'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)