Perhaps Cortázar’s most famous short stories are those that, like “Continuidad de los parques” (“Continuity of Parks”), have a fantastical quality. “Continuity of. Continuidad de los parques. Date Monday Many thanks. Incidentally, have you read my earlier Cortazar rendition of “La noche boca arriba”?. Julio Cortázar. The story setting goes from a man looking out into the park, to a setting of a cabin within the park. The author blurs the line.

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He ran in turn, sheltering himself among the trees and hedges until he was able to distinguish in the mauve-coloured mist of the twilight the tree-lined path that led to the house. March 17, Andy.

Nothing had been forgotten: You can read the original here. You’re welcome, Kenny, and thanks for your comments. The door of the reading room, and then the danger in the hand, the light of the grand windows, the high back of the green-velvet armchair, the head of the man in the chair, reading a fe.

February 23, This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. He had loe sidetracked by business matters and had not had enough time to finish the novel. December 10, deeblog. Marcus, you’re very welcome and good luck!

March 1, deeblog. All at once he felt his head relaxing comfortably in the velvet of the old recliner, cigarettes persisting within reach of his hands, and, beyond the large windows, the evening air dancing below ccortazar oaks. From the opposite trail, he turned for a moment to watch her run with her hair flowing loosely. His memory retained without effort the names and images of the protagonists; the novelistic illusion won him over right away.


Word by word, he was absorbed into the sordid dilemma of the heroes, letting himself drift towards the images which concerted and acquired colour and movement, he was a witness to their last parquess in the mountain cabin.

May 5, Z. The door of the living loz, and then the dagger in his hand, the light of those large windows, the old recliner with green velvet seat, the head of a man reading a novel. Articles needing additional df from May All articles needing additional references Orphaned articles from May All orphaned articles Articles containing French-language text Articles containing explicitly cited English-language text. October 25, deeblog.

She had to follow the trail that led north. March 8, deeblog. That afternoon, after writing a letter to his attorney and discussing with his butler about an issue of sharecropping, he returned to the book in loss tranquility of his study that overlooks a park of oaks. Hi Casey, thanks for your comments. Thanks for the great translation. Deeblog book reviews, film reviews, translations, essays. Thank you so much, had it not been that I stumbled across your site, I would have not understood the story well enough.

That evening, after writing a letter to contniuidad representative and discussing a matter of sharecropping, he took up the book again in the tranquility of his study which gazed out upon the park of oak trees.

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Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment! Without looking at each other, they were both attached rigidly to the task that awaits them as they separated from each other at the door of the cabin.

May 4, Marcus. Having abandoned it due to urgent business, he revisited it when he was returning by train to his country house, allowing himself to be slowly absorbed back into the plot through the depiction of the characters. You’re welcome, Marissa, and thanks for the comments!


I feel much better knowing what happens. You’re welcome, Zeze, and thanks for your comments! November 9, deeblog.

A breathy dialog ran through the pages like a stream of serpents, which felt as if it had always been so. March 7, Marissa. May 3, Chris. I’ll definitely use this site again soon. Views Read Conyinuidad View history. May 3, deeblog.

Thanks so much for the translation. June 17, Melancholy Korean. The dagger warmed against his chest and underneath it, liberty lay throbbing. Los buques suicidantes Lot No. First the woman came in, mistrustful. Link an External Response Corrazar a response on your own site? March 11, deeblog. Perhaps the most sustainable interpretation would have the woman in the story be the reader’s wife, in which case her lover would have every intention of slaying his rival.

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Thank you so much. May 20, deeblog. As he lounged in his favorite chair with his back to the door that would have bothered him with the irritating potential for intrusions, he let his left hand stroke the green velvet once then again, and he began to read the final chapters.

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