RayuelaTo enter in Hopscotch, one must accept the rule of the game one throws a stone and by hopping one jumps from box to box Then perhaps, if one is skilful, patient and persevering, one will reach heaven So I read by jumping from one chapter to another, according to the non linear order proposed at the beginning of the work by the author himself And I must say that it is a disturbing experience the reader must constantly interrupt himself in his reading of the novel which constitutes the first part, to read a page on literary creation, or an extract of almanac dealing with the difference between French and English gardens, or two stories that intersect on a page, forcing him to read every other line before returning to the start Yes, my annoyance was at first profound the category of female readers of which Cortazar speaks when he evokes the passive, traditional reader, will always remain outside Hopscotch because incapable of playing But I must say that, curiously enough, I let go I began to sail freely, agreeing to renounce the linearity of a story, the logic of the sequences, and I realized that my mind took pleasure this course full of surprises I ended up having fun However, an amusing, interesting, or even intellectually stimulating text would not have sufficed to hold me back What really touched my heart is the poetry of certain pages, breathtaking beauty Because Hopscotch is also a great love story The architecture of the novel fascinates, but some passages undoubtedly upset Oliveira and the Sibylle wandering in Paris each on their own but still meeting, a kiss ending with the image of a moon trembling in the water, a trip in the depths of a mental hospital that looks like a descent into hell, a love scene between a man and his mistress where everything is rediscovered, the evocation of a night that seems to have no end, full of smoke and alcohol, where the writing itself is miraculously hear Jazz pieces listened to by the characters Then, of course, one can be put off by the metaphysical rivers in which Oliveira and his friends are drowned, as is the reader elsewhere sometimes you just want to escape this maze, like Daedalus, taking off towards the sun, closing the book to go to other places where you can breathe better And then one falls on a nugget which leaves speechless and which revives the wandering, in search of the following We realize then that we have become a different reader not a passenger embarked on a cruise ship comfort, but an explorer, an adventurer, a true gold seeker And certainly, that s what Cortazar expects of us. 8 years after i read this book, i finally understand why i didn t like it apparently, this is an either or book , but i read it as an and then book.dr wikipedia claims 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 set of 155 chapters according to a Table of Instructions designated by the author Cort zar also leaves the reader the option of choosing a unique path through the narrative. WHERE WAS THAT AUTHOR S NOTE WHEN I READ THIS BOOK because i read the whole 600 page book front to back the way one does, AND THEN i went back and hopscotched through it, thinking that there would be some secret doorway that opened or something that would illuminate why i was doing this second pass but there s no doorway spoiler alert and i resented that i seemed to be reading the whole fucking book again for no fucking reason, and i was so baffled about why people seemed to value this book so much when, to me, it just seemed like an elaborate nose thumbing time wasting prank and i assumed that people liked it because they were trying to be all douchey elitist and pretending to like something just because it was difficult or challenging or whatever, and they cherished their shiny gold star for enduring the tedium of repetition but it s not difficult it s a playful and lyrical schtick if you only have to read it through once, whichever way you choose but reading it twice, back to back, just with the scenes all shuffled in a different order is not something i recommend because it will just be infuriating and you will howl dude, i KNOW WE JUST COVERED THIS WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME THE SAME SHIT ALL OVER AGAIN, FORGETFUL GRANDPA and afterward, all you will remember is the howling, and not the reading so there that s my explanation discovery psa Horacio Oliveira Is An Argentinian Writer Who Lives In Paris With His Mistress, La Maga, Surrounded By A Loose Knit Circle Of Bohemian Friends Who Call Themselves The Club A Child S Death And La Maga S Disappearance