• Historia de varios padres

    Author(s):
    José Angel GARCÍA LANDA (see profile)
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    American Literature, English Literature, Narrative theory and Narratology, Philosophy of Religion
    Subject(s):
    Fathers and sons, Fathers, Fatherhood, Father figures, Bildungsromans, Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995, Novels, Canadian literature, Personality
    Item Type:
    Blog Post
    Tag(s):
    Robertson Davies, Personal development, Novels, Canadian literature, Retrospection, The Manticore, Personality, Fathers
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/cxca-5136
    Abstract:
    Spanish abstract: Un tema importante en 'Mantícora', la novela de Robertson Davies, es el de la búsqueda de la relación con el padre, por parte de protagonista, David Staunton, abogado alcohólico y solitario, agobiado por su familia rica y por verse desheredado. Pero padres puede haber más de uno, en la realidad o en la imaginación. Y, hay que preguntarse quienes son los varios padres imaginarios de cada cual, los elegidos y los no elegidos, porque contrariamente a lo que cree Staunton no parece que sea cuestión de elección, normalmente, sino más bien de inevitabilidad. Y si elegimos, el resultado de la elección era inevitable, siendo cada cual quien es en cada momento. _____________________________________________________________________________________ English abstract: An important subject in Robertson Davies's novel 'The Manticore' is the protagonist (David Staunton)'s search for a relationship with the father. Staunton is a solitary and alcoholic lawyer, oppressed by his wealthy family and by his being disinherited. But there can be more than one father, in reality or in imagination. And one must wonder who are one's various imaginary fathers—the chosen ones and those not chosen, because (pace Staunton) this does not seem to be primarily a matter of choice, but rather of inevitability. And if we did choose, the choice was inevitable, given the person we were at a given moment.
    Notes:
    First published in 'Vanity Fea' (Oct. 24, 2011)
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