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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24,444 ratings  ·  1,633 reviews
Un libro único, abierto a múltiples lecturas, lleno de humor, de riesgo y de una originalidad sin precedentes.

La aparición de Rayuela en 1963 conmocionó el panorama cultural de su tiempo y supuso una verdadera revolución en la narrativa en lengua castellana: por primera vez un escritor llevaba hasta las últimas consecuencias la voluntad de transgredir el orden tradicional
Paperback, 21st edition, 752 pages
Published 2010 by Cátedra (first published 1963)
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Milou Pujol No. The book is split into 56 regular chapters and 99 “expendable” ones. You may read straight through the regular chapters (ignoring the expendable…moreNo. The book is split into 56 regular chapters and 99 “expendable” ones. You may read straight through the regular chapters (ignoring the expendable ones) or follow numbers left at the end of each chapter telling you which one to read next . A reading of the book in that way would lead the reader thus: Chapter 73 – 1 – 2 – 116 – 3 – 84 – 4 – 71 – 5 – 81 – 74 – 6 – 7- 8, and so on.
It's one of my favorites books. I simply loved it. But I recomend you to read it one way and to wait a little to read it the other way. Hope you enjoy it!(less)
Joshua Rojas Yes it's english available but nothing like the original Spanish version.

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This review consists of two reviews. The first can be read in a normal fashion. Start from 1 and go to 12, at the close of which there are three garish little stars which stand for the words The End. Consequently, the reader may ignore what follows with a clean conscience.

The second should be read by beginning with 1 and then following the sequence indicated at the end of each sentence or paragraph. For example, if you see “> 24”, then proceed to paragraph/sentence # 24 (
Andrea Carolina
Nov 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: latinoamericanos
Rayuela, libro terminado muy despaciosamente, releído muchas veces por partes, leído al revés y al derecho, de la mitad en adelante o hacia atras. Este si es el libro de mi adolescencia, este es el libro de mis amores imposibles, este es el libro de mis obsesiones, es el libro que refleja mi estupidez, mi terquedad, mis deseos más profundos, mis imposibilidades, este libro soy yo. El libro que refleja mis trastornos, mis alegrías, mis pasiones, mis penas, mis terquedades, lo que quiero ser y lo ...more
I wanted to read this because I had seen it included in some lists of the twentieth century's great novels. It is a very interesting book, quite entertaining in places but I can't pretend it is an easy read. Before one even starts there is a preamble which explains that you have at least two choices - either to read the first 56 chapters in sequence (presumably ignoring the rest) or to follow an alternative path through the book which is listed at the start and misses out Chapter 55. I opted for ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
En una entrevista, Cortázar exponía que su mayor sorpresa después de publicar la novela fue que esta encajó más con la juventud que con los lectores de su generación (medio siglo llevaba ya a sus espaldas cuando se publicó en 1963). Lo que a mí me sorprende es que esto le sorprendiera. Yo me enamoré de Rayuela en mi juventud. Después he cuestionado muchos de sus planteamientos, pero ello no ha impedido que me siga magnetizando su libertad, su pasión, y la forma tan maravillosa de exponerlas que ...more
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Το «Κουτσό» του Κορτάσαρ είναι από τούτα τα βιβλία που θα πρέπει σε θεωρητικό επίπεδο να είσαι φοιτητής της ισπανοαμερικανικής λογοτεχνίας και να το διδαχθείς με εκατοντάδες άρθρα ξινισμένων κριτικών μήπως και καταλάβεις κάτι από «αυτό που ήθελε να πει ο ποιητής». Κατά τα λεγόμενα του ίδιου του συγγραφέα, διαβάζεται και ‘έτσι και γιουβέτσι’ και γραμμικά, και πηδηχτά και ανάποδα και όπως θέλει ο κα
8 years after i read this book, i finally understand why i didn't like it.

apparently, this is an "either/or book", but i read it as an "and then" book.

dr. wikipedia claims:

An author's note suggests that the book would best be read in one of two possible ways, either progressively from chapters 1 to 56 or by "hopscotching" through the entire set of 155 chapters according to a "Table of Instructions" designated by the author. Cortázar also leaves the reader the option of choosing a unique path th
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brace2018
Θα πω κάτι κουλό τώρα και οι σοβαροί αναγνώστες μπορείτε ελευθέρως να μουντζώσετε, αλλά εάν δεν είχα διαβάσει το Logicomix φέτος θα είχα πολύ διαφορετική άποψη για αυτό το βιβλίο. Ο λόγος είναι απλός (ας πούμε): ο Κορτάσαρ στο "Κουτσό" δοκιμάζει συνέχεια τα όρια του Λόγου (με την έννοια του ορθού λόγου, της ορθολογικής σκέψης) κι εγώ είμαι φαν του ορθολογισμού. Επειδή όμως το Logicomix κλόνισε έντονα την πίστη μου στη δύναμη του Λόγου και τάραξε τη μακαριότητα με την οποία εμπιστευόμουν την απλό ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-diamonds
Julio Cortazar - Hopscotch

