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Summary Rayuela by Julio Cortázar Free read Rayuela by Julio Cortázar é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rayuela 1963 es la gran novela de Julio CortázarEl amor turbulento de Oliveira y La Maga los amigos del Club de la Serpiente las caminatas por París en busca del cielo y el infierno tienen su contracara en la aventura simétrica de Oliveira Tali. 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 by beginning with 1 and then following the seuence indicated at the end of each sentence or paragraph For example if you see 24 then proceed to paragraphsentence 24 which is conveniently labelled and boldedFrom The Other Side1 I expected this book to be inventive than it turned out to be based mostly on how much hoopla there was around its experimental form I had it in my head that the book could be read in an infinite variety of ways While it certainly can be the instructions at the beginning specifies only 2 official ways of reading it And besides they are subsets of each other with slight inconsistencies for example chapter 55 is left out of one version It seemed almost like watching a movie on a DVD and having the ability to watch it with or without the deleted scenesBut as I progressed I felt that the flipping of pages had a different effect on me 17 2 It lent a physical structure to the route that the book was taking Having the expendable chapters wedged in between the normal chapters instead of at the end would have resulted in pretty much the same novel but would also have had a slightly different lesser effect The need to flip constantly back and forth made the enterprise into a kind of personal search with a possibility of getting completely lost 273 This is an exciting possibility Unlike in a normal book where I could gauge my progress by the heft of pages in my right vs left hands almost like a subconscious scale in this book it was clear that the page I was on meant nothing at all In parts where the narrative took me on a whole string of hopping around among the expendable chapters I felt completely disoriented but in a good way Like I was swimming with no sight of the shore 234 What s the expendable chapters can be seen as a sort of appendage to the main book In this way the book is not a thing with defined borders but one that flows and overflows in soft focus Because the novel talks constantly about literature itself it is inevitable to think of all the works that the novel references and there are many Oblomov The Man without ualities Bouvard and Pecuchet Under the Volcano The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge The Confusions of Young T rless The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy to name just a few off the top of my head as expendable novels that are part of this one if you were to just expand those fuzzy borders slightly 145 So that another way of reading this book not included in the instructions at the beginning would be to read it straight through but at any mention of another novel you must go immediately and read it in its entirety then come back to this book where you left off 296 Similarly one could expand the borders even further to works influenced by this book including Cort zar s own 62 A Model Kit inspired by chapter 62 of this book Or even further into fictional works that exist only in the book like Morelli s novels and Ceferino s writings One could keep going until this book included all of literature or you die of exhaustion whichever comes first guess 7From This Side7 But maybe all this bullshit about form is way overblown Maybe it s all an elaborate distraction so that the book itself can be hidden underneath a uilt with its little hopscotch suares performing its exuisite covering over nature 208 Because the form of the book is so dazzling its shimmering surface attracts the reviewers full attention They can t look away What ends up being ignored are the things hidden underneath which sheds light on the whole reason for the circuitous form to begin with 169 Throughout the book Cort zar is concerned not only with literature and writing itself but with the possibility of writing at all Is it even possible to say a thing to communicate with an other If the person you are communicating with is truly an other then communication would not be possible at all For how can you talk unless you have some kind of shared experience And yet if the other person was not an other then they are the same as you and you are in essence just talking to yourself And what is the point of that Mental masturbation Therefore is not the only worthy venture for language to communicate the impossible To attempt interactions with an other who will always misunderstand 2410 Then again isn t it sometimes harder to communicate with someone you re close with 3111 At the center of this uestion is a deliberately silly scene It s morning and Oliveira wants some fresh mate as well as some straight nails His best friend Traveler and wife Talita are just across the way also on the same floor but in an opposite apartment building It would be easy for him to go downstairs then go back up the stairs in Traveler s apartment building get the mate and nails go back downstairs then go up the stairs in his own apartment Instead they build an elaborate bridge from planks of wood and rope weighing it down with the bed and the dresser and their own bodies like a scale On this precarious contraption Talita is asked to deliver the goods by crawling across the planks risking