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Juan Rulfo lector de Nellie Campobello: Una hipótesis (Juan Rulfo reader of Nellie Campobello: A hypothesis)

A lecture featuring Kristine Vanden Berghe

Thursday, May 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rolfe Hall 4302
Lydeen Library, UCLA

Lecture in Spanish

Los lectores de la obra de Nellie Campobello suelen subrayar su ubicación excéntrica en la literatura mexicana: sería difícil encontrarle precursores claros y, más aún, definir en qué consiste su productividad literaria, su influencia en los escritores posteriores.  Esto no impide que en la literatura crítica reciente se encuentren algunas alusiones a un posible parentesco entre Cartucho y el realismo mágico o entre los textos de Campobello y la obra de Rulfo.  En mi ponencia argumentaré que se puede considerar a Campobello como una precursora directa de El llano en llamas y Pedro Páramo.  En efecto, la ‘centaura del norte’ ya encontró antes que Rulfo soluciones para algunas aporías del primitivismo con las que se enfrentarían a finales de los años cuarenta Carpentier en El reino de este mundo y Asturias en Hombres de maíz.

Translation:

Readers of the work of Nellie Campobello tend to stress its eccentric position in Mexican literature: it would be difficult to find clear precursors and, furthermore, to define what constitutes literary productivity, its influence on later writers. However, this does not prevent that in recent critical literature you find some hints of a possible relationship between Cartucho and magical realism or between Campobello and the work of Rulfo. Kristine Vanden Berghe will argue in her lecture that Nellie Campobello's narratives about the Mexican Revolution can be viewed as direct precursors of Juan Rulfo's El llano en llamas and Pedro Páramo. Indeed, the ‘centaura del norte' (Centaur of the North), as Campobello was often referred to, had already found solutions in her work prior to Rulfo to some of the aporias of primitivism that Alejo Carpentier and Miguel Angel Asturias had faced in the late forties in novels such as El reino de este mundo and Hombres de maíz.

 

 

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