Don't read this book. For real now, don't. Throw it away or, better still, burn it. Either you will burn it or it will burn you. Seriously, it will tear you open and feast on your guts while all you'll be able to do is look around in over-saturated numbness. I envy those who weren't moved by it. I envy and pity them at the same time, for the same reason: I've felt something they have not.
I've talked before about books that read you as much as you read them, but this is
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: around-the-world
(...) ορισμένες ονειρικές δομές θα μπορούσε να είναι τρέχουσες μορφές της τρέλας αν συνέχιζαν και στον ξύπνιο.Το ονειρεύεσθαι μας έχει δοθεί για να εξασκούμε δωρεάν την κλίση μας προς την τρέλα.Την ίδια στιγμή,υποπτευόμαστε ότι κάθε τρέλα είναι ένα παγιωμένο όνειρο.

Το Κουτσό είναι απ’ τα βιβλία που δε σου δίνει περιθώριο να τ’ αφήσεις απ’ τα χέρια σου.Δεν είναι τυχαίο πως χάθηκα (ή,μάλλον,παραδόθηκα) στις σελίδες του για πολλές ώρες σερίεπί τρία βράδια το διάβαζα στο διάστημα 01:00-05:00 (δεν θ
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Here’s a link to the Quarterly Conversation review of Hopscotch, it’s really a very good review, and does a fine job elucidating this book’s qualities and its value in the realm of literature, if I were to write a proper review of the book it would be a shadow plagiarization of this :

Or you could go read Jimmy’s review, which, as I’ve said below, is one of the finest and most fun reviews here on Goodreads - do yourselves a favor and get to know Jimmy’s wri
Maria Bikaki
Άργησα λίγο αλλά τα κατάφερα. Στην πραγματικότητα είναι κανά 2-3 μέρες που έχω τελειώσει την ανάγνωση αλλά για να μαι απολύτως ειλικρινής δεν ήξερα τι ακριβώς ήθελα να γράψω ως κριτική για το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο. Δεν ήξερα πως ακριβώς να σας περιγράψω πως κύλησε η ανάγνωση του δεδομένου ότι θεωρώ ότι το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο είναι από κείνα τα βιβλία που «μιλάνε» όπως λέμε στον καθένα με διαφορετικό τρόπο ή που μπορεί να μη μιλήσουν καθόλου χωρίς αυτό βέβαια να σημαίνει ότι σαν ανάγνωσμα χάνει τη ...more
Luís C.
To enter in Hopscotch, one must accept the rule of the game: one throws a stone and by hopping one jumps from box to box. Then perhaps, if one is skilful, patient and persevering, one will reach heaven ... So I read by jumping from one chapter to another, according to the non-linear order proposed at the beginning of the work by the author himself. And I must say that it is a disturbing experience: the reader must constantly interrupt himself in his reading of the novel which constitutes the fir ...more
MJ Nicholls
I have never been more wrong about a novel I was about Hopscotch. A baffled first reading took place seven annums past, and a vexed and unfair one-star review lingered on my profile for a half that period until three years ago (the shame!), when I suspected there to be more to Cortázar and issued a partial retraction for the slander. Recent encounters with Cronopios and Famas and A Manual for Manuel showed me that Cortázar was in fact an essential writer of some magical powers, and a cheap encou ...more
Aug 29, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: uptight wannabeatnics
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! I had to read this for a book club. I read about 80 pages of this and threw it across the room. Wish I didn't. Maybe I could've gotten more for it when I traded it in. pretentiousness wrapped/uptight faux beatness. What I remember: expat intellectuals crying over jazz records having an "artistic" time in paris. Well read guy pines for girl who doesn't catch all his references but, you know, feels things. The cover blurb makes it look like it will change your life and then mak ...more
Konstantina August
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ αστερίες.

Το Κουτσό δεν το διαβάσα και δε πιστεύω πως θα το διαβάσω ποτέ. Το Κουτσό είναι ενα βιβλίο που με διάβασε.

Παραδέχομαι πως το φοβόμουν για δύο λόγους: Από τη μια απεχθάνομαι το ψευτοκουλτουριάρικο και το δήθεν, τα βιβλία των οποίων η αξία ανεβαίνει από τις παραλυτικές φιλολογικές ερμηνείες και τις φαντασιόπληκτες κριτικές. Από την άλλη, δεν είμαι σε όλες τις φάσεις της ζωής μου διαθέσιμη να υποδεχθώ και να αποδεχθώ το περίπλοκο, δεδομένου ότι συχνά μου αρκεί να το βιώνω.

