Julio Cortazar “Continuity of Parks,” is a metaphorical short story in which reality and fantasy intersect. The power of the story transports us into imaginary worlds that captivate us. While reading “Continuity of Parks” we find ourselves engaged in the same experience that the main character reading the book is having. We begin to contemplate between reality and fiction.
In the beginning of “Continuity of Parks” the main character sits in a green velvet chair and reads a novel. Cortazar describes the psychological experience of the man steadily entering into the imaginary world of the story he is reading. He slowly begins to disengage himself from things around him. “Tasted the almost perverse pleasure of disengaging himself line by