Louis enormísimo cronopio  

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"From his mouth that had been writing pennants of gold now rises the lowing of a lovesick deer, the cry of an antelope toward the stars, the buzz of honeybees in sleepy plantations." --"Louis enormísimo cronopio" (1952) by Julio Cortázar

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"Louis enormísimo cronopio" (1952) is a review by Julio Cortázar (1914-1984) of Louis Armstrong's concert of November 9, 1952 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Cortázar first used the word cronopio in a 1952 article published in Buenos Aires Literaria reviewing a Louis Armstrong concert given in November of that year in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The article was entitled Louis, Enormísimo Cronopio ("Louis, Enormous Cronopio"). Cortázar would later describe in various interviews how the word cronopio first came to him in that same theater some time before this concert in the form of an imaginary vision of small green globes floating around the semi-deserted theater.

Dutch translation

Louis, aartscronopio. Vertaling Barber van de Pol. Meulenhoff, 1987.

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