Ευτυχώς δήθ
Faye Baxevanidou
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Έχει δύο μέρες που τελείωσα το Κουτσό. Το σκέφτομαι, το ξανασκέφτομαι, νομίζω δεν μπορώ να γράψω καμιά κριτική γι’ αυτό το βιβλίο, μου φαίνεται ιεροσυλία. Είναι από τα βιβλία που σε αρπάζει και σε βουτάει βαθιά μέσα του Όπως έγραψα από την αρχή της ανάγνωσης του είναι από τα βιβλία που διαβάζοντας το δεν θα είσαι ποτέ πια ξανά ο ίδιος Με γέμισε συναισθήματα και αναμνήσεις που ούτε θυμόμουν πως είχα ..... 2 είναι τα σίγουρα tips που θα ήθελα να πω γι αυτό το βιβλίο (κατά την προσωπική μου άποψη π ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το καλοκαίρι επιλέγω συνήθως «απαιτητικά» βιβλία με την έννοια ότι χρειάζουνται από εμένα την μέγιστη συγκέντρωση και τα οποία θέλω να διαβάζω χωρίς πολλές διακοπές και να τους αφιερώνω πολλές σελίδες την ημέρα. Με αυτή την λογική αποφάσισα να εγκαινιάσω την καλοκαιρινή περίοδο του 2018 με το Κουτσό του Κορτάσαρ.

Σε αυτό το κείμενο δεν πρόκειται να σας κάνω κάποια βαρυσήμαντη ανάλυση του μυθιστορήματος γιατί είμαι σίγουρη ότι δεν κατάλαβα ούτε το 1/10 από αυτό που ήθελε να πει ο φίλος μας. Απόδει
Manuel Antão
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1981
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

Double Entendres Galore: "Hopscotch" by Julio Cortázar

(Original Review, 1981-05-15)

If you like your novels simple and straightforward, don’t read “Hopscotch”.
If you have an allergy to extended brainy digressions and convoluted debates, you better avoid “Hopscotch”.
If you abhor puns, double entendre and wordplay, I most seriously advise you to stay clear of “Hopscotch”.
If you can’t stand literary, philosophical, musical and artistic ref
Makis Dionis
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maté
Έπος...53 -54 χρόνια μετά εμπεριέχει αναλλοίωτες τις μαύρες τρύπες της σύγχρονης δυτικής/καπιταλιστικής αστικής κοινωνίας που καταναλώνει ασυστολα μάτε, αγαθά, ανθρώπους κ συναισθήματα πριν προλάβει να τα χωνέψει, αδυνατώντας να αναδείξει την απλότητα κ οδηγώντας όλους μας στην παράνοια κ ημισχιζοφρένεια . Ευτυχώς ο Cortazar μας το χάρισε πριν τον καταστρέψει!!
Ian "Marvin" Graye
1. "A General Idea is Enough" (First Impressions)

When I started reading this novel, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the writing. (-871)

Each short (!) chapter seemed like an extrapolation on a single image in a photo album or a contribution to a literary almanac. Unlike a chronological album of holiday snaps, it didn't seem to matter much in what order the images were displayed. I adapted to jumping around the chronology pretty quickly.