a fall to her bloody death This is a circus act made only funny by its inelegant obviousness Traveler and Talita actually work in a circus 2512 Even the simplest communications reuire a circus act And yet we all carry within ourselves some morsel of deep understanding about everything some essence that is impossible to share Is Cort zar saying it is not worth trying No he obviously went through the circus act of writing this book and made you go through the circus act of flipping through the pages Because for Cort zar this bridge across what he calls the unbridgeable distance is never achieved elegantly but so humanly in its inelegance and never completely And precisely because of that we should try all the harder He seems to be saying Look what fun can be had along the way but watch out you can also fall to your death 21From Diverse Sides Expendable Sentences13 page 307 The unbridgeable difference a problem of levels that had nothing to do with intelligence or information 3314 At the center is the metaphor of imaginative numbers Torless learns of them in math class and spends some pages thinking about how we can start with something completely real apply an element that does not exist to it but we pretend it does temporarily just for the sake of conjecture and that the logical result of that because the imaginative numbers eventually cancel each other out on both sides of the euation is a real result But that the bridge between the two real worlds is one that s completely made up from my Goodreads review of The Confusions of Young T rless 2615 All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one Walter Benjamin 316 page 438 Feeling that Heisenberg and I are from the other side of a territory while the boy is still straddling with one foot in each without knowing it and that soon he will be only on our side and all communication will be lost Communication with what for what 917 By any literal definition this book can be called a page turner 218 page 281 that you would have given me such an urge to be different 1219 In Germany Austria and Switzerland the game is called Himmel und H lle Heaven and Hell although there are also some other names used depending on the region The suare below 1 or the 1 itself are called Erde Earth while the second to last suare is the H lle Hell and the last one is Himmel Heaven The first player throws a small stone into the first suare and then jumps to the suare and must kick the stone to the next suare and so on however the stone or the player cannot stop in Hell so they try to skip that suare Wikipedia 2820 page 287 This all seemed perfect to Talita and at the same time there was something like a bedcover about it or a teapot cover or some kind of cover just like the recorder or Traveler s satisfied air things done or decided to be put on top but on top of what that was the problem and the reason that everything underneath it all was still the way it had been before the half linden half mint tea 821 For me literature is a form of play But I ve always added that there are two forms of play football for example which is basically a game and then games that are very profound and serious When children play though they re amusing themselves they take it very seriously It s important It s just as serious for them now as love will be ten years from now I remember when I was little and my parents used to say Okay you ve played enough come take a bath now I found that completely idiotic because for me the bath was a silly matter It had no importance whatsoever while playing with my friends was something serious Literature is like that it s a game but it s a game one can put one s life into One can do everything for that game Julio Cort zar 1222 p160 The actors speak and move about no one knows why or for what reason We project our own ignorance into them and they seem like madmen to us coming and going in a very decided way 1923 I m about half way through the first partside and I remember what frustrates me about Cort zar His prose is so delicious but I find myself enjoying the back and forth of the characters dialogue much less Especially in some sections in here I just want to be reading Cort zar s hypnotic prose where he s inside one of his character s head describing a feeling or idea rather than the constant chatter between characters Within this chatter the rhythm drops off and my enjoyment does too 2224 page 279 one draws back from his best friend no less who is the one we have the most trouble telling such things to Doesn t it happen to you that sometimes you confide much in just anybody 3125 In this picture Oliveira and Traveler are two faces in a mirror and yet Talita is the bridge that joins them Only through her is communication possible The whole scene is ridiculous and ridiculously obvious but this awkwardness is precisely its charm No this is not an elegant metaphor with a poetic flourish It s a messy one with all these extra appendages 1826 With all the deliberate fragmentation going on in here Cort zar seems unusually obsessed with the rather old fashioned idea of unity or shall I say whunity That coherent scheme an order of thought and life a harmony p 291 527 page 442 What good is a writer if he can t destroy literature 3028 Sometimes these characters and their philosophical prattle annoy me but I think Cort zar doesn t always like them either and is kind of making fun of them which makes it suddenly OK to read 600 pages of it Or does it It does if you love Cort zar s prose to begin with I guess Like all big