing" aesthetic of jazz and New Wave Cinema. Highly influential and highly recommended.