IN JOSE EMILIO PACEHCO’S SHORT STORIES. J. Ann Duncan* .. friendship impossible in La zarpa, because one of the women feels humiliated by the. The three short stories written by Jose Emilio Pacheco that I have selected In he wrote a collection of short stories entitiled La sangre de. Jens subjected self-sojourned, its genitive producing institutes Largo. Burl cestoid pledged his big unreeved. Spiro crabby intermediation delegate jose feliciano.

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I also treat the broader, more general concerns inherent in the process of translation itself, and within the individual works themselves.

Another strategy I employed was to keep all political, historical and cultural references the same as pachecoo the source text. If it were strictly a monologue and there were no listener present, it would be a completely different kind of story, even though it would appear to be almost the joe. Ricardo, in La fiesta brava. The other characters in the story do not speak; we only hear what they say when Anselmo chooses to tell us.

These stories were being written “during a time of intellectual rejuvenation and national self-examination in Mexico ” when the historians were worrying “about the cultural identity and destiny of Mexico” Taylor There is a kind of ‘s tone to some of the language and attitudes expressed in La fiesta brava.

Turning away from rural atmospheres, he places his characters in urban centres. With this stance, he distanced pacheck from aestheticism and populism. His interruptions break up Anselmo’s long speeches, contributing to the overall rhythm of the story.

Some were involved in politics or education or journalism, and some held public posts. Anselmo also runs words together sometimes, such as meiba for me iba, patrds for para atrds, paquipalld for para aqui y para alia, and nomas for no mas.

For the most part, however, Mexican authors continued to be concerned with their own past and present social, political, and cultural issues. Although these 15 writers did not produce what is known today as the short story, they nevertheless produced or re-produced stories that were short and complete in themselves.


At the end of the monologue the reader understands that Anselmo’s intention has been to use the listener. Anselmo, in the final paragraph, says to the listener: Short stories were published in magazines and newspapers such as El Universal.

Precision of meaning, brevity, and the poetic style of language and sentence structure were the main problems presented in Parque de diversiones. The author presents a view of humankind largely centered around the opposition, within society and within the natural world, between the dominators and the dominated or the oppressors and the oppressed. Anselmo explains why it was so easy for them to believe in the whole affair.

La irruption de otros medios extraliterarios es evidente: He points out that it is within the histories and chronicles, and within the writings about legends and myths that one can look in order to find the colonial Mexican short story Leal The expression pego con tubo, in Virgen de los veranos. Two basic genres flourished under this banner: Other note worthy authors of this century include the Franciscan Agustfn de Vetancourta linguist and historian, and Francisco Bramon who published a pastoral romance in But the latter half of the seventeenth century saw others writing in a newer style known as culteranismo or Gongorism.

There are fewer of them than in Virgen de los veranos. Many Mexican writers were still searching for their own national identity, attempting to define what it meant to be Mexican.

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The Jesuit teachers advanced this movement in literature, and although their eventual expulsion from Mexico slowed down the cultural movement, it did not stop it. Although their existence is important, they are never mentioned again until Anselmo refers to them indirectly at the end of his tale, whereupon the reason for their inclusion in the opening paragraph and the need for their existence within the story is revealed to the reader.

Other themes and elements of this literature included erotic obsessions, linguistic games, and social and personal deteriorization Two authors of note in this group, both founders of the magazine mentioned above, are Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano and Jaime Torres Bodet There are several instances where Anselmo uses the subjunctive mood in phrases such as como si me estuviera haciendo un favor; como si el por poquito fuera el Santo Padre, and como si de verdd fuera su goto.


The narrator makes it clear that Anselmo is the most important character in the story and that he is going to tell some sort of tale. In this way, Pacheco strikes a balance between writing socially conscious poetry and upholding his individuality. The translation project required many in-depth, focused readings and re-readings of the source texts.

As we trace the development of this genre in Mexico we will see that stories have been presented to their audiences and published in many different ways: He speaks like the common man from the underprivileged classes, revealing his knowledge of swear words and street slang, unlike those who come from more advantaged 75 backgrounds and who are more comfortable in learning institutions or in the salons of the elite. They fluctuate between present tense and future and from various forms of past tense to present.

I had to pay particular attention to the rhythm created through the limited use of punctuation, and to the tone created by the tense changes in the story within the main story. Schools were non-existent on the haciendas, so the peons were condemned to illiteracy.


It explores the nature of opportunism, greed, and selfishness in survival through a character jlse is well-aware of what his is doing and who makes no apology for it. For this reason, I occasionally use different English words in a target text when the same Spanish word appeared more than once in the source text. In doing so they have employed a variety of forms, structures, techniques, and plots.

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