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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Once the man begins to read and dive into a different world Cortazar begins blurring the lines of cpntinuity and the book. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Continuity of Parks by Julio Cortázar

In the last line the husband is revealed to be the very same man reading the novel. Like the paros above, at a first glance it is one, continuous story. There is order and cohesion between all of them. 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.

A continuity of setting makes the distinction between fantasy and reality even harder to make. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I wanted to focus on the title because I typically underestimate the role it plays in a piece of literature.

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I had to read this story 3 times before I really understood what was going on. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: A quick and dirty vortazar for those of us who have not read it. I believe I am that person for the duration of my time reading a story.


The lovers head off into the night, taking separate paths the male lover headed for an estate. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. The story starts padks 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.

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.

I like how you say that Cortazar uses continuity paradoxically. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Views Read Edit View history. Windows and doors are sideways, stairs lead to no where, people are sitting on what should be walls. It was first published in in the Editorial Sudamericana. There is a connection between the two worlds. Armed with the dagger, the man goes inside the house and sees his victim: This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. First, lets look at Continuity World English Dictionary defines continuity as: Not a single character is given name, nor is anything explicit, everything carries a hint of doubt that is felt when reading the piece.

I also had hard time understanding this story when I first read it: Continuidad de los parques French: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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This was not a crime of passion it was one carefully planned, probably for months. A man appearing of status and wealth is reading a book in a green chair. Both times the husband inevitably neglected their wife in favor of their addiction. Let us think about Parks. Hey, it was a dream. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I like how you say the author uses continuity paradoxically. The book is about a lady and her lover; we can assume they are not supposed to be together. They all blend together now My dreams would be filled of Voldemort versus Harry battles on a regular basis. You are commenting using your WordPress.

He plays on that knowledge to think about this confusing, Continuity of Park setting between reality and fiction.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I can just disapparate into class. There is a lot going on with just 3 pages. Continudad de los Parques does literally translate to continuity of park, yet it can refer to the continuous land that Cortazar creates.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. The man reading the book likes to look out at a park with oak trees as he reads.

What appears to be continuous, is not.