books this is a flawed one but one which is so willing to make fun of itself it seems Even though on the surface it seems much pretentious the talks in the cafe about literature and philosophy might give this impression underneath it all there is a voice that never takes itself too seriously a voice of loving laughter that is intensely self aware of its own pretensions but realizes that those pretensions need to be said that there is some limited though dangerous truth in them also 3429 page 179 Gregorovius had given up the illusion of understanding things but at any rate he still wanted misunderstandings to have some sort of order some reason about them 630 page 286 It couldn t be there s a reason for logic that Horacio was interested and at the same time was not interested The combination of the two things should have produced a third something that had nothing to do with love something that was close to being a hunt a search or rather a terrible expectation like the cat looking at the canary it cannot reach a kind of congealing of time and day a kind of crouching 1531 page 279 The burden is the fact that real understanding is something else We re satisfied with too little When friends understand each other well when lovers understand each other well when families understand each other well then we think that everything is harmonious Pure illusion a mirror for larks 3232 page 291 What is being compared between Pola and La Maga There seems to be always some kind of measurement between two people and perhaps not only of lovers That we put them on a scale This side the other side and beyond it a race or to a people and a language at least 1333 You re just like Horacio Talita says to Traveler And while we re at it what is the comparison being made between La Maga and Talita whom Horacio mistakes for the former several times Can a person serve as a bridge to be crossed over to another person Or is the true metaphor here a scale and not a bridge Or is a bridge always a type of scale When the scale tips over the bridge crumbles 1134 It s ironic that in all their talking about literature the Club refers to a lazy reader as a feminine reader For all the blatant sexism in this novel none of the male characters ever do anything They talk a lot but even an empty threat to take the sardines away from Celestin is never followed through the most active thing done by a male character in this novel that I can recall is when Traveler fetches a hat for Talita from another room It seems all they do is talk and travel and drink mate while the women do all the work 4 Fábulas pánicas y La Maga los amigos del Club de la Serpiente las caminatas por París en busca del cielo Stepbro y el infierno tienen su contracara en la aventura simétrica de Oliveira Tali. 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 by beginning with 1 and then following the seuence indicated at the end of each sentence or paragraph For example if Critical Business Skills for Success you see 24 then proceed to paragraphsentence 24 which is conveniently labelled and boldedFrom The Other Side1 I expected this book to be inventive than it turned out to be based mostly on how much hoopla there was around its experimental form I had it in my head that the book could be read in an infinite variety of ways While it certainly can be the instructions at the beginning specifies only 2 official ways of reading it And besides they are subsets of each other with slight inconsistencies for example chapter 55 is left out of one version It seemed almost like watching a movie on a DVD and having the ability to watch it with or without the deleted scenesBut as I progressed I felt that the flipping of pages had a different effect on me 17 2 It lent a physical structure to the route that the book was taking Having the expendable chapters wedged in between the normal chapters instead of at the end would have resulted in pretty much the same novel but would also have had a slightly different lesser effect The need to flip constantly back and forth made the enterprise into a kind of personal search with a possibility of getting completely lost 273 This is an exciting possibility Unlike in a normal book where I could gauge my progress by the heft of pages in my right vs left hands almost like a subconscious scale in this book it was clear that the page I was on meant nothing at all In parts where the narrative took me on a whole string of hopping around among the expendable chapters I felt completely disoriented but in a good way Like I was swimming with no sight of the shore 234 What s the expendable chapters can be seen as a sort of appendage to the main book In this way the book is not a thing with defined borders but one that flows and overflows in soft focus Because the novel talks constantly about literature itself it is inevitable to think of all the works that the novel references and there are many Oblomov The Man without ualities Bouvard and Pecuchet Under the Volcano The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge The Confusions of Young T rless The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy to name just a few off the top of my head as expendable novels that are part of this one if Negotiation: Settling Conflicts and Identifying Opportunities : Papers from the Aaai Workshop (Technical Reports Volume Ws-99-12) you were to just expand those fuzzy borders slightly 145 So that another way of reading this book not included in the instructions at the beginning would be to read it straight through but at