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"Un inmenso canto a los sentimientos": La música y el idealismo mágico en El penúltimo sueño de Ángela Becerra

Wikström, Mimi LU (2015) SPAK01 20151
Spanish Studies
Abstract
This study examines magic idealism as well as the representation and function of
music in the novel El penúltimo sueño by the Colombian author Ángela Becerra. The
assumption is made that there is a connection between music and magic idealism in
the novel. In the analysis several recurring trends of magical idealism and music are
identified. Music is represented as a companion in times of joy and sorrow and as an
art that has the power to seduce its listeners. It is stated that the classical music
enhances the romantic atmosphere of the novel. The relation between magic idealism
and magical realism is addressed. Through fragments taken from the novel it is
shown that the magic that occurs is triggered by emotions of joy or sadness... (More)
This study examines magic idealism as well as the representation and function of
music in the novel El penúltimo sueño by the Colombian author Ángela Becerra. The
assumption is made that there is a connection between music and magic idealism in
the novel. In the analysis several recurring trends of magical idealism and music are
identified. Music is represented as a companion in times of joy and sorrow and as an
art that has the power to seduce its listeners. It is stated that the classical music
enhances the romantic atmosphere of the novel. The relation between magic idealism
and magical realism is addressed. Through fragments taken from the novel it is
shown that the magic that occurs is triggered by emotions of joy or sadness and it is
therefore stated that the definition of magic idealism as the magical effects of the
emotions is valid. Finally, it is stated that music can be affected by magic, that music
can create an emotional reaction which in turn creates magic and that both music and
magic are a means of expressing emotions. These aspects allow us to consider the
hypothesis as proven. (Less)
Abstract (Spanish)
El presente trabajo estudia el idealismo mágico y la representación y función de la
música en la novela El penúltimo sueño (2005) de la escritora colombiana Ángela
Becerra. Se parte de la hipótesis que hay una conexión entre la música y el idealismo
mágico en la novela. En el análisis se identifican algunas tendencias recurrentes del
idealismo mágico y de la música. La música es representada como una compañera en
momentos de alegría y tristeza, y como un arte con el poder de seducir a su oyente.
Se constata que la música clásica refuerza el ambiente romántico de la novela.
Además, se discute el vínculo que el idealismo mágico tiene con el realismo mágico.
A través de fragmentos tomados de la novela se puede demostrar que la magia... (More)
El presente trabajo estudia el idealismo mágico y la representación y función de la
música en la novela El penúltimo sueño (2005) de la escritora colombiana Ángela
Becerra. Se parte de la hipótesis que hay una conexión entre la música y el idealismo
mágico en la novela. En el análisis se identifican algunas tendencias recurrentes del
idealismo mágico y de la música. La música es representada como una compañera en
momentos de alegría y tristeza, y como un arte con el poder de seducir a su oyente.
Se constata que la música clásica refuerza el ambiente romántico de la novela.
Además, se discute el vínculo que el idealismo mágico tiene con el realismo mágico.
A través de fragmentos tomados de la novela se puede demostrar que la magia que
ocurre es provocada por emociones de alegría o de tristeza y por consiguiente se
considera que la definición del idealismo mágico como los efectos mágicos de los
sentimientos es válida. Finalmente, se afirma que la música puede verse afectada por
la magia, que la música puede crear una reacción emocional que a su vez crea magia
y que tanto la música como la magia son medios de expresión de sentimientos. Estos
aspectos nos permiten considerar la hipótesis como comprobada. (Less)
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Wikström, Mimi LU
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SPAK01 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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El penúltimo sueño, Ángela Becerra, idealismo mágico, realismo mágico, la música en la literatura
language
Spanish
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7359432
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2015-06-22 09:48:42
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  abstract     = {This study examines magic idealism as well as the representation and function of
music in the novel El penúltimo sueño by the Colombian author Ángela Becerra. The
assumption is made that there is a connection between music and magic idealism in
the novel. In the analysis several recurring trends of magical idealism and music are
identified. Music is represented as a companion in times of joy and sorrow and as an
art that has the power to seduce its listeners. It is stated that the classical music
enhances the romantic atmosphere of the novel. The relation between magic idealism
and magical realism is addressed. Through fragments taken from the novel it is
shown that the magic that occurs is triggered by emotions of joy or sadness and it is
therefore stated that the definition of magic idealism as the magical effects of the
emotions is valid. Finally, it is stated that music can be affected by magic, that music
can create an emotional reaction which in turn creates magic and that both music and
magic are a means of expressing emotions. These aspects allow us to consider the
hypothesis as proven.},
  author       = {Wikström, Mimi},
  keyword      = {El penúltimo sueño,Ángela Becerra,idealismo mágico,realismo mágico,la música en la literatura},
  language     = {spa},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Un inmenso canto a los sentimientos": La música y el idealismo mágico en El penúltimo sueño de Ángela Becerra},
  year         = {2015},
}