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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Y no es culpa tuya no haber podido escribir lo que yo perseguiidor soy capaz de tocar. It is involved in the very process of writing. Bruno cannot rise to Johnny’s challenge. Nevertheless, Bruno seems to allow the reader much closer to Johnny’s real self and the essence of his musical talent than, presumably, his biography does, because Bruno exposes Pegseguidor desperate drug abuse problems and philosophical obsessions Johnny’s “me” in addition to his music.

An artist of great talent must, at some point, make a choice. Johnny pursues a new definition and realm of possibility in art, and he pursues his friends as well; in his struggle to find cortazaf he is looking for with his prodigious music, he hunts and exposes his friends’ weaknesses. In explaining his childhood to Bruno, he equates both his parents’ fights over money specifically, over their home mortgage with the religion they imposed upon him as aspects of his childhood that he found unbearable.

Johnny is cortazzar from another bout of heavy drinking and drug use, he has once again lost his sax, and he is in a bad mood. If anything, he was protecting Johnny.

The Pursuer

Bruno does not follow any commonly accepted standard of dramatic unity or narrative structure and insists on using awkward verb structures.

Bebop bands were notable for their new style and distinct instrumentation, which they soon found worked better in small ensembles; they also were associated with a number of wider artistic and cultural movements, particularly after the big band era came to an end.


The author in this case does not impose an image or societal model upon its readership. A prodigious jazz saxophonist and one of the great talents of his time, Johnny Carter is the main subject of the story.

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. Later in his life, he married the Canadian writer Carol Dunlap. Delaunay is from Paris and seems to be a manager or producer of some kind, since he runs things in the studio but does not play an instrument. Regardless of Johnny’s insistence that Bruno remove the religious references from the biography, Bruno decides to leave the second and subsequent editions of the biography as is, without trying to revise it in accordance with Johnny’s criticisms of how he and his music have been represented.

This relates to the rhythmic innovations of his music and the fact that he is a “pursuer” or “hunter,” which Bruno sees as a desperate struggle to find a crack in the “door” and discover a new way of thinking about the world. Johnny thus mocks Bruno’s representation of his music as a religious phenomenon.

Bruno is overtly racist towards Johnny, calling him a “crazy chimp” and even a “savage,” yet he also admits that “what I’m thinking is on a lower level” than Johnny. One of the prodigious musicians of the twentieth century, Parker is often considered to have almost single-handedly created the style of bebop. Although Johnny often disappoints his friends and family, he is also a person who is almost universally revered and admired.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Ultimately, Bruno represents Johnny as a Christlike figure who suffers for the sins of mankind, and his own role as that of a preacher, whose task is to testify to the spiritually transcendent power of Johnny’s music.


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.

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Wallace is a writer and poet. Bruno feels that Marcel, like Art, fails to understand Johnny as well as he does.

The s was a decade of great turmoil in the French colonial world, as well as a decade of major political changes in the Hispanic world. Her death is quite a blow to Johnny, who later says about his music: Johnny Carter’s character is in many ways meant to refer to the alto saxophonist Perseguidro Parker.

Jazz appears in ‘El Perseguidor’ both as one of its main themes and as the basis for sl writing.

Johnny’s youngest daughter with Lan, Bee dies of pneumonia in Chicago. Bruno struggles to express the essence of what makes Johnny and his music so awe-inspiring. And such process takes place in a collective dialogue, while maintaining and ensuring the originality of each individual. University of Chicago Press, For example, one of his chief interests is in the relationship between the critic and the artist; critics like Bruno must pursue and clarify the truth or the nature of the artist so that the art itself can be comprehended.

In cortazae writing the rhythm transmits a tension within the text that places the reader cortaar of his daily environment.