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Unformatted text preview: first book, as the complexity and importance of simple daily actions are revealed. In Instructions on how to climb a staircase, Cortazar goes into great detail on how to raise, what he refers to in an abbreviation as the foot, while not lifing the foot, something different altogether, at the same time. I believe Cortazar uses this language to entertain, giving the reader a playfull, but more serious, way to look at everyday actions that do not even warrant ones conscious mind....
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- Fall '08