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When he speaks of “la siempre Inmaculada y sin mancilla,” he is referring to the Church doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. Although the author wishes to point out that the religious atmosphere of the place is overly oppressive and therefore wrong, he never shows even a trace of bitterness in doing this.

Agustín Yáñez | Mexican writer and statesman |

El que crea arte politico o religioso esta expuesto en cualquier aguq a fracasar, pero en los grandes artists comprometidos encontramos que el impulse creador de tipo est6tico supera y sublima los aspec- tos ancilares. The effect ultimately achieved: R6mulo on occasion is forced to admit to ignorance as to what time of year it is because of not having recently seen Matiana: The harshness of Father Islas is brought out in page after page of bone-chilling description. A la mahana, el sol– oblicuo en la iniciaci6n primaveral– unta de sangre tierna, luminosa, los altos acantilados, los desmoches y res- quebrajaduras de la cordillera, como pedazos de es- pejos encendidos en carmin, o tajos de corales al fuego Also evident to a degree is a secularization of certain elements of the Catholic faith.

Unlike Al filo del agua, several char- acters in Las tierras flacas are presented as zgua in the sense of ruthless and without feelings: Second, two decades have passed since its writing, in which many more works of fiction have been created.


In various parts of the novel she will represent either 1 spotless purity; 2 patriotism; 3 sorrow; 4 motherhood; or 5 conquest and triumph. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Also both Yafez and Joyce make extensive use of interior monologue, both employ religious elements in their fiction, and both have what some have termed a “Baroque style. Father Islas and Father Reyes.

Agustín Yáñez

He learned to read at the age of three, and as a child the young Yafez was greatly impressed by agustinn splendor of the religious liturgy and the importance given to Christmas and Holy Week. Occasionally this affords special insights into the character of an individual or of the people as a whole.

Thus, in Al filo del agua, an entire chapter is devoted not to plot development, but to creating an oppressive religious atmosphere. The same device is found in La tierra pr6diga, in the scene near the end when Elena commits suicide: Indeed, the dominating theme is the utter indif- ference of this peasant, his total resignation to what befalls him without so much as a single thought passing through his mind about it.

It is seen that until roughlythis genre dealt almost exclusively with Spanish American themes, resulting in several national or regional literatures. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

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Also as a result of this atmosphere, ecclesiastical songs and prayers are seen merely as a refuge for the breath of desire. Those who are here on earth are called the Church Militant, i. Unfortunately, here it works against Luis, given his state of mind. First, there is the interest in the Catholic faith and the many and diverse elements that comprise it, including the liturgy, articles of faith, dogma, Sacred Scripture and Tradition.

Father Reyes is the so-called “progressive” priest of the village who is convinced that Father Islas’ points of view are doing more harm than good. The “Supremo Juez” God referred to above is the same as the “judex” in the Sequence, which refers to the day of the Last Judgement. Product details Paperback Publisher: The Mass receives greater emphasis in Al filo del agua, although its description and discussion is deemphasized in comparison with the extended, elaborate descriptions of the once-a-year Holy Week rituals, for example.


In many of the author’s other earlier works there also exists an abundance of religious details pertinent to the discussion of his later works. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. La necesidad, la curiosidad, la devoci6n o el gusto mueven la junta de los dos calendarios. The same thing happens in the final scene of the novel. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name.

Also evident in the “Acto Preparatorio” are clipped descriptive phrases which, if combined into a litany, might occasion a response such as “deliver us. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

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

How and why this happens must inevitably involve a discussion of his personality. In comparison with, say, a given liturgical procession or service in Church on a given day, the pastorals often cover a far greater span of historical time, and can be fllo with greater freedom of space and props.

From Intuition to Intellectualism. Agustfn Yafez emerged as a major writer with the publication of Al filo del agua in Luis does the same: