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Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. The first episode, in which she bites off her little finger, occurs when she has to wait over an hour to transact business at her daughter’s school.

The Grotesque in Silvina Ocampo’s Short Stories – [PDF Document]

Remember me on this computer. Las cosas de su patrimonio, los animales que les pertenecen, los siervos que los sirven toman una actitud amenazante, estdn siempre al borde del complot. The small miracles occur as part of the unspectacular routine of life.

Some grotesque themes, as listed by Joyce Wegsll include, in part, dreams and nightmares; the thane of the double or of shattered, diminished personality; madness, obsessed personalities; the mixture of plant, dd and hunan elements; alien plant worlds, such as the jungle; and the mix of animate and inanimate qualities as in machines and automatons. When the reader encounters the world of Silvina Ocampo’s stories, he enters a strange and somehow dangerous place.

No me cansaba de contemplar las pruebas de este vestido con un dragon de lentejuelas. This story also illustrates the attitude toward the fantastic found in most of Ocampo’s stories. 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.


The evolution we had observed in the attitude toward the fan tastic is an essential ingredient here, for when fear is subtracted from the fantastic and we view the “world beyond” with humorous detachment, the grotesque emerges. My prolonged concern with the grotesque must not be taken as a sign of whole hearted enthusiasm for the subject. En los techos crecian cada dia nuevas telaranas que enardecian el plumero mis alto de la casa; y brotaba de las muebles y de las sdbanas guardadas como plantas de un invernaculo obscuro, olor a choclo recien cortado.

More specifically, there also exist grotesque thanes, of which Ocampo makes ample use. The stories have been published in six major collections: Home Documents The Twisted Mirror: A strange, frightening or fantastic event occurs, reported by an observer or participant, who gives no indication lcampo his own feelings.

This brings us to castago obsessed vastavo mad characters, a grotesque theme which appears in a great many of Ocamo’s stories. The comments of the unnamed first-person narrator provide the trivializing humor of the grotesque: Similarly, in “El goce y la penitencia” La furiadf young matron takes her five-year-old son to have his portrait painted, eel, in the course of the sittings, she ocsmpo an affair with the painter.

Please enter your name. Preview this item Preview this item. Here Ocampo’s story borders dangerously on satire, something Kayser has forbidden the grotesque; but its salient features, the extremely macabre mutilations in contrast to the nar rator’s ironic concern for social decorum, provide just the exaggeration of reality which Kayser claims as the essence of the true grotesque. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship.

The title story of her second collection, “Autobiografia de Irene,” combines ocamppo elements of Ocampo’s early fiction. As they talk, it becomes evident that he actually has died, but is somehow still waiting tables.

The author’s one hundred fifty-four short stories were written over a span of four decades and represent her most influential literary accomplish ment. Ocampo’s Fantastic Themes The fantastic element most characteristic of Ocampo’s fiction is ell of the magic object.


Yet, at the end of the story she foresees herself writing her autobiography which starts with the same words as the beginning of the story thus realizing the “triste destino” she had feared from the oca,po The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Klingenber Xe University of Tulsa Silvina Ocampo, storyteller, playwright and painter, has been associated for over forty years with the most prominent literary and artistic personalities of her native Argentina.

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Notes 1 Because of its very different orientation, as a collection of stories for children, La naranja maravillosa will not gastago discussed here. Editorial Losada,pp.

Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Finally, she starts to see faces in the ofampo and goes mad, haunted by things. Carmen Martin Gaite and the Postwar Novel [pp. The narrator and his brother act as one character, have the same basically passive personality characteristics, and even fall in love with the same woman. Indiana Uni versity of Pennsylvania, To their surprise, Isidro Ebers appears as usual.

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These stories must also meet Kayser’s many-sided definition: Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Like many writers from Latin America, Silvina Ocampo has shown a dissatisfaction with the limitations of “realism. User lists with this item 1 Tesis Ocampo 55 items by Juliamuzz updated