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En el barroco muchos de los elements son superficiales e innecesarios Al hablar del barroco pienso en su sentido peyorativo, descontando la importancia que ha tenido para el arte hispanoamericano en sus distintas manifestaciones, aun cuando asf considerado no soy partidario de esa forma exuberante de expresi6n.

These impressions are in evidence in the writings of YAfez, above all in Flor de juegos antiguos, Al filo del agua, and Las tierras flacas. Biblical and liturgical elements abound in the work, and in the end outside forces triumph over the tradi- tional religious life of the villagers. Luis Gonzaga Perez was an undeniably intelligent, yet proud lad who had entered the Seminary bent on leading a saintly, scholarly, industrious life.

Read more Read less. Mexico might best be taken as an example of a Latin American country with a literary history and tradition all its own, because of the Mexican Revolution. Ediciones de Andrea Edison,p. It would be by the saint’s intercession that good works might occur.

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. This latter phrase is mentioned several times in the novel, and Guerra Victoria’s adherence to religious beliefs helps to soothe his conscience.

In summary, these liturgical elements in Al filo del agua serve as a background which aids in revealing and reflecting certain character traits; and, in the case of Luis Gonzaga Perez, they serve as a catalyst which is the primary all factor in dek his disastrous actions in motion. Franz KafkaGerman-language writer of visionary fiction whose works—especially the novel Der Prozess ; The Trial and the story Die Verwandlung ; The Metamorphosis —express the anxieties and alienation felt by many in….

Hizo la seal de la cruz y rompi6 en maldiciones Any lengthy study of Yafez dealing with Al filo del agua and Las tierras flacas must necessarily touch on religion, since religion plays such an important role in both novels. This is reflected in the aal, as Yaiez himself states on the page immediately preceding the beginning of the novel: The same thing happens in the final scene of the novel.


On the other hand, in Al filo del agua the Blessed Virgin means different things to different people, and many individuals think of her in terms of only one particular side of her personality as the Mexican conceives it.

University of Florida Rights Management: R6mulo, remembering the example shown him by his grandfather, is understandably hesitant to change. It takes the form of a meal of which both priest and congregation partake. The Spanish American novel in recent years has grown considerably in stature, and much literary criticism has been directed toward its social aspects and implications.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, agutsin engage customers. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. A number of sacramentals, feast days, prayers, etc. But because of his religious background it is essential for his peace of mind that he do this. In contrast agustib the situation in Al filo del agua, the religious atmosphere in Las tierras flacas is unoppressive definitely imperfect, yet far more bearable.

It has been said of YVaez that it is unfortunate that he has such a preoccupation with style, because this creates too great a gulf between author and reader.

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It has already been said that in Al filo del agua the liturgical calendar is used almost completely in place of the secular one, thus contributing to the monastic atmosphere of the village.

These prayers are more in line with the emphasis on the unpleasant, which these people seem to prefer. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. His relation- ship with his grandfather Te6dulo, his past relationship with Merced, in agustih, much of his life, is closely scrutinized. This is a positive quality that the reader is apt to admire, as contrasted with the many negative qualities of individuals that Yahez describes in Al filo del agua.

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Weddings take place at the first Mass of the day when it is still dark. However, in some ways YAfez is a difficult author to categorize. The “day of wrath” will be the day on which the troops will storm the village. Aside from its intensity, it has no other unusual characteristics. For Epifanio Trujillo, it is a completely foreign idea, unrelated to his way of life. Perhaps this is more true among the women than the men. The fact that a novel takes place in say, Venezuela, and not somewhere else, has a significance beyond the mere fact that it has to take place somewhere.


Usually the responses are either “pray for us,” “have mercy on us,” “deliver us, 0 De or “we beseech thee, hear us. Al filo del agua takes place in a small town before the Revolution; La creaci6n is in Mexico City during the aftermath of the Revolution; Ojerosa y pintada describes the Mexico City of today, and a tremendous variety of character types pass through its pages; La tierra pr6diga looks at contemporary Jalisco, and Las tierras flacas describes the lives of country people in a barren region in the ‘s.

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Knopf,p. It is therefore fitting that in the “Acto Preparatorio” the author sets forth a string of short invocations describing the village of Al filo del agua. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. When Merced becomes pregnant, R6mulo says: Get to Know Us.

Romance Languages and Literatures Spanish The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the role of Catholicism and the Bible in two novels of Agustin Yanez: Te6fila’s sewing machine is adored by many as a relic because the people, who in spite of lack of facilities retain a deep fervor in their religion, are looking for something, anything, to adore, in order to give their religious sentiments an outlet.

These and other Indianist novels form the heart of what has become known as the Latin American novel of social protest. He learned to read at the age of three, and as a child the young Yafez aguaa greatly impressed by the splendor of the religious liturgy and the importance given to Christmas and Holy Week.