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As if Azuela by himself had not covered the Revolution thoroughly, how could any young author compete with the dozens of other authors and books written on the subject and be able to contribute something new, fresh and vital to the fiction?

It is therefore fitting that in the “Acto Preparatorio” the author sets forth a string of short invocations describing the village of Al filo del agua. The Church of Spanish America faithfully mirrored the shifting spiritual forces of the Church at home.

His relation- ship with his grandfather Te6dulo, his past relationship with Merced, in short, much of his life, is closely scrutinized. Although the periodical was a financial failure, it did provide a young Agustin Y6Aez with journalistic and editorial experience which was to benefit him in later years.

In some of his works, such as the two to be studied in detail here, he is obviously preoccupied with style, while other works such as Flor de juegos antiguos present a simplicity and straightforwardness which is in sharp contrast.

Catholicism and the Bible in Al filo del agua and Las tierras flacas by Agustín Yáñez.

The first two attributes can best be discussed in terms of the rivalry and differences of opinion between two aga the village’s parish priests: The next thing to consider is the impression the reader derives from this description, and whether or not it is consistent with the intentions of the author. He also realizes that Victoria, who financed his studies, had wanted him to study sacred music; but at the same time Gabriel’s memory of her did not inspire him in a religious sense.

The subtle difference of attitude of the people of the Tierra Santa, in comparison with the villagers of Al filo del agua, comes to light after a disturbance sours the performance of the Christmas pastoral. Thank you for your feedback. Perhaps some readers would not be consciously aware of this litany; but for the average Catholic this cadence would have its subconscious effect, that of plunging him into a Church atmosphere of prayer.


A glimpse of that is revealed here, and also signs of light, barely discernible, are seen in the east, as opposed to flio dark shadows in the avustin. It is a prayer for the dead, zl begging God for forgiveness. Italicized passages will be underlined.

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The author’s description of the landscape, “terroso, calcinado, sin arboles ,” compares favorably with the landscape aguaa the actual Calvary scene. He was born to a middle class, Spanish-Indian family in Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco on May 4, Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. In summary, these liturgical elements in Al filo del agua serve as a background which aids in revealing and reflecting certain character traits; and, in the case of Luis Gonzaga Perez, they serve as a catalyst which is the primary motivating factor in setting his disastrous actions in motion.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. According to Harry Sylvester, “under the impact of the night’s events he on Dionisio has reached some understanding of how he and the society in which he ministers have failed. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Subtle, indirect references to the Bible will be dis- cussed as they fel, both in yaea narration of Yyaez, and in the dialogue or interior monologue of the characters.

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Yo no s6 c6mo este cura tan celoso no ha acabado con ellas A few elements from the first chapter should serve to indicate the nature of this climate, how it affects the reader, and why Yanez establishes it as he does.

Perhaps this is more true among the women than the men. In Al filo del agua, as in Las tierras flacas, Baptism signifies a beginning, both in a spiritual and temporal sense. The creation of a wholesome atmosphere would make the final result of the story, the storming of the village by the troops, an injustice. wgua

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All of this combines to lend a wholly religious atmosphere to Al filo del agua, and this is done completely in the first twelve pages. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. The novel states that Guerra Victoria “no se mete en honduras de religi6n,”20 and thus he is better able to convince himself that his actions are justified.

His indirect references lend a subtle quality to the works which give them a religious atmosphere, and contribute toward making them truly “Jaliscan” without compromising their dep to the reader who is not a native of the state of Jalisco. In dealing with these elements as reflected in Al filo del agua and Las tierras flacas, an attempt will be made first to analyze the author’s creation of a religious atmosphere as a basic, underlying factor in the novels, and its significance in their development.


La implacable, creciente crudeza de reflejos muestra la desnudez, la desolaci6n de la tierra; su yaezz despellejada por to- das parties; manchada de inflamaciones y gangrenas; como nazareno caido en medio de montafas, todo el cuerpo azotado por turbas de huizaches, que invaden el scenario, encarnizadamente We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies.

The leading exponent of the autos sacramentales was Pedro Calder6n de la Barcahimself a priest.

This is highlighted by the repetition, first in Latin and then in Spanish, of a section of the Offertory hymn of the Requiem Mass: Through this technique, Yafez criticizes the people of the town without criticizing Catholicism yasz it should ideally exist. This does not allude to Mary’s leading the life of a virgin, but rather her preservation from original sin.

There is a Biblical atmosphere present in Las tierras flacas, beginning with the Biblical framework on which it is set. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Also, it is appropriate in connection with the death of don Dionisio’s dreams and hopes, which are soon to be shattered. It is perhaps difficult to determine what percentage of Catholics in Latin America are austin Catholics; but it appears reasonable to assume that at the very least, the rural population, the Latin American peasant, is greatly influenced by religion, and his Catholic faith is a dominating force of his existence.

For Epifanio creation is the most beautiful of all things, and true to this belief, he has taken in scores of women in his life ahustin has created a large number of illegitimate children, some agustni whom will later vie for his inheritance after he dies.

But for Luis this is obscured by the pageantry that surrounds it: Before agsutin sixties he was not the subject of dissertations because there is a twelve year gap between the writing of Al filo del agua and Yahez’ next novel La creaci6nduring which time Yaiez turned to other matters such as politics he was governor of the state of Jalisco from to They practice a form of Catholicism mixed with superstition.