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The Short Stories of Silvina Ocampo Patricia Nisbet Klingenberg “Anillo de humo,” for instance, details the fascination of a young child, eleven years old, for a. Franz Kafka (born July in Prague, Austria-Hungary; † June in Kierling, Austria) was a German writer. His major work form in addition to three Roman. Silvina Ocampo () is little known in the English-speaking world. As the film-maker Edgardo Cozarinsky remarked, she was ‘for.

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He goes off in a desperate search for his “real” visual and accoustic images, abandoning the woman he loves.

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She foresees the arrival of a pet dog, Jazmi’n, the gift oxampo a statue of the Virgin of Lujan, and the abundant growth of a vine in the patio before it was ever planted by her father. Furthermore she incor porates cinematic elements into her works and presents odd narrative perspectives, as in himo de claraboyas,” in which the major events of the entire story are witnessed by the child narrator through a skylight. Best known for her short stories, she is also the prize-winning author of seven volunes of poetry.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. With the employment of the tragicomedy, the tone of the narration is central to the appearance of the grotesque. I had killed him when I imagined him dead. Not suprisingly, then, Irene has the feeling she must be causing, not just foreseeing, the future. But by La furia we have stories with full humorous intent and a discernibly lighter touch.

Silvona his review of the col lection, Gonzalez Lanuza described this story as “ese laberinto lucido,” since its circular narrative structure traps Irene in an eternal life which seems to approach its anllo only to start over at the beginning She oxampo at the appearance of Viaje olvidado of her impression at receiving a group of stories from a sister fifteen years her junior: In other stories of the collection Ocampo explores subconscious mental states, par ticularly of dreams or nightmares, often by way of extremely chaotic se quences dw highly personalized imagery, as in “Florindo Flodiola,” and “Nocturno;” other stories with similar intent present the interior, pre logical world of childhood, as in the title story, “Viaje olvidado” and “El pabellon de los lagos.


Trataba de eludir las imagenes de sequi’as, de las inundaciones, de This content downloaded from These and other stories remind one of Kayser’s comment in the introduction of his study: Theirs is the grotes que point of view: Sur,pp. From the Fantastic to the Grotesque In “Autobiografi’a de Irene,” as we saw earlier, the child character who possesses supernatural powers is herself the victim of her own force.

Ocampo’s Fantastic Themes The fantastic element most characteristic of Ocampo’s fiction is that of the magic object. The narrator finds animal paw prints and animal hair solvina her bedroom.

Me dijo, como si hablara al perro: She says in the final paragraph: 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.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit ssilvina that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. Klingenberg and Patricia N.

Anillo de humo

In “El vastago”12 there appear to be two doubles. In adolescence she predicts the face of her first love, Gabriel, but starts to distance herself emo tionally from him long before his predicted departure from her life.

The reader is confronted with a completely non-judgmental perspective, Kay ser’s “unimpassioned view. A completely chaotic dream world, such as the one in many stories from Viaje olvidado, is not appropriate to a convincing illusion of the fan tastic, for the reader must first be convinced of the “reality” of the fictional world in order to be made uneasy by the intrusion of the supernatural into it.


Que vayas a un lugar o a otro depende de un infimo detalle. In this story, the ocwmpo brothers are persecuted in the beginning by their tyrannical father; in the end they are equally persecuted by his tyrannical anilli.

Tenia unos ojos que nunca debian de haber llorado, y solamente matandolo se le podia quizas lastimar un poco.

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The detachment of many of Qcampo’s stories narrated by children is evi dent in the story “La casa de los relojes. In “Los objetos,” a woman suddenly begins to find articles that she had lost over fifteen years ago. Mujer que sabe latin 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.

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The young woman becomes pregnant by the painter, however, and five years later this younger child df exactly like the portrait. In “El cuaderno” La furiaa silvinz baby looks exactly like one the mother had seen earlier in a photograph. Many of her tales are humorous, but often the hunor fails to deflect the shocking, uncomfortable quality of the narratives; in fact, the hunorous elements frequently add to the reader’s sense of horror.

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The barest hint is given that the garment had effected some evil influence over the man’s life. Q La furia, pp. In Ocampo’s works a horrifying event, fre quently fantastic, is protrayed in a humorous, albiet, grimly humorous way.