Put An End To His Life Of Empty Pleasures And Intellectual Acrobatics, And Prompt Oliveira To Return To Buenos Aires, Where He Works By Turns As A Salesman, A Keeper Of A Circus Cat Which Can Truly Count, And An Attendant In An Insane Asylum Hopscotch Is The Dazzling, Freewheeling Account Of Oliveira S Astonishing AdventuresThe Book Is Highly Influenced By Henry Miller S Reckless And Relentless Search For Truth In Post Decadent Paris And Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki S Modal Teachings On Zen BuddhismCort Zar S Employment Of Interior Monologue, Punning, Slang, And His Use Of Different Languages Is Reminiscent Of Modernist Writers Like Joyce, Although His Main Influences Were Surrealism And The French New Novel, As Well As The Riffing Aesthetic Of Jazz And New Wave CinemaIn , Gregory Rabassa Won The First National Book Award To Recognize The Work Of A Translator, For His English Language Edition Of Hopscotch Julio Cort Zar Was So Pleased With Rabassa S Translation Of Hopscotch That He Recommended The Translator To Gabriel Garc A M Rquez When Garc A M Rquez Was Looking For Someone To Translate His Novel One Hundred Years Of Solitude Into English Rabassa S One Hundred Years Of Solitude Improved The Original, According To Garc A M Rquez 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, quite 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 sequence 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 frequent and sometimes long digressions into the additional material, some of which is very odd and of limited relevance to the core story.The 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 quite 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 pataphysical Oulipo writers of the time.After 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 appendices i I realised about halfway through that there were a lot of unfamiliar words in addition to much quoted 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, trismegistic ii 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 him iii 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 numbers Chapter, Pages, Total, Percent73, 3, 3, 0.531, 10, 13, 2.302, 5, 18, 3.19116, 2, 20, 3.553, 5, 25, 4.4384, 4, 29, 5.144, 6, 35, 6.2171, 5, 40, 7.095, 4, 44, 7.8081, 1, 45, 7.9874, 2, 47, 8.336, 2, 49, 8.697, 1, 50, 8.878, 2, 52, 9.2293, 4, 56, 9.9368, 1, 57, 10.119, 4, 61, 10.82104, 1, 62, 10.9910, 2, 64, 11.3565, 2, 66, 11.7011, 3, 69, 12.23136, 1, 70, 12.4112, 6, 76, 13.48106, 1, 77, 13.6513, 3, 80, 14.18115, 1, 81, 14.3614, 3, 84, 14.89114, 1, 85, 15.07117, 1, 86, 15.2515, 6, 92, 16.31120, 2, 94, 16.6716, 3, 97, 17.20137, 1, 98, 17.3817, 6, 104, 18.4497, 1, 105, 18.6218, 4, 109, 19.33153, 1, 110, 19.5019, 5, 115, 20.3990, 5, 120, 21.2820, 11, 131, 23.23126, 1, 132, 23.4021, 5, 137, 24.2979, 3, 140, 24.8222, 3, 143, 25.3562, 3, 146, 25.8923, 25, 171, 30.32124, 2, 173, 30.67128, 1, 174, 30.8524, 5, 179, 31.74134, 1, 180, 31.9125, 2, 182, 32.27141, 3, 185, 32.8060, 1, 186, 32.9826, 3, 189, 33.51109, 2, 191, 33.8727, 4, 195, 34.5728, 33, 228, 40.43130, 1, 229, 40.60151, 1, 230, 40.78152, 1, 231, 40.96143, 3, 234, 41.49100, 4, 238, 42.2076, 2, 240, 42.55101, 2, 242, 42.91144, 2, 244, 43.2692, 3, 247, 43.79103, 1, 248, 43.97108, 6, 254, 45.0464, 3, 257, 45.57155, 6, 263, 46.63123, 3, 266, 47.16145, 1, 267, 47.34122, 3, 270, 47.87112, 2, 272, 48.23154, 6, 278, 49.2985, 1, 279, 49.47150, 1, 280, 49.6595, 3, 283, 50.18146, 1, 284, 50.3529, 5, 289, 51.24107, 1, 290, 51.42113, 1, 291, 51.6030, 2, 293, 51.9557, 5, 298, 52.8470, 1, 299, 53.01147, 1, 300, 53.1931, 6, 306, 54.2632, 4, 310, 54.96132, 2, 312, 55.3261, 2, 314, 55.6733, 2, 316, 56.0367, 2, 318, 56.3883, 2, 320, 56.74142, 3, 323, 57.2734, 7, 330, 58.5187, 1, 331, 58.69105, 1, 332, 58.8796, 4, 336, 59.5794, 1, 337, 59.7591, 1, 338, 59.9382, 1, 339, 60.1199, 11, 350, 62.0635, 4, 354, 62.77121, 1, 355, 62.9436, 15, 370, 65.6037, 7, 377, 66.8498, 1, 378, 67.0238, 2, 380, 67.3839, 2, 382, 67.7386, 1, 383, 67.9178, 4, 387, 68.6240, 4, 391, 69.3359, 1, 392, 69.5041, 30, 422, 74.82148, 1, 423, 75.0042, 2, 425, 75.3575, 1, 426, 75.5343, 4, 430, 76.24125, 3, 433, 76.7744, 5, 438, 77.66102, 1, 439, 77.8445, 4, 443, 78.5580, 2, 445, 78.9046, 6, 451, 79.9647, 5, 456, 80.85110, 1, 457, 81.0348, 5, 462, 81.91111, 3, 465, 82.4549, 4, 469, 83.16118, 1, 470, 83.3350, 3, 473, 83.87119, 1, 474, 84.0451, 7, 481, 85.2869, 2, 483, 85.6452, 2, 485, 85.9989, 3, 488, 86.5253, 4, 492, 87.2366, 1, 493, 87.41149, 1, 494, 87.5954, 10, 504, 89.36129, 6, 510, 90.43139, 1, 511, 90.60133, 11, 522, 92.55140, 2, 