Julio Cortázar, Los premios

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Written during 1958 and published in 1960, Los Premios [The Winners] narrates the story of a random group of people from Buenos Aires brought together by their national lottery wins. This heterogeneous combination of people represents many different social sectors of Argentinian society: from the petit-bourgeois couple Lucio and Nora, to the very humble Presutti family. When they are all summoned to the “London Bar”, instead of being awarded a cheque, they are told that their prize is a cruise on the Malcolm (not exactly a luxury liner, but rather a “carguero”, or “barco mixto”, a ship designed to carry both passengers and freight; Cortázar, 1960, 65). The cruise will last “three or four …

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Citation: Orloff, Carolina. "Los premios". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 November 2015 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35573, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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