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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The story starts with a busy upper-class man who has a unique passion for books.
Continuidad de los parques
Once the man begins to read and dive into a different world Cortazar begins blurring the lines of reality and the book.
The two lovers meet in cortaxar cabin, it was not a meeting of passion, but one with devious intentions. The lovers head off into the night, taking separate paths the male lover headed for an estate.
The 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.
This was not a crime of passion it was one carefully planned, probably for months. In the last line the husband is revealed to be the very same man reading the novel. The man is so engrossed with his book that he does not notice his killer approaching knife in hand.
Continuity of Parks [Short story]
Both times the husband inevitably neglected their wife in favor of their addiction. Continudad de los Parques does literally translate nulio continuity of park, yet it can refer to the continuous land that Cortazar creates. 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.
This mixture of two realities marks this piece as fantastic-marvelous as it is impossible, but not so incredulous to be parkks marvelous. Not a single character is given name, nor is anything explicit, everything carries a hint of doubt that is felt when reading the piece. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Continuity of Parks [Short story] by Julio Cortázar (4 star ratings)