any mention of another novel Adaptation, Coevolution, & Learning in Multiagent Systems: Papers Form the 1996 Spring Symposium (Technical Report) you must go immediately and read it in its entirety then come back to this book where When Armies Divide you left off 296 Similarly one could expand the borders even further to works influenced by this book including Cort zar s own 62 A Model Kit inspired by chapter 62 of this book Or even further into fictional works that exist only in the book like Morelli s novels and Ceferino s writings One could keep going until this book included all of literature or Early Settlers of the Bahamas and Colonists of North America you die of exhaustion whichever comes first guess 7From This Side7 But maybe all this bullshit about form is way overblown Maybe it s all an elaborate distraction so that the book itself can be hidden underneath a uilt with its little hopscotch suares performing its exuisite covering over nature 208 Because the form of the book is so dazzling its shimmering surface attracts the reviewers full attention They can t look away What ends up being ignored are the things hidden underneath which sheds light on the whole reason for the circuitous form to begin with 169 Throughout the book Cort zar is concerned not only with literature and writing itself but with the possibility of writing at all Is it even possible to say a thing to communicate with an other If the person Writing Vampyr you are communicating with is truly an other then communication would not be possible at all For how can Succeeding with Agile Teams (The Agile PMO) (The Agile PMO) (Volume 2) you talk unless Collective Preventive Diplomacy: A Study of International Conflict Management (Suny Series in Global Politics) you have some kind of shared experience And Arms Races Diplomacy and Recurring Behavior International Studies yet if the other person was not an other then they are the same as Using the Absolute Weapon: Early Ideas of Bernard Brodie on Atomic Strategy (Acis Working Paper) you and SWITCH #1 you are in essence just talking to Todo termina esta noche yourself And what is the point of that Mental masturbation Therefore is not the only worthy venture for language to communicate the impossible To attempt interactions with an other who will always misunderstand 2410 Then again isn t it sometimes harder to communicate with someone How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution you re close with 3111 At the center of this uestion is a deliberately silly scene It s morning and Oliveira wants some fresh mate as well as some straight nails His best friend Traveler and wife Talita are just across the way also on the same floor but in an opposite apartment building It would be easy for him to go downstairs then go back up the stairs in Traveler s apartment building get the mate and nails go back downstairs then go up the stairs in his own apartment Instead they build an elaborate bridge from planks of wood and rope weighing it down with the bed and the dresser and their own bodies like a scale On this precarious contraption Talita is asked to deliver the goods by crawling across the planks risking a fall to her bloody death This is a circus act made only funny by its inelegant obviousness Traveler and Talita actually work in a circus 2512 Even the simplest communications reuire a circus act And Intermediate Python yet we all carry within ourselves some morsel of deep understanding about everything some essence that is impossible to share Is Cort zar saying it is not worth trying No he obviously went through the circus act of writing this book and made Divine Revolution The Art Of Edouard Duval Carrie you go through the circus act of flipping through the pages Because for Cort zar this bridge across what he calls the unbridgeable distance is never achieved elegantly but so humanly in its inelegance and never completely And precisely because of that we should try all the harder He seems to be saying Look what fun can be had along the way but watch out Mindfulness para Músicos you can also fall to De pe Valea Motrului your death 21From Diverse Sides Expendable Sentences13 page 307 The unbridgeable difference a problem of levels that had nothing to do with intelligence or information 3314 At the center is the metaphor of imaginative numbers Torless learns of them in math class and spends some pages thinking about how we can start with something completely real apply an element that does not exist to it but we pretend it does temporarily just for the sake of conjecture and that the logical result of that because the imaginative numbers eventually cancel each other out on both sides of the euation is a real result But that the bridge between the two real worlds is one that s completely made up from my Goodreads review of The Confusions of Young T rless 2615 All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one Walter Benjamin 316 page 438 Feeling that Heisenberg and I are from the other side of a territory while the boy is still straddling with one foot in each without knowing it and that soon he will be only on our side and all communication will be lost Communication with what for what 917 By any literal definition this book can be called a page turner 218 page 281 that At the Center you would have given me such an urge to be different 1219 In Germany Austria and Switzerland the game is called Himmel und H lle Heaven and Hell although there are also some other names used depending on the region The suare below 1 or the 1 itself are