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.

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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Passion
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Conceptual Framework
Alienation
Mexico
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In: Revista de Humanidades, Vol. 1, No. 39, 01.06.2019, p. 183-206.

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