: Hopscotch: A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series) ( ): Julio Cortazar, Gregory Rabassa: Books. Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with. . Julio Cortázar has left even bolder suggestions for readers of his experimental novel Hopscotch, published 50 years ago today, June

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This book is precisely Janus-faced see the quote in the QC reviewa forward- and backward- upward- and outward-oriented gaze that seems not attached to a youthful perspective as much as it imparts the wisdom that the secret to timelessness is in keeping young eyes. Like the best authors, he trusts his readers. The section, and the book, ends with Horacio visiting Morelli in the hospital, who asks him to go to his apartment and organize his notebooks while he is away.

But when it comes to opinions about the merits of a book, can’t you show us, don’t just tell us. By Min Hyoung Song. Rayuela di Julio Cortazar. Unlike a chronological album of holiday snaps, it didn’t seem to matter much in what order the images were displayed. Narrative Self-Reflection Much Post-Modern fiction contains at least one sentence that acts as a description or review of the entire work.

An Explanation of the Impossibility of Being Understood Perhaps, on the other hand, a reader can glean some sort of meaning or understanding amidst the sheer volume of words This assumes that their intent is not adequately conveyed by the work itself or detectable by the viewer.

Table of Instructions This review consists of two reviews. Any wonder that half of the book, even in the author’s opinion, is “expendable”!

Using these, the reader can leap between episodes, according to a table in the introduction, and construct a hipscotch, more complete perspective on the action. Club de Lectura p There are twinges and then it’s the mystery again.


You may read straight through the regular chapters ignoring the expendable ones or follow numbers left at the end of each chapter telling you which one to read next.

Traveler indulges his friend’s eccentric behavior, but Talita is frightened by the proceedings and must be prodded into participating. A reading of the book in that way would lead the reader thus: An author’s note suggests that the book would best be read in one of two possible ways, either progressively from chapters 1 to 56 or by “hopscotching” through the entire jlio of chapters according to a “Table of Instructions” designated by the author.

But, he continued, he was surprised to find that the hopscoych generation of twentysomethings related to the book even better than his intended audience. One hot afternoon, he spends hours hopscohch the floor trying to straighten nails, although he has no particular use in mind for them.

Jan 20, Jimmy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I get self cortxzar that I read and write the same into too much, come from lonely and no other place. I didn’t take on faith that Oliveira admired her thinking. Let’s say I’m “jumping aboard,” to counteract the update below Oliveira himself is unsure about that. And precisely because of that, we should try all the harder. Below ccortazar some dumb shit I wrote a long time ago, that somehow 21 people ‘liked’ or ‘licked’, not sure about that- I lick things I like all the time, how about you?

I ended up having fun. There are writers who make you want to go back into writing. For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information. Even when with Morelli, the character he relates to most, corrazar exists the social barriers of patient and orderly.

Either you will burn it or it will burn you. Hoscotch while we’re at it, what is the comparison being made between La Maga and Talita, whom Horacio mistakes for the former several times?


In this way, the book is not a thing with defined borders, but one that flows and overflows in soft focus. Minor characters of note include Madame Berthe Trepat, a composer who mistakes Horacio’s attention for sexual interest, and a homeless woman named Emmanuele with whom Oliveira has a brief, disastrous tryst with shortly after La Maga’s disappearance. How to read this book?


Do that and you’ll get the idea A lesser art next to the other one, but in any case it does have its divine proportions, its unities in time, action, and place, and any other rhetoric you might want to apply. It gets my highest recommendation. The most I do is set it up the way I would like to reread it. Written in cottazar episodic, snapshot manner, the novel has chapters, the last 99 designated as “expendable.

From Circus to Clinic One of the qualities that appeals to me about Post-Modernist fiction is its sense of playfulness. This article needs additional citations for verification. It is up to the reader to interpret his frenzied thoughts and place them against the arc of the novel. You can’t live without it and it might not be worth it. Provided, that is, that they do cortazqr a meaning. So Oliveira came off to me as a jukio, pretty much.

That’s what I took from her.

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