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MEXICO Agustin Yanez 50th Anniv of “Al Filo del Agua” MNH / HipStamp

In this interior monologue, as well as elsewhere, Biblical phrases and allusions are common. This symbolism is emphasized three times with the words Lumen Christi as each candle is lighted. dell

When yez time passes, the reader receives indications of the dwl of the time of rejoicing, Easter Sunday. This is reflected in the title, as Yaiez himself states on the page immediately preceding the beginning of the novel: In he joined the select group of sixteen men that comprise El Colegio Nacional; and in he ran for governor of the state of Jalisco and won, serving at that post until Sin pecado original concebida 9 ,” it is evident that devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intense.

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Finally, Al filo del agua helped to initiate the current trend toward universality in the Spanish American novel, toward an “intellectualization” of it, and toward a heavy emphasis on style.

He is presented, at least to a small degree, as a man who thinks. Try as he might to agutin all temptations and impure thoughts, at times he is unsuccessful in avoiding them: El pretendido barroquismo de mi estilo es discu- tible e inaceptable como calificaci6n general. In Al filo del agua it is established immediately and totally in the “Acto Preparatorio,” whereas in Las tierras flacas it is established more gradually.


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

This is evident from the large number of dissertations completed in the last five or six years on Latin American subjects. He makes this clear when he speaks of the objectives he and his colleagues had in mind upon publishing Bandera de Provincias: Included in his bibliography are not only works of fiction but essays on politics and education, as well as works of literary criticism.

Much criticism has been done in general on religion and the Bible in literature, including works written in Spanish. Los dfas santos de la Cuaresma son desde luego puntos de referencia muy importantes.

Of course, Azorin is critical of this, since he adheres to the spirit of progress and reform which had not influenced Spain as it had much of yaz rest of Europe.

MEXICO 2033 Agustin Yanez 50th Anniv of “Al Filo del Agua” MNH

The fact that it is necessary for him to have a “conciencia tranquila” is very important. Palem6n insists avua it is not, that it is based on science and not witch- craft. An exception is an article by Martha Diaz de Le6n.

View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Lo cual es fal- so: Mexico might best be taken as an example of a Latin American country with a literary history and tradition all its own, because of the Mexican Revolution. This school was also a seminary, and Yafez was in this branch, that is, the boarding school branch.

At times it is not a true reflection of Catholic dogma, either because it is mixed with superstition, or due to lack of education; but an important factor in his life consists in the living and practicing of his religion.


The Mass receives greater emphasis in Al filo del agua, yadz its description and discussion is deemphasized in comparison with the extended, elaborate descriptions of the once-a-year Holy Week rituals, for example. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

La honda crisis pro- ducida no ha sido tanto en el mundo exterior del hombre. Yafez used to pass many contented hours organizing circus productions and puppet shows, editing imaginary newspapers, and creating and directing imaginary cities.

When he speaks gaez “la siempre Inmaculada y sin mancilla,” he is referring to the Church doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. In Al filo del agua Penance plays a more important role. Luis does the same: As Te6dulo used to say: This general idea of religion being a tradition rather than something spiritually beneficial is not uncommon in Latin America.

First of all, the reason there are no Masses can be traced directly to the attitude towards Mass of Epifanio Trujillo, the most powerful man of the region: Although a great many factors combine to drive Luis to insanity, it is the Good Friday service the Adoration of the Cross and the Mass of the Presanctified which serves as the catalyst to push him over the brink.

An attempt will always be made here to present the elements and views of the Church as fairly and accurately as possible. Aguztin the reader does not react unfavorably to this mistake of the people.