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Love is idle. Three simple words. The Weasels’ Tale.

—Chris Joseph Stancato The Weasels' Tale (El cuento de las comadrejas) Love is idle. Three simple words. The Weasels’ Tale. On the cornice of comedy, death is always dormant. There is a dark struggle for the comedian to strike the fears of reality and the forces within. The comedian’s delight to humor the crowd dangles high and low, sometimes like a court jester. The court in The Weasels’ Tale is run by a queen, a former starlight actress living in her past. Those court jesters, Read more [...]

Hopscotch—Julio Cortázar

 

Hopscotch—Julio Cortázar
In the narrative of Cortázar’s Hopscotch, he analyzes the game of hopscotch after the main character, Oliveira, engages with a clocharde named Emmanuéle on the streets of Paris: “One day you learn how to leave Earth and make the pebble climb into Heaven…the worst part of it is that precisely at that moment…no one has learned how to make the pebble climb up into Heaven.”

Cortázar continues this idea about failing to reach Heaven in the game: Read more [...]