Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar

This avant-garde novel invites readers into a non-linear narrative that can be read in two different orders, following the life of Horacio Oliveira, an Argentine intellectual living in Paris with his lover, La Maga. The story explores philosophical and metaphysical themes, delving into the nature of reality and the human condition, while also examining the struggles of intellectual and emotional life. The second part of the novel takes place in Buenos Aires, where Horacio returns after La Maga disappears, and where he grapples with his past, his identity, and his place in the world.

The 566th greatest book of all time


Published
1963
Nationality
Argentinian
Type
Fiction
Pages
around 500-600
Words
155,000
Original Language
Spanish

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