de Julio Cortázar» el-perseguidor-y-otros-cuentos-de-cine-ebook- el-perseguidor-y-otros-cuentos-de-cine-ebook-. In , the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar published a short story entitled “El Perseguidor” (“The Pursuer”) that vividly brought to life the bebop scene of s . Religious Symbolism and the Ideological. Critique in “El perseguidor” by Julio Cort?zar. El sentido esencial de este cuento existe en funci?n de un sistema de.

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Influenced by postmodern theorists such as the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, they were largely dissatisfied both with the conventions of the modernist era and the mainstream culture of their time.

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The capitalist individual moves according to the clock and due dates, as in the case of Bruno, the jazz critic writing for the newspaper. Incapable of satisfying itself, useful as a continual spur, an infinite construction, the pleasure of which is not its highest pinnacle but in the exploratory repetitions, in the use of faculties which leave the suddenly human behind without losing humanity. Siglo Veintiuno Editores, Bruno becomes more specific in his comparison of Johnny Carter to Jesus Christ toward the end of the story.

Like Tica, Nica separated from her rich husband perseguldor of “dope and other, similar, reasons,” and moved to New York and then Paris in pursuit of the bebop scene. Then Johnny arrives, in “great shape” with a moderate amount of drugs in his system and optimistic about the concert that night.

This is clearer in the original Spanish version, since the translator Paul Blackburn has edited out some of the awkwardness in language. So he turns to Bruno, whose art is working with words, for help. Parker suffered a number of major breakdowns, due to his psychological illnesses and drug addictions, and spent a six-month term in a state hospital in In “The Pursuer’ I wanted to stop inventing and stand on my own ground, to look at myself a bit.


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Bruno admits that he is haunted by what Johnny reveals about his own failures and unhappiness and especially his “prestige,” and he feels sorry for Art because Art could not succeed in Paris without Johnny. He died of kulio and heart disease in Paris on February 12,three years after becoming a French citizen. Share your thoughts with other customers.

First, it emphasizes that Bruno uses racism as a way of dealing with his insecurity around Johnny. Get to Know Us. Bruno is a prestigious music critic who has recently published a very successful biography of Johnny.

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cortazra In one part of the story, Bruno refers to the group of musicians and their friends who congregate around Johnny as “sick angles, irritating perseguidoe their irresponsibility, but ultimately valuable to the community. Bruno’s condescension towards Johnny, which is clearest in his habit of referring to Johnny as a chimpanzee, suggests two important ideas. The s was a decade of great turmoil in the French colonial world, as well as a decade of major political changes in the Hispanic world.

If anything, he was protecting Johnny.

His genius although Bruno insists that he is not a “genius” is in the combination of his personal life, his music, and his philosophical theories, and Bruno’s racist caricature of him as a “chimpanzee who wants to learn to read” also, ironically, suggests that he is struggling to evolve and understand things that his species, the human race, has not julii before. Don’t have a Kindle? Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Through jazz Johnny is able to create a reality where he is found in dialogue with other persehuidor. In the years following World War IIFrench critical theorists such as the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan were publishing their most influential theories, and the literary and cultural elite were rapidly moving away from perseghidor standards of modernism. In addition to references to Johnny as an angel or devil, Bruno regards him as a kind of god.


But Johnny is also a unique genius whose understanding of life and psychological problems are inextricably connected to his philosophical and artistic insights.

ByFrance had finally lost a costly war in colonial Indochina, and in a rebellion in Algeria by a combination of colonials and militarists effectively toppled the French government, resulting in Charles de Crotazar being called back to power as president of France.

Paris and other major European cities were the origin of many of these ideas, but writers from all over the Hispanic world participated in them. The creative abilities of author and reader are combined and liberated from language’s barriers.

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The Pursuer

By using improvisation, he argues that the real mania resides in the accepting of social norms, as in the case of time. Similarly, artists like Johnny are constantly engaged in pursuing some of the basic values and assumptions of a society, trying desperately to open the door to a new understanding of the world.

Musicians such as Louis Armstrong soon became extremely popular with both white and black audiences, and by the time the “big band” era peaked in the s, jazz was the mainstream music of the United States.

The most pronounced of Johnny’s obsessions is time, which confounds him because he sees that it is not a linear or collective phenomenon.