Bienvenidos al blog Crónicas Aldeanas, creado por Félix Anesio, para la difusión de mi obra literaria y la de todos aquellos que deseen colaborar. Asimismo, servirá para la promoción de otras manifestaciones artísticas y culturales.

Tale of Two Villages, created by Felix Anesio, for the promotion of my literary works, as well as any other participants who wish to collaborate. Also, this blog will promote other artistic and cultural manifestations.

viernes, 30 de julio de 2010

Southern Picaresque: Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"


Perhaps the greastest novel in North American Literature, Twain's Huckleberry is a prime example of the burlesque, with a penchant towards the picaresque, in very much the same level as Don Quijote. Huck and Jim's adventures in the Mississippi River are incomparable, nostalgic, symbolic. Narrated in the southern vernacular, this book is a definite must-read. With verisimilitude, Twain has created a work of supreme endurance, one that undoubtedly merges romanticism and realism, encompassing southern ethics, refusal to reform, love, hate, filial obligations, slavery, fact and fiction. An example of Twain's multitalented art is his authentic and ingenuous way of conjuring real life phonetic speech: "Dah, now, Huck, what I tell you?--what I tell you up dah on Jackson islan'? I tole you I got a hairy breas;, en what's de sign un it; en I tole you I ben rich wunst, en gwinter to be rich agin; en it's come true; en heah she is! Dah, now! I doan' talk to me--signs is signs, mine I tell you; en I knowed jis' 's well 'at I 'uz gwinter be rich agin as I's a stannin' heah dis minute!" Recommended Reading.

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