called Erde Earth while the second to last suare is the H lle Hell and the last one is Himmel Heaven The first player throws a small stone into the first suare and then jumps to the suare and must kick the stone to the next suare and so on however the stone or the player cannot stop in Hell so they try to skip that suare Wikipedia 2820 page 287 This all seemed perfect to Talita and at the same time there was something like a bedcover about it or a teapot cover or some kind of cover just like the recorder or Traveler s satisfied air things done or decided to be put on top but on top of what that was the problem and the reason that everything underneath it all was still the way it had been before the half linden half mint tea 821 For me literature is a form of play But I ve always added that there are two forms of play football for example which is basically a game and then games that are very profound and serious When children play though they re amusing themselves they take it very seriously It s important It s just as serious for them now as love will be ten Aggression against Ukraine (American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century) years from now I remember when I was little and my parents used to say Okay Vietnam Nurse you ve played enough come take a bath now I found that completely idiotic because for me the bath was a silly matter It had no importance whatsoever while playing with my friends was something serious Literature is like that it s a game but it s a game one can put one s life into One can do everything for that game Julio Cort zar 1222 p160 The actors speak and move about no one knows why or for what reason We project our own ignorance into them and they seem like madmen to us coming and going in a very decided way 1923 I m about half way through the first partside and I remember what frustrates me about Cort zar His prose is so delicious but I find myself enjoying the back and forth of the characters dialogue much less Especially in some sections in here I just want to be reading Cort zar s hypnotic prose where he s inside one of his character s head describing a feeling or idea rather than the constant chatter between characters Within this chatter the rhythm drops off and my enjoyment does too 2224 page 279 one draws back from his best friend no less who is the one we have the most trouble telling such things to Doesn t it happen to The Propaganda Warriors: America's Crusade Against Nazi Germany you that sometimes What Is Strategy? you confide much in just anybody 3125 In this picture Oliveira and Traveler are two faces in a mirror and Los "trucos" del formador yet Talita is the bridge that joins them Only through her is communication possible The whole scene is ridiculous and ridiculously obvious but this awkwardness is precisely its charm No this is not an elegant metaphor with a poetic flourish It s a messy one with all these extra appendages 1826 With all the deliberate fragmentation going on in here Cort zar seems unusually obsessed with the rather old fashioned idea of unity or shall I say whunity That coherent scheme an order of thought and life a harmony p 291 527 page 442 What good is a writer if he can t destroy literature 3028 Sometimes these characters and their philosophical prattle annoy me but I think Cort zar doesn t always like them either and is kind of making fun of them which makes it suddenly OK to read 600 pages of it Or does it It does if Gramsci's Black Marx Whither the Slave in Civil Society? you love Cort zar s prose to begin with I guess Like all big books this is a flawed one but one which is so willing to make fun of itself it seems Even though on the surface it seems much pretentious the talks in the cafe about literature and philosophy might give this impression underneath it all there is a voice that never takes itself too seriously a voice of loving laughter that is intensely self aware of its own pretensions but realizes that those pretensions need to be said that there is some limited though dangerous truth in them also 3429 page 179 Gregorovius had given up the illusion of understanding things but at any rate he still wanted misunderstandings to have some sort of order some reason about them 630 page 286 It couldn t be there s a reason for logic that Horacio was interested and at the same time was not interested The combination of the two things should have produced a third something that had nothing to do with love something that was close to being a hunt a search or rather a terrible expectation like the cat looking at the canary it cannot reach a kind of congealing of time and day a kind of crouching 1531 page 279 The burden is the fact that real understanding is something else We re satisfied with too little When friends understand each other well when lovers understand each other well when families understand each other well then we think that everything is harmonious Pure illusion a mirror for larks 3232 page 291 What is being compared between Pola and La Maga There seems to be always some kind of measurement between two people and perhaps not only of lovers That we put them on a scale This side the other side and beyond it a race or to a people and a language at least 1333 You re just like Horacio Talita says to Traveler And while we re at it what is the comparison being made between La Maga and Talita whom Horacio mistakes for the former several times Can a person serve as a bridge to be crossed over to another person Or is the true metaphor here a scale and not a bridge Or is a bridge always a type of scale When the scale tips over the bridge crumbles 1134 It s ironic that in all their talking about literature the Club refers to a lazy reader as a feminine reader For all the blatant sexism in this novel none of the male characters ever do anything They talk a lot but even an empty threat to take the sardines away from Celestin is never followed through the most active thing done by a male character in this novel that I can recall is when Traveler fetches a hat for Talita from another room It seems all they do is talk and travel and drink mate while the women do all the work 4

