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This description, perseguido the phrase “infinite construction,” is an excellent paraphrase of the new aesthetic ideas of the s. His analysis of jazz music, originally published in French inis most famous for the light it sheds on Charlie Parker. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

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In he took a post teaching French literature at the University of Cuyo in Mendoza. Johnny thus mocks Bruno’s representation of his music as a religious phenomenon.

Perhaps this is one reason Johnny continually loses his saxophone; he desires to be taken not simply for his music but for himself. As Bruno admits, “we’re a bunch of egotists; under the pretext of watching out for Johnny what we’re doing is protecting our idea of him. In addition to references to Johnny as an perseguidkr or devil, Bruno regards g as a kind of god. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Bruno perseguivor rise to Johnny’s challenge.

While Bruno describes Johnny’s music in religious terms, Johnny describes his own relationship to organized religion as contentious. The fact that Johnny loses his saxophone on the Metro, where he can fit fifteen minutes of life into a two minute journey, supports this claim and suggests that Johnny’s genius does not consist of the music itself, but what the music enables him to uncover about philosophy and art.

Start reading Julio Cortazar, el perseguidor de la libertad on your Kindle in under a minute. But “The Pursuer” uses a fictional medium to persguidor the famous jazz musician, and Johnny is presented as a fictional character, so in this sense the story is not strictly biographical fiction, but fiction inspired by real persons and events.

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Their problem is that Johnny is still a living man, still capable of defying everything they think, or have written, about him. Bruno’s entire career is, in a sense, based on “pursuing” Johnny and Johnny’s musical talent.

In fact, many of his obsessive rants relate to some of the most pressing philosophical issues of the post— World War II era, particularly in the area of metaphysics, the branch of philosophy that deals with the “nature of reality.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. His depiction of the tensions between the critic corfazar the artist, the theme of pursuit in art and life, and newly emerging philosophies of time and space, have earned “The Pursuer” a place among the classic texts of post-World-War-II literature. Johnny says he liked it but there are things missing. But Johnny is also a unique genius whose understanding of life and psychological problems are inextricably connected to his philosophical and artistic insights.

In his writing the rhythm transmits a tension within the text that places the reader outside of his daily environment. The reader becomes the primary witness of how improvisation has the potential to transgress ‘logic’ and open a different conception of reality. Late in jlio story, Bruno describes Johnny’s role among his friends and listeners as that of a religious martyr, who provides a spiritual cleansing of the world by suffering for the sins of mankind.

These goals include the essence of the prodigious artist, the artistic object itself, the truth or reality through the “door” that Johnny continually mentions, the “prestige” Bruno covets, or simply the story itself.

Mirrors give faithful reflections. See all free Kindle reading apps. Cotazar Bruno is able to help him communicate, to a point, translating Johnny’s almost incomprehensible assertion that “I’m playing that tomorrow” into clear, even lyrical, critical language: Central to ‘El Perseguidor’ is the episode in which Johnny records Amorous. Without knowing it, and not like he was making great speeches from the gallows or writing books denouncing the evils of mankind or playing the piano with the air of someone washing away the sins of the world.

As Johnny tells Bruno, “what you forgot to put in is me. Johnny pursues a new definition and realm of possibility in art, and he pursues his friends as well; in his struggle to find what he is looking for with his prodigious music, he hunts and exposes his friends’ weaknesses. By then I was fully aware of the dangerous perfection of the storyteller who reaches a certain level of achievement and stays on that same level forever, without moving on, I was a bit sick and tired of seeing how well my stories turned out.

He continued to read foreign literature and published a book of sonnets entitled Presencia Presence inunder ckrtazar pen name Julio Denis. Bruno’s narrative is an attempt to make up for the element that was “missing” from his published biography of Johnny.

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So he turns to Bruno, whose art is working with words, for help. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article.

Considering his decision not to include Johnny’s psychological and physical abnormalities and illnesses in the biography, Bruno asks him again about the book and Johnny responds, “what you forgot to put in is me. Improvisation allows the musician to enter into a face-to-face dialogue with other t, demonstrating their own abilities and creative skills. Even Johnny Carter’s initials—J.


Delaunay is from Paris and seems to be a manager or producer of some kind, since he runs things in the studio but does not play an peerseguidor. Bernard, whom Johnny calls a “sad-assed idiot,” is the physician taking care of Johnny in Paris. While modernist writings tend to stress the unity of the work of art and frequently employ allegorical representation, postmodernist xortazar often call into question the very possibility of representation and highlight metaphysical problems, or problems that relate to the “nature of reality.

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His biography focused on Johnny’s music, he tells himself, and not on the failings of the man himself, his lunacy, his addictions, his promiscuity, his ridiculousness. The most pronounced of Johnny’s obsessions is time, which confounds him because he sees that it is not a linear or collective phenomenon. Jazz appears in ‘El Perseguidor’ both as one of its main themes and as the basis for its writing.

He describes Johnny as “this angel who’s like my brother, this brother who’s like my angel. Davis was, together with Parker, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the bebop era. Paris and other major European cities were the origin of many of these ideas, but writers from all over the Hispanic world participated in them.

Like Tica, Nica separated from her rich husband because of “dope and other, similar, reasons,” and moved to New York and then Paris in pursuit of the bebop scene.

The Birth of Bebop: Log In Sign Up. After all, if he were to die in the street, “Johnny would die carrying with him what he doesn’t want to tell me tonight. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Johnny’s suspicions and strife may be lost on his fictional critic, but, in the end, his struggle infects the actual writer who created both musician and critic.

In he made his first recordings, in he joined Billy Eckstine ‘s band, and by he had changed jazz music forever.