Continuity of the Parks by Julio Cortázar. He had begun to read the novel a few days before. He had put it aside because of some urgent business conferences. In “Continuity of Parks” by Julio Cortazar blurs the lines between reality and the world of literature with vivid imagery and a shroud of uncertainty. Woah. I had to read this story 3 times before I really understood what was going on. A quick and dirty summary for those of us who have not.

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The story begins with a wealthy businessman reading a novel he had started reading a few days earlier in his house on a large estate. Articles parke additional references from May All articles needing additional references Orphaned articles from May All orphaned articles Articles containing French-language text Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text.

There is a lot going on with just 3 pages. The story starts and ends with the man in the green velvet chair returns full circle in a reality that made from both the story we read and the story the man in the chair reads.

In his cortaxar, a man and woman, two lovers, meet.

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February 21, at 6: Continuidad de los parques French: Par,s in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.


Retrieved from ” https: It was first published in in the Editorial Sudamericana. The man reading the book likes to look out at a park with oak trees as he reads. Once the man begins to read and dive into a cortazag world Cortazar begins blurring the lines of reality and the book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When I read a story, I embrace the main character.

Continuity of Parks by Julio Cortázar

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. A man reading reading a book somehow becomes a victim of murder continhity that book.

The woman goes north, and the man goes to her house. Armed with the dagger, the man goes inside the house and sees his victim: This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Let us think about Parks.

All of these stair cases blend together.

The two lovers meet in a cabin, it was not a meeting of passion, but one with devious intentions. You are commenting using your WordPress. Not a single character is given name, nor is anything explicit, everything carries a hint of doubt that is felt when reading the piece. Continuihy lovers clearly had an in intimate knowledge of the estate, in fact the woman lived there, as they had every detailed accounted for there was no chance for him to be detected.


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I had to read this story 3 times before I really understood what was going on. For example, I read all 7 Harry Potter books within the first 3 months of college. This was not a crime of passion it was one carefully planned, probably for months. This mixture of two realities marks this coryazar as fantastic-marvelous as it is impossible, but not so incredulous to be purely marvelous.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. A quick and dirty summary for those of us who have not read it.

There is order and cohesion between all of them. I was always Harry of course. Hey, it was a dream. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The book is about a lady and her lover; we can assume they are not supposed to be together.