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Hopscotch
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
The tragic history of two men and their circle of friends who live in Paris and Buenos Aires, Hopscotch, although written in 1963, was in fact the first hypertext novel, anticipating the age of the web with a non-structure that allows readers to take the chapters in any order they wish and invites them to be the architects of the novel themselves. Its 155 chapters, of which 99 are collated under a section called 'expendable chapters', are there for the reader to shuffle as he or she wishes. Characters are fluid and, depending on the order in which the reader progresses through the book, a name can appear to be a formal name or a nickname or a name belonging to several different characters. Soon after publication Hopscotch took on a cult status that it has never lost and is considered one of the great landmarks in Latin American fiction.
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ONH
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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“Thus they went along, Punch and Judy, attracting each other and repelling, as love must do if it is not to end up as calendar art or a pop tune. But love, that word...”

Reading this novel straight through first, and then I will jump chp to chp as Cortázar advises. This is not easy to read— the sentences are long, dense with metaphor and language, and filled with bits of French and allusions to art and music. I‘m enjoying the challenge though!

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LiterRohde
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“Sо they had begun to walk about in a fabulous Paris, following routes born of a clochard phrase, of an attic lit up in the darkness of a street's end, stopping in little confidential squares to kiss on the benches or look at the hopscotch game, those childish rites of a pebble and a hop on one leg to get into Heaven, Home.”

#StarTrekSummerJune | 7: #MoveAlongHome

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks Lovely 💗💗 8mo
vivastory One of my favorite novels 8mo
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RiaWritten
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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So I‘ve been told about this book that it is, alternately, the greatest and most profoundly moving book of all time and that it is the most pretentious piece of crap ever put to paper. So naturally I have to figure out for myself which one it is.

BookwormAHN Nice nails 💜 8mo
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Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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Hopscotch by Julio CortĂĄzar (translated by Gregory Rabassa). I finished this a while ago, and I am still trying to work out what the hell I just read.

#TranslatedLiterature

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alegx
Rayuela | Julio Cortázar
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...better late than never, I suppose?

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Babs_book_obsession
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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Mehso-so

The writing is beautiful. Pick this up if you want philosophy and beautiful prose. It is not always easy to understand and the main character is a dick. He drinks with his 'literary' friends, discusses music, philosophy etc. all with a disdain for everyone else's opinions, especially the women, whom they merely humor because they are so cute and frustrating when they are straining their inferior brains trying to understand the discussion. Grrrr.

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Debfer

"Há ausências que representam um verdadeiro triunfo. " julio cortazar {o jogo da amarelinha}

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Viko
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Sadly, I didn't read as much as I wanted, but, I did read some very good books

bookloo Still amazing! Especially since you read and finished Crime and Punishment. 😅♥️ 2y
Viko Hiii! I just found this comment... Sorry it took so long to reply... Gotta say, not a big fan of C&P 2y
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alessandrafn
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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#AwesomeAutumnBooks By @Jess7 | Day 12
They're not all new authors, I guess: Tommy Wieringa, JĂşlio CortĂĄzar, Craig Thompson, James S. A. Corey and Neal Stephenson. But I've never read anything by these people, so it must count!

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CaroPi
Rayuela | Julio Cortázar
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And this is part 2. The ones I have as ebook.#aprilbookshowers #day6 #publishedinthe1960s

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Sharpeipup
Rayuela | Julio Cortázar
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This sounds like the ultimate choose your own adventure book.

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CaroPi
Rayuela | Julio Cortázar
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First where the physical books and here are a few of the ones I have in digital format. Part 2/2 ... #riotgrams #day3 #onewordtitle #bookriot

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Faibka
Rayuela | Julio Cortázar
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From Argentina. Like the title suggests, the structure of this book is like a game of hopscotch. The book is divided into several chapters like any other book and you can read them from start to finish in order but the author invites you to play along by suggesting a special sequence of chapters which give a different read. This is one of the best books I've ever read in both content and structure.
#seasonsreadings2016 #notinenglish

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Pat1287
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A dog, a book and amazing quotes..."I touch your mouth, I touch the edge of your mouth with my finger, I am drawing it as if it were something my hand was sketching, as if for the first time your mouth opened a little, and all I have to do is close my eyes to erase it and start all over again (...), and which by some chance that I do not seek to understand coincides exactly with your mouth which smiles beneath the one my hand is sketching on you."

MrBook 😻 3y
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MoonChild7
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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"another more secret and evasive freedom works on him, but only he (and then just barely) is conscious of its movements."

MrBook Great paragraph! 3y
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MoonChild7
Hopscotch | Julio Cortázar
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j. cortázar, you get me.

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