|Died||November 2, 1982
|Occupation||Writer, Translator, Activist, Photographer|
|Notable work(s)||Autonauts of the Cosmoroute (1983)|
Carol Dunlop (1946 – November 2, 1982) was a writer, translator, activist, and photographer. She is mostly known for being the wife of the Argentine writer Julio Cortazar with whom she co-wrote The Autonauts of the Cosmoroute (1982).
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Daniel and Jean (Ayers) Dunlop, she married writer Francois Hebert, with whom she had one son, Stephane (b. 1968). The couple settled in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In the 1970s Hebert and Dunlop divorced, and Dunlop eventually moved to Paris.
Dunlop met the writer and activist Julio Cortázar in Canada in 1977 and married him in 1981. She accompanied Cortazar to numerous destinations, and sometimes traveled without Cortazar. Among places she visited in the course of her political activism were Nicaragua and Poland, at the latter of which she participated in a congress of solidarity with Chile. She died two years before Cortázar and is buried with him in the Cimetière de Montparnasse.
Cause of death
In her book "Julio Cortazar" the Uruguayan writer Cristina Peri Rossi, who was a friend of Cortazar and Dunlop, claims that they died of AIDS. Peri Rossi argues that Dunlop sexually contracted AIDS from Cortazar, who had contracted the illness during a blood transfusion a few years earlier in the south of France. Although doctors attributed Dunlop and Cortazar's death to a "mysterious virus", there is no proof that AIDS was the real cause.
- Julio Cortázar, Carol Dunlop, Los autonautas de la cosmopista, [The Autonauts of the Cosmoroute] (1982).
- Carol Dunlop, La solitude inachevee: Roman (1976).
- Julio Cortázar, Carol Dunlop, Silvia Monrós-Stojaković, Correspondencia (2009), Alpha Decay, Barcelona.