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Hopscotch - Spine 2012 > Discussion - Week Seven - Hopscotch - Chapter sequence 28 - 36

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Jim | 3056 comments Mod
This discussion covers Chapter Sequence 28 – 36


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Another pass through Rocamadour’s death, but now we get some info about how the Club feels about the wake and Oliveira’s absence. A meeting in Morelli’s apartment fills us in about his philosophy, but Babs hits the cognac a bit too heavy and the Serpent Club disbands.


Lily (joy1) | 350 comments Would someone be so kind as to share a sentence or two as to how they perceive the Morelli figure. (I guess I kind of saw him as a Sartre figure to the Serpent Club -- not really a part of it, but someone to whom they look for philosophy and values, but I may well have been reading carelessly.)


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Lily wrote: "Would someone be so kind as to share a sentence or two as to how they perceive the Morelli figure. (I guess I kind of saw him as a Sartre figure to the Serpent Club -- not really a part of it, but..."

I've been reading Morelli as a stand-in for Cortazar and his ideas/reasons for Hopscotch.

From chapter 154, page 556:

"Who cares," Morelli said, "you can read my book any way you want to ... The most I do is set it up the way I would like to reread it."

Sound like an echo from the Table of Instructions.

I don't know enough about Sartre's work, but I imagine he would have been a steady part of most Serpent Club types' philosophical diet in 1950's Paris.


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Lily (joy1) | 350 comments Thank you, Jim. Very helpful perspective. He did seem to have a lot to say about writing.


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