Rubén Jarazo

Comenzó a escribir en Mundoclasico.com el lunes, 19 de junio de 2006. En estos 12 años ha escrito 4 artículos.

  • Estudios literarios

    Jazz and the Beat Generation

    I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday.Jack Kerouac1 Jazz is a changing art form; and thus, throughout its history, it has been made to fulfill the larger social purposes of many different and varied masters. For Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, perhaps the two best-known authors of the Beat Generation, it became the musical accompaniment to and embodiment of their lifestyle during the late 1940's and early 1950's; it even became the model which they emulated in writing their most famous works, On the Road and Howl. Both Kerouac and Ginsberg, writing within the different idioms of prose fiction and poetry, were largely influenced in their development by established literary figures. Ginsberg had been writing short-line, rhythmic poetry in the style of William Carlos Williams; Kerouac had modeled himself, stylistically and thematically, after the American novelist Thomas Wolfe. Both, however, felt that their expression was impeded
    14/07/2006
  • Estudios literarios

    Formal Structure and Music Theory in 'The Bluest Eye'

    As Trudier Harris has pointed out, Morrison’s use of suppressed popular communicative forms – visual, oral, musical, and more – is an integral part of her uncovering “discredited” knowledge (Morrison’s deployment of the folk traditional-bearers and the transmission of popular memory, by Trudier Harris). What is more, Morrison has stated that her narrative “effort is to be like something that has probably only been fully expressed perhaps in music...” (Interview 408) and The Bluest Eye is the genesis of her effort “to do what the music did for blacks, what we used to be able to do with each other in private and in that civilization that existed underneath the white civilization” (Morrison, “Language” 371). In fact, in referring to the ‘St. Louis Blues’ in The Bluest Eye, the song Claudia’s mother used to sing during her childhood, Morrison has chosen a blues that registers all of the central concerns of the story. Both the song and the novel exhibits a physical progression from an initi
    30/06/2006
  • Estudios literarios

    La musicalidad en la obra del poeta James Weldon Johnson

    Como la mayoría de los poetas afro-americanos han tratado siempre de reflejar en su obra los rasgos más representativos de una cultura minorizada y oprimida por la sociedad norteamericana (WASP), no dudaron en crear parte de su composición poética mediante una técnica en la que introducían aspectos tanto temáticos como formales del folclore más representativo de sus ancestros para así, utilizar la poesía como una actividad participativa o un medio de expresión activo frente a las injusticias sufridas por el pueblo afro-americano, mediante la creación de un marco tradicional en el que priman los valores de la musicalidad y la improvisación. No podemos olvidar por otro lado que, críticos de la talla de Sterling Brown, que han dedicado toda su vida a las ilimitadas posibilidades de la tradición folk, probaron que la tradición musical africana y su derivado afro-americano conservaban rasgos de la originalidad expresiva de la música y la literatura más representativa de su raza. Por el cont
    19/06/2006
  • Estudios literarios

    James Weldon Johnson. The Black Bard

    As African American poets have always tried to reflect in their writings the typical concerns of their culture in the context of a larger American civilization, they created part of their poetical compositions by recalling the folkloric values of their ancestors. In fact, they conceptualised poetry as a participatory activity, an active mean of expression by creating an aesthetic tradition shaped with communal values, the primacy of musicality and stylish improvisation. As a matter of fact, critics such as Sterling Brown, who explored the unlimited possibilities of the folk tradition, found out that black songs and tales may well represent the originality and complexity of the black race and its literature whereas, the nineteenth century white culture was still basing their traditional music on feigned stereotypes and bald sentimentalism. Consequently, the progress of the African American poetic tradition paralleled the development of an important musical practice that covered every s
    19/06/2006