El murmullo de las abejas de Sofía Segovia: Ocio y pasión en la narrativa mexicana del norte

Translated title of the contribution: The murmur of bees by Sofía Segovia: Leisure and passion in the Mexican narrative of the North

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Abstract

In the context of northern Mexico, dominated by a discourse that praises work to alienation, The Murmur of Bees (2015) by Sofia Segovia joins the critique of modernity through a demand for leisure and passion. What I am arguing here is that Simonopio, protagonist of the novel, is a sign of leisure - not laziness - since he resorts to amazement, de-proletarization and the definition of an orientation of his world. I take this conceptual framework from Josef Pieper. At the same time, following the concepts of Jorge F. Aguirre Sala, it is a sign of a prudent passion insofar as his acts give an account of a recognition of passion as judgment, as a position of the subject in the world and a symbolic mediation to interpret. This study adds to the resignification, from the mexican narrative of the North, to the discourse of modern and industrial work.

Translated title of the contributionThe murmur of bees by Sofía Segovia: Leisure and passion in the Mexican narrative of the North
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)183-206
Number of pages24
JournalRevista de Humanidades
Volume1
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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