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Book Title: La última niebla|
The author of the book: María Luisa Bombal
ISBN 13: 9780061711848
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 567 KB
Date of issue: March 3rd 2009
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MarÃa Luisa Bombal es una de las voces mÃ¡s grandes y originales del siglo XX, precursora del realismo mÃ¡gico, lo cual se manifiesta claramente en este invalorable fragmento de su obra
La breve obra narrativa de MarÃa Luisa Bombal le ha valido un lugar de excepciÃ³n en la literatura contemporÃ¡nea. La novela La Ãºltima niebla y los relatos "El Ã¡rbol", "Trenzas", "Lo secreto" y "Las islas nuevas" configuran una creaciÃ³n personalÃsima que se sitÃºa en la frontera poÃ©tica entre lo real y lo fantÃ¡stico, contraponiendo la espiritualidad frÃ¡gil de cierto mundo femenino y el dominio del sueÃ±o y la magia con la brutalidad elemental y telÃºrica de cierto mundo masculino.
El propio Jorge Luis Borges afirmÃ³ con total rotundidad que el nombre de MarÃa Luisa Bombal no falta nunca entre los mejores del continenteâ€”circunstancia tanto mÃ¡s notable dada la relativa brevedad de su obraâ€”, y que el hecho de que sus caminos se cruzaran fue para Ã©l motivo a un tiempo de gratitud y de satisfacciÃ³n.
Read information about the authorMaria Luisa Bombal was one of the first Spanish American novelists to break away from the realist tradition in fiction and to write in a highly individual and personal style, stressing irrational and subconscious themes. During the 1930s when most of her fellow writers were turning out works emphasizing social conflict, Bombal turned inwardly for her inspiration and produced several works of remarkable artistic quality. She incorporated the secret inner world of her women protagonists into the mainstream of her novels. In this respect she may be regarded as a precursor of the later Boom writers of the 1960s and 1970s in Latin America. And she accomplished this in a prose charged with poetic vibration, filled with a sense of imminent tragedy, a melancholy atmosphere in which the factors of time and death play sombre roles.
In both her novels the reader sees almost everything through the eyes or sensations of the protagonist, who feels things deeply. The story line is relegated to a lesser role, particularly in The House of Mist. Poetry seems to flow from this crystaline prose, and Bombal uses repeated symbolic images (such as mist, rain, and wind) with good effect and in an elegant simple style. The heroine of The House of Mist lives most of the time in a dream world of her own fashioning, far from the reality of her unhappy marriage. In The Shrouded Woman the protagonist lies dead in her coffin, viewing the chief mourners who come by to see her one by one, reliving her love affairs and family relationships with a final clarity and futile wisdom. In "The Tree," her most famous story, the reader encounters not only a deep psychological analysis of a woman, but also an impressive technique of point counterpoint. While Brígida listens to a concert, her life and its tragedy unfold, evoked by the power of music.
During most of her life Bombal did not achieve the fame she deserved, although in her last years the Chilean government granted her a stipend. With the keen interest in the feminist movement in later years, her works were read and commented on more widely.
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