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Libro donde Cortázar está entero con toda su complejidad ética y estética con su imaginación y su humorCortázar empieza por proponer un acercamiento activo al libro y ofrece varias posibilidades de lectura el lector ha de decidir ¿optar por el orden de lectura tradicional ¿Seguir el tablero de dirección ¿Remitirse al azar Después lo lleva a dos lugares distintos «Del lado de allá» París la relación de Olivei Julio Cortazar HopscotchDon t read this book For real now don t Throw it away or better still burn it Either you will burn it or it will burn you Seriously it will tear you open and feast on your guts while all you ll be able to do is look around in over saturated numbness I envy those who weren t moved by it I envy and pity them at the same time for the same reason I ve felt something they have notI ve talked before about books that read you as much as you read them but this is a whole other thing It strips you bare and puts you under close examination while holding a mirror in which you cannot help but look Have you ever looked into the mirror while listening to Miles Davis Do that and you ll get the idea somewhat If you ve read it but didn t feel it I envy and pity your ability to look away If you ve never read it at all I envy and pity your ignorance Five and zero stars Just like everything that s worth our while will ever be

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Rayuela Author Julio Cortázar

Ra y la Maga el club de la serpiente el primer descenso de Horacio a los infiernos y «Del lado de acá» Buenos Aires el encuentro de Tráveler y Talita el circo el manicomio el segundo descenso¿Viaje hacia delante viaje hacia atrás Viaje iniciático sin duda del ue el lector emerge tal vez con otra idea acerca del modo de leer los libros y de ver la vida Un mosaico donde toda una época se vio maravillosamente reflejada Here s a link to the uarterly Conversation review of Hopscotch it s really a very good review and does a fine job elucidating this book s ualities and its value in the realm of literature if I were to write a proper review of the book it would be a shadow plagiarization of this you could go read Jimmy s review which as I ve said below is one of the finest and most fun reviews here on Goodreads do yourselves a favor and get to know Jimmy s writing me this second go at reading Hopscotch was a wonderful lesson in not trusting my first impressions which as we should all begin to realize are at the very least always revisable as we get closer to a thing or a subject and are often utterly overturned or reversed and we are proved not only mistaken in our initial judgment but sometimes laughably in the wrong altogether Here I was altogether in the wrong when I gave up early on this book a few years ago After finishing this reading I feel Hopscotch is an essential book there were so many mysteriously beautiful moments so many freshly sculpted images immune to cliche so many passages that exhaled great gasps of Life so much vitality and energy vibrating on each page It enters the pantheon as one of the Great Books of Failure really all books are failures but very few books are Great Books of Failure I hopscotched through Hopscotch meaning I took Cortazar s recommended leapfrogs through Oliveira s labyrinth Read in this manner the structure itself is a bliss of fragmented puzzling where correspondences float beneath seemingly disparate sections doublings and multiplications of resonances are given voice illuminations rise like will o the wisps in the dusk of reading and the mind is kept off kilter and at attention and attuned to receiving many tones at once thus the obsession with jazz how we listen to a line from Dizzy announce the theme but completely transmuted later on in the tune recognizable by a feeling and instinct than explicitly drawnIt is said of Hopscotch that it is a young man s book I guess meaning that it is one of those books better read early in life when one is open to oddities and playful impressionism elements that read as whimsical or seem to lack the seriousness or gravity expected of maturity I totally disagree or I disagree that losing the love of play should be considered a mark of maturity Sure I wasn t prepared the first go round for the originality of Cortazar s writing which resists categorization and cliche so strongly it often feels loose improvised and gives the false impression of not holding its center again as does great jazz here I think Ornette Coleman comes to mind as a good analogy his compositions feel precarious and about to spin to pieces but are pinned by the tightest of tonal structures This book is precisely Janus faced see the uote in the C review a 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 And as a Great Book of Failure it came to me 38 years old at what seems an ideal time an age when it is tempting to ease into habits narrow our lives stabilize our personas stultify and ride inertia out into oblivion Janus faced Hopscotch reminds us to resist this at the very core of our being that all the paths we take will be eually mistaken we look back and can only decide on whether we have been made crooked or straight nails chapter 41 is of the utmost importance to the book as we know straight nails have always known their destiny and slide easily into their purpose while crooked nails must find uniue forms to fulfill themselves Hopscotch reminds us of the inevitability and thus the worth of our mistaken path that our failures are our only possible successes because there only failures false starts misdirections and that the one thing that seems to be consistently true in life is that uestions are far valuable than answers Cortazar not only incorporates these notions into the plot and characterization of Hopscotch the structure he invented for his book makes it a literal part of the reading experience he has made a labyrinth for us to hold in our hands live with carry beside us another labyrinth of pages and print to accompany the labyrinth in our skullsIt gets my highest recommendation It is a favorite Play Hopscotch it s a game it s only meant for play and what is art but the most serious of playtimes all you need is a toe and a pebble and some chalk and little suare opening up to Heaven It s simpleBelow is some extraneous crap better avoided but it got some licks so like whateverMais une autre UPDATE Below is 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 sometimes licking leads to liking and vice versa about this book Hopscotch which I never really gave a proper chance and which I am jumping into again Let s say I m jumping aboard to counteract the update below Any case I ain t no Real Good Art Critic heaven forbid actually I have learned to not trust my instincts to play with opposite inclinations and to sink slowly with a lascivious enjoyment in the warm bath of the oh so many times I have erred To err is human to lick divine So in the service of divine reversals back I go into Hopscotch avast aboard ahoy sails amast UPDATE I m jumping ship on this one This has nothing to do with the uality of the writing which is high uality wordsmanship and I m enjoying the leapfrog structure but the Ultra Amplified Bohemian Paris atmosphere is too drunk on its own Bohemianeninity for me right now It s just not where my head is at I am feeling nothing but contempt for these characters who wander rubbish piles at midnight to find trash boxes and throw away coat hangers and paint them yellow to make mobiles for their disorderly apartments they somehow afford even though they don t work and every second reference in their conversation is to an obscure Hungarian silent film and they re always bringing gifts of Surrealist or Post Impressionist post cards or when they can t afford those just leaves of trees thanks and having very deep conversations in abandoned parking lots and wine stained cafes once again if you can t afford a postcard how are you eating in cafes much less paying rent and doing coy things like destroying umbrellas as some gesture of infinity I would hate these people if I knew them The book is written very well and I have kept it as a to read but I want to give it the reading it deserves which I am not capable of at this moment Perhaps being juxtaposed with reading i ek these characters just feel enormously frivolousMJ Nicholls and Richard give this caustic one star reviews while Jimmy supplies an ecstatic 5 bright superterrestrial polygons accompanied by one of the greatest reviews ever to grace the digitized pixels of the Goodreads continuum Ever stalwart Nate D seems to stride the star poles gifting us a review that intrigues as well as cautions Here s what Alexander Theroux has to say on the subjectI love that novel Now that is a book that is full of puzzles and codes I wish I could have been a member of The Serpent Club What amazes me is that Cort zar invariably received praise and admiration for the high style lists louacity boldness ingenuity and encyclopedic invention in his fiction particularly that book while the mediocre book reviewers and invidious drabs to whom I am inevitably assigned by the New York Times drab and hateful ink stained failures for the most part only scowl at my work I attribute this to envy and the ham handed convention that nowadays seems to prevail everywhere in this business that asks Who does he think he isWait that was clearly much Theroux s own invective against reviewers than about Hopscotch as a book Apologies Perhaps I can suare the circle Reconcile the divergences Give at least one insight approaching validity We shall see

