Walter Mignolo, ‘Escribir la oralidad: la obra de Juan Rulfo en el contexto de las literaturas del “Tercer My contention is that his cuento constitutes not just the folding back into archaic or the corpse in ‘Talpa’ and, later, the ghosts in ‘ Luvina’, two other metatextual .. organismos completos, ciclos cerrados, y respiran’. Transcript of Presentación oral Juan Rulfo de la muerte y conflictos familiares en las siguientes obras: “Talpa” y “No oyes ladrar los perros.”. However, his analysis with regard to “Talpa” has been extended and 21 clarified by Donald K. Luis Leal published “El cuento de ambiente: ‘ Luvina! de Juan Rulfo” in En otras, se olvidaba por completo de que su hijoexistia . (p.

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Except for the rulffo that copleto ignores until the end of the article the protagonist’s obvious mental derangement, which is basic to under- standing the story, the article is useful in ordering the chaotic series of images which constitute the story. Finally it is revealed that his natural parents are dead, which is actually a minor corollary to the more important justification for the story.

At approximately the middle of the story, we see that “la luna iba subiendo, casi azul, sobre un cielo claro.

Thus time has not advanced on the psychological level. There is no flow of time toward anything, no ordering of events: This illusion is caused by the irregular pxmctuation of the passages which reveal con- ventional authorial description: No se supo come abrio la puerta y se echo a la calle. Esto is as totally noncommital a word as he could 81 have chosen. We know this because in each case, in the first line of the dialogue, the first speaker addresses the other as padre.

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He further moves the characters along their journey and tells what they are doing as they go. The subtlety of the technique momentarily impedes the determination of the actual narrator.

The role of authorial omniscience is again reduced in “No oyes ladrar los perros,” and the characters themselves move the story forward, at first through dialogue, and later through monologues. In Part I, the om- niscient narrator concentrated on presenting the characters only in their relation to one another and to the crime which was committed.


Right after mentioning it, the narrator states: According to him, in the town of Luvina almost nothing happens. From the beginning of the story till the end of the introductory section p.

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The leitmotifs are beautiful An outstanding collection of snippets, ever-literary and uniquely blissfully Mexican. Mas insistente aun que en los demas cuentos es aqui el laconismo repetitive y monotone del que narra la historia. It makes a fleeting complteo, but it is a beginning, and Rulfo uses the technique more extensively in other stories, especially in “iDiles que no me mateni” The passage rather sneaks up on the reader, as Rulfo is narrating how the mother gets ready to go out, but then decides to return for a coat: These scenes take place long after the same day in which don Justo was killed.

In opposition to this amorphous mass is another one, ellos. A series of definite events, in chronological order, moves the action ahead in a temporal progression. We already know that the character involved needs two hundred pesos in order to be taken to the United States. Nos dimos vuelta y los miraimos por la mira comlpeto las troneras. It would be natural to assume that, although the ,52 narrator does riot say so, it was At this time and place that they got the bad news.

Without giving any explanation, he tells how, when the eye “tenia en quien recargar la mirada,” the two brothers would disappear for a while p. Eso se decia pp.

Luego agarren todos los libros mexicanos que tengan y ponganlos en una pila al azar. Copmleto from the original on 16 December The unexpected change of the point of view from Part I to Part II forces the reader into careful evaluation of all the information he receives in Part II, and to relate it carefully with the facts he has received in Part I in order to establish in his mind the relationship between the two.


Y entonces, uno esta en la iglesia, amarrado a la madrina, oyendo afuera el turn tum del tambor. Cuando creci y lo busque me dijeron que estaba muerto.

Lists with This Book. However, the shepherd does not observe the presence of the pursuer, who also is at the edge of the river at the end of Part I, awaiting the return of the hombre. In an effort to achieve some measure of financial security, Rulfo studied accounting, but at the same time managed to attend some university literature courses. The reader may xe that the son is one of them, but he cannot be sure.

When the women arrive, it is shortly after lunch time, since the sun is high in the sky, and so he offers them food, which they refuse, saying they have just eaten pp. This narrator’s use of alia arriba emd aca aba jo makes it appear that he is actually a participant in the action.

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This is given on p. In Part II, which begins with the second paragraph of p. He is remembering them here. Already in this story, which Rulfo considers his first he published this one first, even though “TJh.

This slim volume is but pages. Although Hugo Rodriguez-Alcala has already touched upon this point in his analysis of “En la madrugada” when he affirms that ambiguity and borrosidad are the essential notes of Rulfo’s 30 narrative style, he does not categorize and analyze the specific elements which produce these effects.

This process is similar to the one described by Rodriguez-Alcala in regard to landscapes, except here we have not a landscape but a burro.