The first part of the book was a panoramic view of the
Aslı Can
Bu kitaba yorum yapmak hayatın anlamını bulmaya çalışmak gibi anlamsız geliyor. Yaşıyorsam da ölmeyi düşünüyorsam da ikisinin de sebebi bu kitap olabilir. Bazı kitapları okuyunca kitap kendi yoluna gider okuyan kendi yoluna, bazı kitaplar da okuyanın zihnini, düşünme şeklini değiştirir ama sen okuduktan sonra da kitap aynı kitap olarak devem eder yola. Seksek gibi çok nadir kitaplar da okuyanla birlikte biçim değiştirir, şekilden şekile girer, takılır okuyanın peşine; artık hep beraber yürürler, ...more
Célia Loureiro
"Toco a tua boca, com um dedo toco o rebordo da tua boca, desenho-a como se me saísse da mão, como se, pela primeira vez, a tua boca se entreabrisse. E basta-me fechar os olhos para desfazer tudo e recomeçar. Faço nascer uma vez mais a boca que desejo, a boca que a minha mão elege e que desenha na tua cara, uma boca eleita entre todas, com soberana liberdade, escolhida por mim, para desenhá-la com a minha mão na tua cara. E que, por um azar que não tento compreender, coincide exactamente com a
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No es sencillo escribir sobre Rayuela porque éste definitivamente no es un libro común ni para todo el mundo. Por empezar, hay dos formas posibles de lectura: siguiendo la guía del principio del libro que nos hace saltar de atrás para adelante entre los 155 capítulos, o leyendo de corrido (y en versión más breve) del 1 al 56.
Me pareció una genialidad el sistema y un lío bárbaro también. Es muy original e inteligente, y me gustó aún más cuando, mirándolo con más atención, me di cuenta de que ese
Buğra Aydoğan
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hiç Cortazar övmeden konuya gireceğim çünkü bu sefer tahammül mülkünü yıktı. Bu kitabı daha fazla anlamaya çalışmaktan, parçaları kafamda birleştirmeye çalışmaktan yoruldum. Yine de hakkını vermek gerekirse, romanın 41. bölümünü Buenos Aires’te şahit olduğu bir olaydan esinlenip başta öykü olarak yazması ve daha sonra dallanıp budaklandırarak, öykünün önüne ve arkasına bölümler ekleyerek, bu kadar azametli bir romana dönüştürme kabiliyetine saygı duruşunda bulunmadan geçemem. Bu da kendisine yat ...more
Harry Collier IV
Hopefully no spoilers but this book really cannot be spoiled.
This book is most likely a 5 star book. When I do a reread and read the 100+ extra chapters I am sure I will have a much greater opinion of this book than I already do.
I started not really caring for Cortazar's style in the first two chapters and 56 chapters later I am a convert. Some good powerful stuff was done here - and not just the language but the themes and the ideas were mind-blowing.
I loved The Club and didn't find them as ba
May 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Δεν αντέχω άλλο! Το παρατώ στη σελίδα 540. Για να παίρνει τόσα πεντάρια και τεσσάρια υποθέτω ότι λογοτεχνικά είμαι αστοιχείωτος. Πιθανόν! Αλλά σημασία για μένα έχει η απόλαυση της ανάγνωσης που μου έχουν προσφέρει τόσοι και τόσοι συγγραφείς.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
romanda bizzat bahsedildiği gibi klasik yazarlar öğretmek, romantik yazarlar anlaşılmak istiyor. üçüncü ihtimalde ise okurla yol arkadaşlığı talebi olan yazarlar var. okur bu seçeneklerin hepsinde yazarla anlaşmak durumunda. yazar öğretiyorsa öğrenmeye çalışacak, yazar anlaşılmak istiyorsa anlamaya çalışacak, yol arkadaşlığı istiyorsa yazara arkadaş olacak. cortazar seksek'te okuru bu anlaşmasını bozmaya zorluyor. önce, daha romana başlamadan iki farklı okuma biçimi olduğunu belirtiyor, "öbür ki ...more
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Γιατί "Κουτσό"; Η απάντηση σχετίζεται με την ανάγνωση του έργου που… χοροπηδά από το ένα κεφάλαιο στο άλλο, μεταφέροντάς μας βήμα το βήμα σε διαφορετική κατεύθυνση και προσανατολισμό. Η γραμμική πορεία του κειμένου, όπως έχουμε συνηθίσει να την αντιλαμβανόμαστε και να την περιμένουμε, διαρρηγνύεται εκούσια στο "Κουτσό", το οποίο επιζητά την εγρήγορση και την ενεργό συμμετοχή του αναγνώστη του.
Εξ ου και η προτροπή του συγγραφέα να διαβαστεί το έργο ξανά και ξανά με διαφορετικούς τρόπους, μέχρις
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: magical thinking
Recommended to Mariel by: Oriana
I've been looking for symmetry in places, likely as not unlikely. Counting every crack in the ceiling OCD, counting the walls to see if there's a third wall to break, carpet burn for the crawling knees. Missed one and have to go back and start from the beginning OCD. Hopscotch is about thinking. The ugly patterns (rug burn patterns? Probably ugly orange carpet that was recalled in the 1970s) and perverted loops. Don't think that, take two steps back or one leap forward. I found break your mama's ...more
La nota di Cortázar all'inizio di Rayuela spiega come questo libro possa essere letto in almeno due modi: il primo tradizionale, ordinato, dal capitolo 1 al 56 e senza capitoli aggiuntivi; l'altro apparentemente molto sperimentale, partendo dal capitolo 73 e seguendo di volta in volta le indicazioni per saltare da un capitolo all'altro. Lui stesso ha scritto il libro in modo quasi involontario, rendendosi conto soltanto dopo la stesura di diverse parti che queste potevano essere raccolte per for ...more
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Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar Descotte, was an Argentine author of novels and short stories. He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in 1951.
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