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Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
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Aug 16, 2007

it was amazing

I read this book when living in Madrid in 1982-83 and carried it around with me in my pocket for months, dipping into it whenever I had a spare five minutes, and hoping it would never end. It was one of the books, together with Camus' The Plague and some of Samuel Beckett's late prose pieces, that shaped my life in my early 20s. The translation has something of a 60s feel to it, with the constant "che" rendered as "man" in a way that sounds more hippy in English than in the original. At the heart of Hopscotch/Rayuela is, to my mind, a highly original intelligence and a great human tenderness. His 62/A Model Kit is, in some ways, even better.
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Sandra Garcia hahaha the che", i totally agree with you, Julio Cortazar made magic with his words. i dont like to read again books because I think that life is too short to do that, but definitely Rayuela, I would read it again.

Martin la vida es breve, es cierto :-)

mucho gusto, Sandra

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