Summary Rayuela by Julio Cortázar

Rayuela by Julio Cortázar

Summary Rayuela by Julio Cortázar Free read Rayuela by Julio Cortázar é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Sgredir el orden tradicional de una historia y el lenguaje para contarlaEl resultado es este libro único abierto a múltiples recorridos lleno de humor de riesgo y de úna originalidad sin precedentes en el ue Cortázar hace del lector su cómpli. 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 Furries Among Us y el lenguaje para contarlaEl resultado es este libro único abierto a múltiples recorridos lleno de humor de riesgo The Sagebrush Trail y de úna originalidad sin precedentes en el ue Cortázar hace del lector su cómpli. 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 O Maè 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 The Tragedie of Julius Cæsar 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 Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives 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 The Great Monkey Rescue 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 The Faerie Guardian youthful perspective as much as it imparts the wisdom that the secret to timelessness is in keeping From Herodotus to H Net young eyes And as a Great Book of Failure it came to me 38 Selección peruana 2000-2015 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 Paws and Effect Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery #4 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 Selección peruana 1990-2007 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 Los enganados: Medora (Clasicos castellanos) 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 Edvard Munch: Být sám (obrazy - deníky - ohlasy) you can t afford a postcard how are جواهر البخاري و شرح القسطلاني 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

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Summary Rayuela by Julio Cortázar Free read Rayuela by Julio Cortázar é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ta y Traveler en una Buenos Aires teñida por el recuerdo La aparición de Rayuela fue una verdadera revolución dentro de la novelística en lengua española por primera vez un escritor llevaba hasta las últimas consecuencias la voluntad de tran. 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 language makes a person than slightly mad It reuires seeing everything as if it were nothing This of course is what God does Making everything out of nothing is his specialit de la maison And every true artist has divine ambitions Artists are essentially Mormons they create their own scriptures and then aspire to the scriptural ideals about becoming god like This is the only real way To find out what s behind something Define it yourselfThe circularity of language is the causus belli artists hate the fact that words are defined in terms of other words endlessly So they rebel against it biting the hands that feeds them At some given point the callus the sclerosis the definition is born black or white radical or conservative homo or heterosexual the San Lorenzo team or the Boca Juniors meat or vegetables business or poetry Language is a prison they want to escapeIt s not just writers who want to push into that Neverland beyond language Painters film makers and musicians have the same obsession They all want to find the new surrealism the next jazz that perfect story which undermines all stories or is shocking than anything seen before They won t of course But lost causes have their attractions Failure is a foregone conclusion and therefore technically impossible This is the consolation of artistryWhat really fascinates an artist and what they find infinitely annoying is a person who already lives beyond language They are attracted to these people as to strange scientific phenomena But they despise them because they have what the artist wants but cannot value it In Hopscotch La Maga is simultaneously adored and reviled seduced and marginalised She cannot be taught about art because were she to learn she would no longer exist beyond language She would no longer be the work of art the artist cravesFor the writer the great Logos is watching For him words always precede things without the verba there isn t any res La Maga on the other hand is pneuma and not logos She is pure spirit The writer treats Life as a commentary of something else we cannot reach which is there within reach of the leap we will not take La Maga has already leapt Or rather she never really existed in the world of language Although she can use language she has no delusions about its reality or lack of it For people like her the mystery begins precisely with the explanation This is the result of inexpressible personal tragedyNaturally La Maga that is to say Reality has to be abandoned This is the inevitable fate of the artist as well as reality since La Maga World is fundamentally uninhabitable