Continuity of Parks (a translation). Translated by Alan Pagliere​ from the original by Julio Cortázar Read the original at Biblioteca Digital Ciudad Seva. He had. 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. Cortazar’s “The Continuity of Parks” plays on the philosophical movement of Idealism. The movement comments on the power of the mind.

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The story starts with a busy upper-class man who has a unique passion for books.

bLOG: “The Continuity of Parks” by Julio Cortazar

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 a 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 cortazqr was no chance for him to be detected.


This continity 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.

Both times the husband inevitably neglected their wife in favor of their addiction. Continudad de los Parques does literally translate to 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 purely marvelous. Not a single character is given name, nor is anything explicit, everything carries a hint of doubt that is felt when reading the cortazad.


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