Tagged: Julio Cortazar August 11, 2017 Lit rec #218: “How beautifully he spoke! He picked every word” (1967). Cortazar at his most charming, repressingly banal. Plus, the best short story about dog-sitting. “AT YOUR SERVICE” by Julio Cortazar Advertisements December 12, 2016 Lit rec #18: I still think read this before his short stories. Follow the directions, don’t read straight through. (1963) Lit rec#18: “Hop” as per directions at end of each ch. Mostly set in Paris, best friends, escapades. HOPSCOTCH by Julio Cortazar.