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Linked Data More info about Linked Data. It is not satire or social criticism, but “a play with the absurd. Cor nelio, sivlina instance, of “Los amigos” La furia actually succeeds in creating floods and epidemics by “praying.

Later he becomes aware that the deformed watchmaker has “disappeared.

Ella, tan afi cionada a vestirse con trajes de bano o de baile, rehuia los veraneos y los bailes, porque no podia exhibir su piel In other stories objects serve as magic talismans: Ocampo’s Fantastic Themes Vatago fantastic element most characteristic of Ocampo’s fiction is that of the magic object.

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Alianza tres The stories of Los dias de la noche often descend into the df repellent realm of the grotesque, as in “Malva. Please enter your name. The comments of the unnamed first-person narrator provide the trivializing humor of the grotesque: In “El cuaderno” La furiaa newborn baby looks exactly like one the mother had seen earlier in a photograph.

The E-mail message field is required. This story also illustrates the attitude dee the fantastic found in most of Ocampo’s stories. Mariana no iras al cine dijo mi madre.

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He goes off in a desperate search for his “real” visual and accoustic images, abandoning the woman he loves. Sometimes well-intentioned parents underestimate the nature of children as in “Las invitadas,” or even in “Autobiografi’a de Irene,” when after having long predicted the appearance of her dog, Jazmrn, Irene receives from her uncle a dog of exactly the description she had made, Irene’s mother says, “Tu tio es adivino.


The triviali ing aspects of the story occur throughout, but are particularly evident in the last paragraph when the boy’s mother evidences more concern for the ob jects in the house, which were destroyed during the party, thean for the guest who disappeared: As they talk, it becomes evident that he actually has died, but is somehow still waiting tables. This brings us to the obsessed or mad characters, a grotesque theme which appears in a great many of Ocamo’s stories.

For ex ample, in “El vestido verde aceituna,” the prissy governess and her fate are drawn with a smile, but finally, it is a sad smile at best; the irony of “El retrato mal hecho” and its horrifying conclusion perhaps best foreshadows This content downloaded from Ocampo’s subsequent fantastic stories develop an interest in very or dinary reality from which the supernatural surprises us, the language used to introduce the fantastic is poetic in the sense of its brevity, vividness and precision, but not in its accumulation of imagery.

The restaurant had collapsed, killing all the waiters, including Isidro Ebers, their favorite, a year before the story takes place, [towever, when the story opens, the restaurant has been rebuiIt and reopened, and the family is trying it out in its new location for the first time. Inexplicably, the portrait of her child bears no resemblance to the boy. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive.

Your request to send this item has been completed. The theme of the double has been present almost from the beginning in Ocampo’s works, and is nearly always associated with the accompanying thane of the shattered or diminished personality, and even with that of madness. Hence for a time she tries to avoid unpleasant thoughts: One of Ocampo’s best fantastic stories combines the theme of the supernatural object with that of the double. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive.

Short stories Material Type: More serious and disturbing, she foresees her father’s death and horrifies friends and family by reading herself for it months in advance, then reacting with indifference to the actual event. Please choose ocmapo or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. In these, her best works, she subordinates other effects of style and structure to the demands of plot development, with the subtle presentation of the fantastic as the integral ele ment of her silina.


Has she succeeded in tranforming herself into an animal and thus in escaping from the traps of middle class city life and propriety?

The Twisted Mirror: the Fantastic Stories of Silvina Ocampo

Gradually, however, he becomes aware that Cristina is changing: But by La furia we have stories with full humorous intent and a discernibly lighter touch. Citations are based on reference standards. User lists Similar Items. Similarly, in “El goce y la penitencia” La furiaa young matron takes her five-year-old son to have his portrait painted, and, in the course of the sittings, she has an affair with the painter.

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For the grotesque can not be portrayed from the vantage of satire, which is superior to what it observes, 49 This content downloaded from One thinks of “El pecado mortal,” in which the parents of the little girl justify too much exposure to a male servant because it is convenient for them; in “Voz en el telefono,” the little boy takes a terrible revenge on his preoccupied and neglectful mother.

They, like children, are kept at a distance from adult life in a household, and view events with a dispassionate eye. Sur, This content downloaded from In this story, the two brothers are persecuted in the beginning by their tyrannical father; in the end they are equally persecuted by his tyrannical grandson.

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