524, 92.91138, 3, 527, 93.44127, 2, 529, 93.7956, 23, 552, 97.87135, 1, 553, 98.0563, 1, 554, 98.2388, 1, 555, 98.4072, 1, 556, 98.5877, 1, 557, 98.76131, 1, 558, 98.9458, 2, 560, 99.29 131 again 55, 4, 564, 100.00 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 not.I 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. En una entrevista, Cort zar expon a que su mayor sorpresa despu s de publicar la novela fue que esta encaj m s con la juventud que con los lectores de su generaci n medio siglo llevaba ya a sus espaldas cuando se public en 1963 Lo que a m me sorprende es que esto le sorprendiera Yo me enamor de Rayuela en mi juventud Despu s he cuestionado muchos de sus planteamientos, pero ello no ha impedido que me siga magnetizando su libertad, su pasi n, y la forma tan maravillosa de exponerlas que ten a, que tiene Cort zar Rayuela es una novela inclasificable, que se escapa de cualquier an lisis, un libro que se lee con la piel Algo as como esto parafraseando a Cort zar y su cuentoHay que ser realmente idiota paraEn realidad no pasa nada grave pero ser idiota lo pone a uno completamente aparte, y aunque tiene sus cosas buenas es evidente que de a ratos hay como una nostalgia, un deseo de cruzar a la vereda de enfrente donde amigos est n reunidos en una misma inteligencia y comprensi n, y frotarse un poco contra ellos para sentir que no hay diferencia apreciable y que todo va benissimo Lo triste es que todo va malissimo cuando uno es idiota, por ejemplo con Rayuela, yo leo Rayuela con amigos y es seguro que apenas empiece a leer voy a encontrar que todo es una maravilla Me divierto o me conmuevo enormemente, los di logos o las digresiones del autor me llegan como visiones sobrenaturales, y a veces me lloran los ojos o me r o hasta el borde del pis, y en todo caso me alegro de vivir y de haber tenido la suerte de encontrarme con este libro que me muestra cosas que jam s se hab an imaginado antes, inventando un lugar de revelaci n y de encuentro, algo que lava de los momentos en que no ocurre nada m s que lo que ocurre todo el tiempo Y as estoy deslumbrado y tan contento cuando llega el momento de comentarlo entusiasmado, y digo a mis amigos que el libro es una maravilla y que la escena en la que la Maga, o cuando Oliveira dice Mis amigos tambi n han disfrutado, pero de pronto me doy cuenta ese instante tiene algo de herida, de agujero ronco y h medo que su diversi n no ha sido como la m a, y tambi n me doy cuenta de que est n diciendo con suma sensatez e inteligencia que el libro es meritorio y que los personajes est n muy bien caracterizados, pero que desde luego no hay gran originalidad en las ideas y cosas y cosas Cuando mis amigos dicen eso lo dicen amablemente, sin ninguna agresividad yo comprendo que soy idiota, y comprendo perfectamente cu nta raz n tienen y c mo el libro no ha de ser tan bueno como a m me parec a pero en realidad a m no me parec a que fuese bueno ni malo ni nada, sencillamente estaba transportado por lo que ocurr a como idiota que soy, y me bastaba para salirme y andar por ah donde me gusta andar cada vez que puedo, y puedo tan poco Y jam s se me ocurrir a discutir con mis amigos porque s que tienen raz n y que en realidad han hecho muy bien en no dejarse ganar por el entusiasmo, puesto que los placeres de la inteligencia y la sensibilidad deben nacer de un juicio ponderado y sobre todo de una actitud comparativa, basarse como dijo Epicteto en lo que ya se conoce para juzgar lo que se acaba de conocer, pues eso y no otra cosa es la cultura y la sofrosine Rayuela es dos personajes, la Maga y Horacio Oliveira.Horacio es un ser egotista, angustiado por encontrar su centro de gravedad permanente,Se puede matar todo menos la nostalgia del reino, la llevamos en el color de los ojos, en cada amor, en todo lo que profundamente atormenta y desata y enga aalguien cuya alma quiere, intuye, y su raz n, su inteligencia, no puede, no alcanza Oliveira es la pura contradicci n, es la intelectualidad que, sin embargo, desde que era un ni o yse me cae algo al suelo tengo que levantarlo, sea lo que sea, porque si no lo hago va a ocurrir una desgracia, no a m sino a alguien a quien amo y cuyo nombre empieza con la inicial del objeto ca do. La Maga, con ese aire como de unicornio, vive en un mundo simple, intuitivo, primario, un mundo en el que uno se puede movercomo un caballo de ajedrez que se moviera como una torre que se moviera como un alfiles la libertad, la que encuentra sin buscar mientras que Oliveira busca incansablemente sin encontrar La maga es una posible luz para Horacio pero tambi n