Julio Cortázar · 2 Read

Un libro único abierto a múltiples lecturas lleno de humor de riesgo y de una originalidad sin precedentesLa aparición de Rayuela enconmocionó el panorama cultural de su tiempo y supuso una verdadera revolución en la narrativa en lengua castellana por primera vez un escritor llevaba hasta las últimas consecuencias la voluntad de transgredir el orden tradicional de una historia y el lenguaje para contarla Es uizás el I wanted to read this because I had seen it included in some lists of the twentieth century s great novels It is a very interesting book uite entertaining in places but I can t pretend it is an easy read Before one even starts there is a preamble which explains that you have at least two choices either to read the first 56 chapters in seuence presumably ignoring the rest or to follow an alternative path through the book which is listed at the start and misses out Chapter 55 I opted for the latter and I think it was a wise decision but there is enough logic to the second path to deduce what the straight path would have been like since it does respect the ordering of the core chapters with freuent and sometimes long digressions into the additional material some of which is very odd and of limited relevance to the core storyThe core plot is fairly simple it explores the world of Horacio Oliveira an intellectual drifter The first part of the book is set in Paris in the 1950s and although it seems uite episodic and random the nature of this appears to reflect Oliveira s own experiences and his state of mind and those of his friends there are also lengthy digressions on music jazz classical and popular literature philosophy and much else with a lot of surreal episodes reminiscent of some of the pataphysicalOulipo writers of the timeAfter a bizarre episode in which Oliveira is arrested after befriending a tramp he is deported back to Argentina and the remainder of the book charts his mental disintegration The writing is fragmented and often wilfully obscure though not as obscure as Joyce who is clearly an influence and there are chapters which are literary games for example a chapter in which the odd numbered lines follow one story and the even numbered lines another with breaks in mid sentence My impression was that as long as one does not get too obsessed with following everything in detail or understanding the many references the whole is a pleasurable and stimulating reading experience so not without a little reluctance I am awarding a full five stars paff the end Expendable appendicesi I realised about halfway through that there were a lot of unfamiliar words in addition to much uoted French Spanish and Latin I made this list of unfamiliar words that appear after this point antinomy aulic auscultation cadastral catoblepas chitterling chryselephantine cinerary coenaesthesis columbarium coprolite cuniculture cuspidation echolalia eclogue elution epistomology epithelial exordium extravasation geometrid gnoseologist helicoid incunabula macaronic mana mantic mnemotechny nebiole nephelibate obolus oneiromancy palmiped promissoration propedeutic rotogravure ruleman satori serape soteriology stupa teleleological tragacanth trismegisticii Chapter 55 which is omitted from the hopscotch path is effectively reproduced elsewhere but without the lengthy but entertaining digressions on a bizarre treatise postulating an idealistic system of world government which a character is reading while the action goes on around himiii I found that when following the hopscotch path I still wanted to know where I was in terms of overall progress so I put the chapter lengths into a spreadsheet so that I could say how much I had read at any stage Since this may be useful to other readers here are the numbersChapter Pages Total Percent73 3 3 0531 10 13 2302 5 18 319116 2 20 3553 5 25 44384 4 29 5144 6 35 62171 5 40 7095 4 44 78081 1 45 79874 2 47 8336 2 49 8697 1 50 8878 2 52 92293 4 56 99368 1 57 10119 4 61 1082104 1 62 109910 2 64 113565 2 66 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10 thoughts on “Rayuela Author Julio Cortázar

  1. says:

    Table of InstructionsThis review consists of two reviews The first can be read in a normal fashion Start from 1 and go to 12 at the close of which there are three garish little stars which stand for the words The End Conseuently the reader may ignore what follows with a clean conscienceThe second should be read b

  2. says:

    I wanted to read this because I had seen it included in some lists of the twentieth century's great novels It is a very interesting book uite entertaining in places but I can't pretend it is an easy read Before one even starts there is a preamble which explains that you have at least two choices either to read the first 56 chapters

  3. says:

    8 years after i read this book i finally understand why i didn't like it apparently this is an eitheror book but i read it as an and then bookdr wikipedia claims An author's note suggests that the book would best be read in one of

  4. says:

    Julio Cortazar HopscotchDon't read this book For real now don't Throw it away or better still burn it Either you will burn it or it will burn you Seriously it will tear you open and feast on your guts while all you'll be able to do is look around in over saturated numbness I envy those who weren't moved by it I envy and pity them at

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    Maga WorldTrying to make a living by breaking through the barrier of language is called art Hopscotch is about a community of such labourers It’s not an easy job fighting against language but someone has to do it The life style is necessarily unconventional but that’s an effect not a prior condition The battle with lan

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    Rayuela — Marelle — Hopscotch While reading this dizzy making book the word 'vertiginous' occurs very freuently in the text a book that reuires the reader to hop back and forth between the 155 different sections instead of turning the pages in the usual order I found myself latching onto certain images in the text as if to steady myself the description of a leaf for example or an old umbrella dropping from

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    I have never been wrong about a novel I was about Hopscotch A baffled first reading took place seven annums past and a vexed and unfair one star review lingered on my profile for a half that period until three years ago th

  8. says:

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH I had to read this for a book club I read about 80 pages of this and threw it across the roo

  9. says:

    Here’s a link to the uarterly Conversation review of Hopscotch it’s really a very good review and does a fin

  10. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewDouble Entendres Galore Hopscotch by Julio CortázarOriginal Review 1981 05 15If you like your novels simple and straightforward don’t read “Hopscotch”If you h