The Galician writer creates his own genre (el esperpento) trough both a series of characterization adaptacion, Valle-Inclan, cine, teatro, Las Galas del Difunto. Friolera’s Horns), Las galas del difunto () (The Deadman’s Finery), La hija del capitán () (The Captain’s Daughter) and in his novels Tirano Banderas. In the pages to follow, I wish to show that the esperpento Ias gala.s del d!funto ( ) consists of shiillful deformatlons of the Orestes myths, as styllzed in speciflc .

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Tnrrilla’s DonJuanTenorto, several tlmes humor- ously mentioned ln the play, offers Juanito Ventolera a negative model for his own ultraterrestrial cupidlty. Zahareas, Rodolfo Cardona, SumnerGreenfield. Artemis, relenting, spirited her away to Tauds the Crimeabut everyone beheved her dead. The style is marked by bitter irony. The classical heroes reflected in concave mirrors give rise to the esperpento.

Remember me on this computer. Other- wlse he would deem tt a valueless rttual for an enonnous offense fltnes The second scene shows Tia CoruJa’s unsuccessful attempt law take La Daifa’s letter to her father at his pharmacy, because he has gone to town hall to try to dodge hls legal duty to lodge a veteran, Ventolera lO7l.

The latter esperpento appears to be yet another inversion of the Orestes tragedles. None of her arguments can sway htm to spare her. The proof, with rlgorous com- parlsons between Greek and Spantsh texts, deserves a separate study elsewhere. It systematically deforms reality, emphasizing its grotesque and absurd traits, while at the same time degrading consecrated literary values. Ee, Don Juan became the final such figure to be paraded before the esperpento’s distorting mirror: Yeteach sender does receive aid ln departing her distasteful ambtance, wlthout any guarantee, however, of bettertng her style of llving.


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However strong her flllal love, greed seems to prevail. Instead of flltertng through the wall hke Don Gonzalo de Ulloa, Juanito Ventolera shatters the crystal of the dramatlc illusion by crashlng in to the room through the glass ,as ln as forced an entry as Orestes’ to slay Clytemnestra.

However, ln her Spanlsh ln verslon, that vlrgln detty has degenerated lnto Mother Celestina, embodl- ment of greed and venallty. Deformation stops being such when it is subjected to perfect math. When she laments the death of her beloved, Orestes promises her a quick reunion with him.

Esperpento comes with a semitransparent moral lessonfilled with criticism and gxlas. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

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Even the most beautiful images, repeated in a concave mirror, become absurd. And these deformed beings are the heroes called to represent a classic fable esperpentl is not deformed.


Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The converslon process, rather than the final text ltsell constltutes Lheesperpento. Likewlse, Ventolera refuses to accompany hls friends, the other soldters, until he hears the command of the dead man.

If she acqulred from Ventolera the wherewithal to travel to Lisbon, tt is by no means certaln that she would lmprove her lot. Ventolera conflrms as much by pun- ning on the first-class three-plece suit he craves: Assuming, then, thaf Ventolera haJenough cash to ‘redeem’La Daifa, will she truly better her exlstence, as she desired out loud in scene 1?

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: But a mere pardy dilfers from the elaborate, full-scale deformation of an ancient classical hero.


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Help Center Find new research papers in: Yet they are also tndispensable ln the mature traglc farces, or esperpentos. The degradation present in esperpento affects both environments and characters.

Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis through interlibrary loan. T even down to the lowest D”if;;;: The Tragicomic Don Juan: Leading themes include death, the grotesque, and the reduction of human beings to objects reification.

Sevillano, Elena 28 February The answer appears in her letter to her father, which Ventolera reads for everyone to hear. Off-campus UMass Amherst users: In the pages to follow, I wish to show that the esperpento Ias gala. The ones who play the tragedy are minute and bow-legged. Their father King Agamemnon, to avenge the rape of his sister-in-law Helen, needed to launch hls fleet from the port of Aulis for Tfoy.

Iphlgenia and La Dalfa undergo a hardentng of character, reflecting the influence of an unhealthy amblance’ A crltique of human sacriflce for lts barbarity seems to generate Euripides; Iphlgenta fn? The systematic deformation of reality plays a key role, often calling on the appearance of caricatures.

The Galician writer creates his own genre el esperpento trough both a series of characterization devices, a master use of language, and action structures; but also writing from a very particular perspective looking for aesthetic distance and mixing other existent genres.

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