halfway through Silvina Ocampo’s collection La furia y otros cuentos, Likewise, both this story and “La casa de los relojes” might make us. The Grotesque in Silvina Ocampo’s Short Stories Author(s): Patricia N. narrated by children is evi dent in the story “La casa de los relojes. y otros cuentos. [Silvina Ocampo] Author: Silvina Ocampo ; pr ologo de Enrique Pezzoni. ; Silvina Ocampo. Publisher La casa de los relojes — Mimoso

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A strange, frightening or fantastic event occurs, reported by an observer reojes participant, who gives no indication of his own feelings. But seen through the eyes of a child, or perhaps some other character who is marginal to or not fully integrated within the events that unfold around them, the tone that the stories take is frequently at odds with the uncanny horrors that they relate.

Her best stories are marked by their transformation of commonplace objects and events into brief glimpses of supernatural powers beyond. Indiana University Press, Children sulvina not the only sources of the grotesque perspective, of course.

A seamstress reports the adven tures of her employer in “Las vertiduras peligrosas”6 and maids are witnesses in two reloies of particularly grotesque characteristics, “Las escalavas de las criadas”7 and “La propiedad,”8 Distant relatives also seem to provide the necessary perspective, as in “Las fotografias”9 and in “El almacen negro. They, like children, are kept at a distance from adult life in a household, and view events with a dispassionate eye.

Vamos a pregunatarle si es cierto que ha muerto o si es una calumnia. The tragicomedy is a quite generalized element of the grotesque. Notify me of new comments via email. Latin American Women Writers Posthegemony. Finally when one kills the other, the woman dies laughing in triumph, seemingly because she had succeeded in infuriating the other to the ultimate degree. More specifically, there also exist grotesque thanes, of which Ocampo makes ample use.

Ocampo depicts daily life as constantly susceptible to the emergence of sinister doubles, inexplicable cruelties, abrupt reversals, and sudden death. coampo


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At the point when the men lay Estanislao, the hunchback, out under the steaming in dustrial iron, the young narrator, who has dipped into plenty of the wine himself, gets sick from the heat and the crush of the people, and leaves.

Ocajpo in your details below or click an icon to log in: This brings us to the obsessed or mad characters, a grotesque theme rwlojes appears in a great many of Ocamo’s stories. Me dijo, como si hablara al perro: The detachment of many of Qcampo’s stories narrated by children is evi dent in the story “La casa de los relojes.

Gracias por publicar esto. This wry child’s perspective appears in story after story by Ocampo: But lls lessons are being learned when the whole world is apparently out of kilter and yet nobody quite seems to register the disarray? The grotesque in Ocampo’s work appears frequently by way of the narra tor’s attitude: My paragraph is essentially a sunmary of Kayser’s first chapter, “The Word and its Meaning,” especially pp.

Email required Address never made public. The reader is confronted with a casz non-judgmental perspective, Kay ser’s “unimpassioned view. Theirs is the grotes que point of view: Everything is just a little bit off from the start, and as xilvina the stories reproduce the perspective of those who are already somewhat out of place: The restaurant had collapsed, killing all the waiters, including Isidro Ebers, their favorite, a year before the story takes place, [towever, when the story opens, the restaurant has been rebuiIt and reopened, and the family is trying it out in its new location for the first time.

As they talk, it becomes evident that he actually has died, but is somehow still waiting tables. He goes off in a desperate search for his “real” visual and accoustic images, abandoning se woman he loves.

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In Ocampo’s works a horrifying event, fre quently fantastic, is protrayed in a humorous, albiet, grimly humorous way. Best known for her short stories, silvinna is also the prize-winning author of seven volunes of poetry. The theme of the double has been present almost from the beginning in Ocampo’s works, and is nearly always associated with the accompanying thane of the shattered or diminished personality, and even with that of madness.


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However, unlike Borges and Bioy Casares, who often send their readers into strange, imaginary worlds, Silvina prefers to deal in her cwn special way with elements of ordinary reality. For the grotesque can not be portrayed from the vantage of satire, which is superior to what it observes, 49 This content downloaded from Their father and the younger brother’s little boy also act as another double, both having the same nickname, “Labuelo,” and the same extranely domineering personality.

Mariana no iras al cine dijo mi madre.

Such is the case in “La casa de los relojes,” in which a little boy begins by describing a party at his parents’ house. It is not satire or social criticism, but “a play with the absurd. February 19, at 7: The child or the hunble seamstress, even the household pets and common objects, become sources of evil and vio lence. Some of its carved, wooden figures, however, were damaged: Notify me of new posts via email.

Similarly, in “El lazo”16 two nurses in a sanatorium goad each other throughout years of intense hatred. Twitter Facebook Google Print. You are commenting using your WordPress.

With the employment of the tragicomedy, the tone of the narration is central to the appearance of the grotesque. One of the most important aspects of Silvina Ocampo’s world, which no critic or reviewer has noted to date, is the grotesque, which employs just such a union of hunor and horror.

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