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El perseguidor: Julio Cortázar: The main character of “El perseguidor” (“The Pursuer”), one of the stories in Las armas secretas, embodies many of the traits of . In , the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar published a short story entitled “El Perseguidor” (“The Pursuer”) that vividly brought to life the bebop scene of s . Julio Cortázar: El perseguidor. El perseguidor. Falsa biografía del músico de Jazz Charlie Parker, representado por el personaje de Jonnhy.

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Bruno later suggests, however, that the theme of pursuit is more complex than this. Siglo Veintiuno Editores, One of the most disorienting examples of this practice is the fact that Miles Davis, the famous jazz trumpeter who played with Parker, is a character mentioned in the story.

He describes Johnny as “this angel who’s like my brother, this brother who’s like my angel. rl

And as the story progresses, Bruno’s motives for helping Johnny express himself begin to appear more complicated. Perseguldor jazz Johnny is able to create a reality where he is found in dialogue with other musicians. He is every reader who ever depended on a writer to express for him the one thing he has never known how to put into words, the only thing he has ever really wanted to say, the only thing that means anything.

It is vital to recognize the distinction between the literal Spanish version of the verb usage in “The Pursuer” and the version presented by the translator. Persguidor, Bruno seems to understand more about Johnny’s real self than anyone else, which is perhaps why Johnny considers him such a great friend. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

Some critical analyses of “The Pursuer” have tended to focus on its portrayal of Charlie Parker and bebop music, as well as its theme of the relationship between the artist and the critic.


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. Mirrors give faithful reflections.

The Pursuer

Two or three days later, Bruno visits Tica, or “the marquesa,” a rich friend and sometime lover of Johnny, to find out if she persseguidor been giving him heroin, or “junk. However, as the story goes on, Johnny complains to Bruno that he does not understand his music: If improvisation is to be used as writing technique, the literary work must enclose a dialogue of equals between author and reader.

Brent holds a Ph. These insights, expressed in Johnny’s monologues to Bruno and his other friends, tend to have much in common with some of the new philosophical theories of the s. Wallace is a writer and poet. Johnny is repeatedly described by Bruno as a sort of angel or a god.

Late in the story, Bruno describes Johnny’s role among e friends and listeners as that of a religious martyr, who provides a spiritual cleansing of the world by suffering for the sins of mankind.

As the title of the story suggests, he is interested in the idea of a “pursuer,” which could refer to any number of characters, seeking a variety of goals.

Bruno’s attitude of religious faith in his deification wl Johnny is echoed in the first scene of perseugidor story, when Bruno comes to visit Johnny, who describes him as “faithful old buddy Bruno.

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After Johnny’s death, he slaps together a quick obituary in time for the second printing corgazar his false biography, further cementing Johnny in the jazz pantheon in which Bruno insists he belongs, and further obscuring the real man and his tortuous, failed search.

El primero, el dos, el tres, el veintiuno. Johnny is emaciated, or extremely thin from illness, but his temperature is normal, and he talks to Bruno about his visions of fields with urns that contain the ashes of dead people, as well as his conviction that the doctors and scientists that are so sure of themselves do not understand the world at all.


Central to ‘El Perseguidor’ is the episode in which Johnny records Amorous. It is a tension pereeguidor Johnny uses to torment him, even in this early conversation.

The most famous of the early bebop bands were those of Billy Eckstine and Dizzy Gillespieand their popularity was in no small part due to the fact that they had hired an alto saxophonist from Kansas named Charlie Parker.

And very often, like Johnny, these artists are tortured by their lack of success or severely misunderstood by other people. Johnny’s youngest persgeuidor with Lan, Bee dies of pneumonia in Chicago. The twenty-year-old beauty that goes back to New York with Johnny at the end of fortazar story, Baby is one of Johnny’s admirers.

Pepe is the musician who talks with Art and Delaunay about Lester Youngthe alto saxophonist that was Charlie Parker’s hero when he was growing up, in the hotel after Johnny learns that his daughter died.

Art is a musician, perhaps a bassist, and a friend of Johnny. According to this metaphor, Bruno’s biography of Johnny may be regarded as a biblical text, describing the religious message he derives from Johnny’s music. She became quite famous, or infamous, after Parker died in her New York luxury apartment from complications due to drug and alcohol abuse. Bruno describes Johnny’s “supreme indifference” to the wellbeing of those around him, stating, “Johnny doesn’t give a good [g——d——] if everything goes to hell.