el espejo donde Horacio ve su terrible verdad Horacio envidia y desprecia el mundo de la Maga No le vale la loter a que te otorga o te niega el poder creer sin ver,el estar dentro de la pieza, el ser pez r o abajo, hoja en el rbol, nube en el cielo, imagen en el poema Pez, hoja, nube, imagen exactamente eso, a menos queHoracio ama a la Maga y tiene miedo de ese amor que encasilla, como tiene pavor a todo lo sentido por otros, a todo lo que les vale a los otros, nicamente porque es de otros Horacio necesita a la Maga y se aleja de ella porque ser a una traici n vestida de trabajo satisfactorio, de alegr as cotidianas, de conciencia satisfecha, de deber cumplidoNo le valen ninguna de lasverdadesya inventadas Sentir, actuar como los otros le parece sospechoso, le parece que no es sentir ni actuar sino ser empujado por caminos ya abiertos y por tanto artificiales, no sinceros, moldes que otros han construido y utilizado innumerables veces Y siempre, siempre, siempre con la amarga intuici n de que quiz s solo sea necesario quedarse arrobado delante de la cola de un modesto 3. , Logicomix , Logicomix 30 , 5 , Logicomix. 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 the shame , when I suspected there to be to Cort zar and issued a partial retraction for the slander Recent encounters with Cronopios and Famas and A Manual for Manuel showed me that Cort zar was in fact an essential writer of some magical powers, and a cheap encounter with this Harvill edition in a Chipping Norton bookshop 2.50 urged me to reappraise this masterpiece And on the second reading sheer bliss as I hopped from chapter to chapter This is a full retraction, and if you will accept my grovelling apology, I would be honoured to receive acceptance into warm impish bosom of the Cort zaristas. Rayuela, libro terminado muy despaciosamente, rele do muchas veces por partes, le do al rev s y al derecho, de la mitad en adelante o hacia atras Este si es el libro de mi adolescencia, este es el libro de mis as imposibles, este es el libro de mis obsesiones, es el libro que refleja mi estupidez, mi terquedad, mis deseos m s profundos, mis imposibilidades, este libro soy yo El libro que refleja mis trastornos, mis alegr as, mis pasiones, mis penas, mis terquedades, lo que quiero ser y lo que soy, lo que puedo ser en mi totalidad En este libro est n todos y cada uno de mis as pasados y presentes reflejados Aqu esta reflejado mi hast o por el mundo, mi accidentalidad enferma y mi incapacidad de abandonarla del todo Cuando empec a leer este libro no pod a creer lo que le a, en ese entonces apenas ten a 15 a os, yo leyendo a Rayuela a los 15 , este libro fue como una visi n del futuro ahora que lo pienso, y cuando empec a leerlo estaba medio hipnotizada, no quer a acabarlo nunca y por eso tarde tanto en terminarlo, le a cada una de sus p ginas una y otra vez como no crey ndome lo que le a, en esa desgarradora soledad e incomprensi n de la adolescencia Rayuela fue mi mejor compa a, creo que nunca nadie me ha entendido tanto como Julio Cortazar Rayuela y la m sica, Rayuela y los hijos, Rayuela y la racionalidad, Rayuela y la emocionalidad, Rayuela y lo occidental, Rayuela y el azar, Rayuela y el amor, Rayuela y los amigos, Rayuela y la soledad, Rayuela y la supervivencia, Rayuela y lo insoportable que somos, Rayuela y el alcohol, Rayuela y las calles, Rayuela y el dolor de la patria, Rayuela y el querer largarse, Rayuela y el querer volver, Rayuela y el orgullo, Rayuela y la pobreza, Rayuela y los libros, Rayuela y el sexo, Rayuela y el amor pasional e imposible, Rayuela y el amor posible y duradero, Rayuela y la adolescencia, Rayuela y la adultez, Rayuela todo 2016 Update Que quede claro que esto corresponde a una adolescencia oscura y tormentosa, de la cual no puedo decir ni que me sienta orgullosa, ni que no, pero esto fue hace un siglo, por otro lado este libro ya no me gusta tanto, y las palabras de la rese a me parecen exageradas y excesivamente rom nticas, no quiero decepcionados, o tal vez si, pero es la verdad Opera 1963, 1 .2 , 3 jazz tango dj , Gauloises4 , 5 , Adios muchachos

Julio Cort zar, born Julio Florencio Cort zar Descotte, was an Argentine author of novels and short stories He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best known work was written in France, where he established himself in 1951.

❰Reading❯ ➿ Rayuela Author Julio Cortázar – Salbutamol-ventolin-online.info
  • Paperback
  • 564 pages
  • Rayuela
  • Julio Cortázar
  • English
  • 05 December 2017
  • 9780394752846

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