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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Johnny further asserts that he resents Bruno’s imposing of religious connotations on his music, telling him, “If I play and you see angels, that’s not my fault. Bruno thus implies that Johnny, brought to his knees with suffering, is akin to Christ on the cross, suffering for the sins of humanity.

So it is quite important to note that this artistic effort is characterized by such frustration and even futility in its ability to discover its goal and successfully find what it is seeking. The most important stylistic technique of “The Pursuer” is its unique use of past, present, and future verb tenses to narrate the story. These insights, expressed in Johnny’s monologues to Bruno and his other friends, tend to have much in common with some of the new philosophical theories of the s.

And very often, like Johnny, these artists are tortured by their lack of success or severely misunderstood by other people. Bruno struggles to express the essence of what makes Johnny and his music so awe-inspiring. Tica, Johnny, and Baby Lennox all move back to New York soon after this, and Bruno decides not to confuse his audience by making any changes to the second edition of Johnny’s biography.

As Bruno admits, “we’re a bunch of egotists; under the pretext of watching out for Johnny what we’re doing is protecting our idea of him.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It creates an artificial model that accepts conventionalisms and simplifies jazz improvisation. His character is closely based on the famous bebop musician Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, and, like Parker, Johnny is a heroin addict and an alcoholic with severe psychological illnesses.

Bebop ell the musical form of the late s and s American and European counterculture; it occupied a very different political and racial climate, and it tended to be associated with artists, intellectuals, and big cities.

Bruno is a prestigious music critic who has recently published a very successful biography of Johnny. His analysis of jazz music, originally published in French inis most famous for the light it sheds on Charlie Parker. Audible Download Audio Books. After all, if he were to die in the street, “Johnny would die carrying with him what he doesn’t want to perseuidor me tonight.

Bruno has enough time to include an obituary notice in the second edition of his biography, which he feels is now “intact and finished. Stanley Kauffman, for example, called the story “outstandingly the worst [in End of the Game, and Other Stories ]: A prodigious jazz saxophonist and one of the great talents pefseguidor his time, Johnny Carter is the main subject of the story.


Johnny is repeatedly described by Bruno as a sort of angel or a god. As Johnny tells Bruno, “what you forgot to put in is me. Johnny pursues a new definition and realm of possibility in art, and he pursues his friends as well; in his struggle to find what he is looking for with his prodigious music, he hunts and exposes his friends’ weaknesses. Tica goes over to deal with Johnny while Bruno flirts with Baby and finds out from two musicians in Johnny’s new group that Johnny is cortaazar able to play anything.

Parker is present here and shows author and reader the possibility to imagine a world otherwise, in pedseguidor time, language, and music escape the barriers imposed by an exclusionary system. Bruno thus regards his perseguidro role as jazz critic as that of a devout worshipper prostrating himself before the awesome power of Johnny’s music.

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And the Cuban socialist revolution in was extremely influential over the left-wing Hispanic elite. I think I understand why prayer demands instinctively that one fall on one’s knees. Don’t have a Kindle?

In Bruno’s attempt to capture the essence of Johnny that was left out of his biography of the jazz musician, he makes many references to God, angels, devils, and religion. The most famous of the early bebop bands were those of Billy Eckstine and Dizzy Gillespieand their popularity was in no small part due to the fact that they had hired an alto saxophonist from Kansas named Charlie Parker.

In cortszar Pursuer’ I wanted to stop inventing and stand on my own ground, to look at myself a bit.

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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.

However, as the story goes on, Johnny complains to Bruno that he does not understand his music: Davis was, together with Parker, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the bebop cortaazar. By the time the story begins, she is pedseguidor quite worn down by Johnny and the lifestyle they lead. Throughout jupio youth he developed a passion for classic literature, but he was forced because of his family’s financial situation to drop out of the University of Buenos Aires after juliio year and become a teacher.

The change of position is a symbol of the change in the tone of voice, in what the voice is about to articulate, in the diction itself. Bruno calls her stupid and promiscuous, but she seems to know how to handle Johnny despite Bruno’s suspicion that she would readily shoot up heroin and become “lost” with him. Bruno’s narration, which eventually perseguicor into a clear past tense during the last section, continues to remind the reader that the critical and biographical eye is the sole access to imagining Johnny.


Marcel is Johnny’s friend and fellow musician, likely a trumpet player from the United States. Johnny is recovering from another bout of heavy drinking and drug use, he has once again lost his sax, and he is in a bad mood.

Johnny has not forgotten his early hope, that Bruno’s talent for words will somehow help him to speak what for him is coratzar. Although he never learned music formally, he practiced the alto saxophone constantly, emulated the tenor saxophonist Lester Young, and played in various groups in Kansas CityChicago, and New York.

As Bruno admits, Johnny’s moments of true artistic genius, as reflected in the recording of Amorousoccur not when he is technically accurate but when he is most desperately fighting against convention and searching for an “outlet” in time and existence. It is vital to recognize the distinction between the literal Spanish version of the verb usage in “The Pursuer” and the version presented by the translator.

Bruno’s attitude of religious faith in his deification of Johnny is echoed in the first scene of the story, when Bruno comes to visit Johnny, who describes him as “faithful old buddy Bruno. In the process, he explores a number of different explanations of the phenomenon of Johnny. Later, Johnny refers to the “holes” in his hands, an image which evokes the stigmata of Christ, whose hands were nailed to the cross.


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Cortazar’s short story “The Pursuer” is narrated by jazz critic Bruno V. If not accompanied by reference, other quotes are translated by the author of this paper. This is clearer in the original Spanish version, since the translator Paul Blackburn has edited out some of the awkwardness in language. Then Johnny falls asleep and Bruno observes that Johnny is not a genius “walk[ing] in the clouds,” but a man more real than anyone else. Cortazad this essay, Brent discusses religious symbolism in Cortazar’s “The Pursuer.

Siglo Veintiuno Editores, Brent holds a Ph.