Continuity of Parks (Julio Cortazar)

The reader has a quirky personality. He smokes and enjoys the view of the park from his favourite green velvet.

Themes:
The Danger of subsuming Yourself in Literature.

"Continuity of the parks "argues that your success in reading or writing function depends on your willigness to lose yourself utterly in the task. A true reader, like the protaginit of Cortazár's story, will trumble into fiction consciously and deliberately. He will subsume himself so thoroughly that he will feel as if he become part of the fictional world.

Reality and and Fantasy:
The story is actually a metaphor for the experience of reading: Cortazar's reader gets lost in a fictional world that je literally becames participant in it.


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