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Hopscotch Summary
Julio Cortázar

Everything you need to understand or teach Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar.

  • Hopscotch Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • ...and more
  • 30 Hopscotch Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Hopscotch Summary

Plot Summary

Hopscotch is an account of the misadventures of Horacio Oliveira, a discontent Argentinean intellectual in his forties. He wanders 1950s Paris with his mistress La Maga and a band of bohemian cohorts, but a series of missteps and personal tragedies send him packing back to Buenos Aires. There, he encounters still greater tests of his sanity in the company of his childhood friend, Traveler. Hopscotch is a portrait of a creative soul stymied by an inability to act.

The story opens with Horacio searching the bridges of Paris for his mistress La Maga, who has disappeared. Horacio and Maga are members of the Serpent Club, a coterie of artists, writers, musicians, and intellectuals who convene in the evening to drink, listen to music, and engage in dialectical arguments about every facet of art and life.

Horacio lives in a small flat with Maga, but the relationship becomes horribly...

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Study Pack

The Hopscotch Study Pack contains about 72 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

Hopscotch Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Hopscotch Lesson Plans contain 142 pages of teaching material, including:

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