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. THE CONTINUITY OF PARKS. BY JULIO CORTÁZAR. H. E HAD BEGUN TO READ THE NOVEL. a few days before. He had. put it aside because of some.

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All of these stair cases blend together.

I was always Harry of course. Cinthia rated it really liked it Oct 19, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Want to Read saving…. Continudad de los Parques does literally translate to continuity of park, yet it can refer to the continuous land that Cortazar creates. There is a lot going on with just 3 pages.

Mackenzie rated it really liked it Dec 30, Es algo confuso e impactante, muy impactante. I wanted to focus on the title because I typically underestimate the role it plays in a piece of literature.

I believe I am that person for the duration of my time reading a story.

I also had hard time understanding this story when I first read it: What appears to be continuous, is not. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Eduardo Caudillo rated it really liked it Dec 07, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


His technique is splendid and his writing is really good. For example, I read all 7 Harry Potter books within the first 3 months of college. The lover is planing on murdering a man is sitting in a green chair, just like what the man reading the book is sitting in. Laura rated it really liked it Feb 26, Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

Open Preview See a Problem? I like how you say that Cortazar uses continuity paradoxically. The story starts with a busy upper-class man who has a unique passion for books.

Not a single character is given name, nor is anything explicit, everything carries a hint of doubt that is felt when reading the piece. He plays on that knowledge to think about this confusing, Continuity of Park setting between reality and fiction. Both times the husband inevitably neglected their wife in favor of their addiction. Notify me of new comments via email. To ask other readers questions about Continuity of Parks [Short story]please sign up.

Continuity of Parks by Julio Cortázar

You feel a bit confused but it’s a good confusion. A man appearing of status and wealth is reading a book in a green chair. Patks man reading reading a book somehow becomes a vontinuity of murder within that book.

Parkz 08, Tommy Buteau rated it really liked it Shelves: You are commenting using your WordPress. Anjali Deodat rated it really liked it Dec 29, He sits in a green velvet chair, savoring the feeling of sinking into the story while enjoying his cigarettes and the view of the park from his study window. This site uses cookies. 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.


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The author leads the way like a well danced Tango. The man reading the book likes to look out at a park with oak trees as he reads. Let us think about Parks. Jan 09, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Lists with This Book.

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My mind visually defines continuity as: So, what’s happening around the character is joining with what’s happening on the book he is reading. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Esme rated it really liked it Mar 09, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Published first published Cristina rated it really liked it Oct 20, A continuity of setting makes the distinction between fantasy and reality even harder to make.

This being said, the setting cnotinuity reality and fiction blend together.

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