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Apocalipsis de Solentiname by Julio Cortázar

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Julio goes to solentinamee bathroom and experiences a physical response to the state of shock that the photographs put him in. He extends horror to the spaces where it belongs.

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Apocalipsis de Solentiname

Tanja added it Nov 19, This mutual independence forms a strangely counter-intuitive truth because though it seems plausible that a bourgeois could comprehend violence, the bourgeois subjectivity relies on its wholly reified consciousness towards violence.

Then he sees a photo taken of the Mass that confirms that the photos belong to him. Bogdan Maksimovic rated it really liked it Aug 19, Trivia Cirtazar Apocalipsis de So Before Julio leaves the island community, he decides to take photographs of the paintings he admires in the community room. Be the first to ask a question about Apocalipsis de Solentiname.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For Napoleon to appear would no longer remain an implausible farce as it was when the motif appears in the beginning of the story. The story mimics historical truth because all of the characters sloentiname the story are in fact drawn from his real-life experience of attending a similar press conference in Nicaragua.

Julio Cortazar in Solentiname. He influenced an entire generation of Latin American writers from Mexico to Argentina, and most of his best-known work was written in France, where he established himself in Apr 12, Mateo R. Solehtiname recurring motif reminds the reader what has changed, which is to say the story produces two simultaneous frames of reality that create dissonance in their mutual independence.

Dianna Morales rated it liked it Dec 06, Notify me of new comments via email. When his companion, Claudine, enters the story, he is speechless and leaves so that she can look at the photos soletiname.

Margarita rated it it was amazing Nov 13, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In following with custom, Julio attends Mass and discusses how the service portrays the instability of the lives of the people in the town:. Pablo rated it it was amazing Sep 09, With a sense of irrational conviction, he states: Several instances of foreshadowing unhinge the travel-diary-like narration.

Again, a minor cortazae seeps into the text when Julio explains to Ernesto Cardenal that he took photographs of the paintings: He scrolls through the complete set of photographs, seeing a series of images of the torture of a naked woman, a mass grave in a mine, and a car exploding.

When the narrator returns to his mention of a dream in which Napoleon would appear as if to justify his own unreliable, hallucinatory mind. The momentary dream of horror is suppressed by the reality of comfort and peace among friends, a juxtaposition that again foreshadows one of the central themes of the story. Julio sifts through them, stunned by their depiction of a world full of plants, work, religion, cortazxr natural beauty.


Photography slices reality from its context and puts separates it within a newly established frame. Later, the Nicaraguan revolutionary movement by the Sandinistas would progress, and a similar incident of military slaughter would happen at Solentiname, which makes the story prophetic.

Poet Ernesto Cardenal conducting mass in Solentiname. Emilia rated it it was amazing May 10, He details his efforts to photograph the paintings: He is intrigued and unfamiliar with the paintings he sees that are made by the people of the village: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Daniela rated it it was amazing Nov 11, You are commenting using your WordPress. In addition, it is an important example of an author responding both to public criticism and political tragedy through a work of art in an attempt to express political solidarity with the oppressed while furthering his revolutionary literary aesthetic. Julio thinks that the photos will later become a fixture of his comfortable Parisian home.

This has serious consequences regarding the possible effects of literature on political thinking and the social articulation of cultural work It provides a harrowing vision that prophesies the forms of torture other horrors apoalipsis the people of Nicaragua would be subjected to.

A boy he photographed appears with a bullet in his head, shot by an officer and faced with other men with machine guns.