Julio Cortázar had a cat named Demosthenes
and another named Teodoro W. Adorno.
Which cat is this? I do not know.
It is a mystery.
“Anyone who doesn’t read Cortázar is doomed.
Not to read him is a grave invisible disease
which in time can have terrible consequences.
Something similar to a man who had never tasted
peaches. He would be quietly getting sadder,
noticeably paler, and probably little by little,
he would lose his hair. I don’t want those
things to happen to me, and so I greedily
devour all the fabrications, myths,
contradictions, and mortal games
of the great Julio Cortázar.”
~ Pablo Neruda