(PDF/EBOOK) [El gaucho Martín Fierro]

Ow is long and short is mirthAnd when I am gone none will grieve for meAnd none care where I lieAlsoThe desert for me is a bed of flowersWhen I have my libertyWith a knife a lasso and a horseherever I will I set my courseAnd the trackless plain on the darkest nightIs an open trail for meThe gaucho s life in the nineteenth century was characterized by seemingly ndless wars First there was civil war between the federales and unitarios which Domingo Sarmiento described so well in his book Facundo then there was the Conuista del Desierto during which Martin Fierro is set with its The Spiral Dance endless conflicts with the Indians of the Pampas leading ultimately to theirxtinction and finally there was the dreadful War of the Triple Alliance in which Argentina Brazil and Uruguay were arrayed against Paraguay The slaughter in the last contest was the worst that South America had The Erotic Mind ever seen and the majority of the population of Paraguay lost their lives It was the gauchos who formed the Argentinian cavalry They were hunted down by press gangs forced to fight and saw their pay and food go into the pockets and maws of their corrupt officersIt is unusual for an American to see a deserter like Martin Fierro as a hero There are few deserter heroes in North American literature That Fierro is seen as a hero is a commentary on how Argentinians view their history After they won their independence with Bolivar and San Martin they settled into anra of seemingly Dancing at Midnight (The Splendid Trilogy, endless conflictsIf you like me are interested in how an Argentinian views his history you will understand the popularity of Hern ndez s poeticpic Many families south of the Rio Plate have this book lovingly bound in horse hide next to their family Bible This It Hurts When I Poop! a Story for Children Who Are Scared to Use the Potty epic poem from 1872 narrated by an outlaw gaucho is central to the canon in Argentina it was historically popular with ordinary peoplespecially in rural communities where it meshed with the oral tradition and it is also taught in schools and universities but it seems relatively little known in the English speaking world Despite browsing plenty of lists and articles about Latin American classics I had never heard of The Gaucho Mart n Fierro until Goodreads friends reviewed The Adventures of China Iron a feminist riff on Fierro that was translated into English last year I was planning to read Fierro anyway this year to fit a classic western category in a reading challenge Now China Iron has been listed for the International Booker and it makes sense to read the poem before the novelThe first translation I looked at thanks to Paul for the link was a version of a 1967 SUNY Press translation by Catherine Ward revised by her daughter and hosted on her website I have to say I prefer this 1974 translation also from SUNY by Frank G Carrino Alberto J Carlos and Norman Mangouni its demotic relaxed and somewhat slangy tone reflects descriptions of the Spanish original and fits its characters better than the formal and literary Wards version It s also a faster and inviting read However the 1974 translation is only of Part 1 of Mart n Fierro whereas the Wards including the published 1967 translation also has Part 2 the Here With Me (Together eually popular seuel from 1879 Incidentally the two introductions whilst otherwise bolsteringach other disagree markedly as to whether intellectuals had any interest in Fierro before 1913 the reviews and Double Deception (Code Name: Danger examples cited by Carrinot al to argue that they did sound convincing though of course I haven t checked the references Mart n Fierro is a lament for a disappearing way of life as well as a picaresue story of hardship Gaucho in the poem usually means a cowboy of the Argentinian pampas who although he may work for a ranch stanter a boss has a considerable amount of autonomy in his work compared with many other working class men of his day As with North American cowboys in fiction and film the gauchos value independence self reliance life in the open air and a violent code of honour Gauchos was also the name for rural working class settler communities in certain areas around the pampas including River Plate The gauchos became a oppressed class around the time of the Argentine Civil War and many were forced off the land in a process that sounds reminiscent of the Highland Clearances in Scotland The men were usually press ganged into the army and made to labour with promises of pay that rarely arrived or to fight Indians sometimes using poorer uality weapons and horses than the indigenous people had acuired themselves Much of Fierro s story is about xperiences like these in the army along with bullying torture hunger and the incompetence of gringo comrades in this case meaning newly arrived European settlers with a poor command of Spanish and he reminisces about the good old days herding on the pampas an idealised life of freedom until Grave Tattoo eventually he deserts Gauchos without a boss were by this time liable to be arrested for vagrancyven if they were not army deserters Fierro kills men including policemen in a couple of knife fights Knives were the weapon of choice for gaucho fights guns considered less honourable Late in the poem he acuires a companion Cruz who deserts from the police Due to an acute shortage of police former criminals were sometimes conscripted to become polic. Está Georgia and the Tycoon escrito con unstilo peculiar ue imita l habla de los gauchos de la época Ese realismo

Oh I loved this book or long poem The first few stanzas were beautiful I loved the historical understanding I gained of how hard life was for the gauchos and how unjust the system was in Argentina I also loved the way he was refusing to wallow in poor me attitudes which would have been perfectly understandable I highly recommend this book to learn about the history of Argentina and njoy the beautiful writing This is a poem of protest written in the later 1800 s as the voice of the poor and common people against the rich and the Argentinian government The gaucho was a rancher who traveled with his herd cows or horses and lived by his own code In the poem Martin is conscripted into military service because he is arrested at a party and as a result loses his home his wife and children and his herd I found the poem A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries easy to read and the translation I had conveyed a lot ofmotion It does call to mind many populations who have been oppressed and overlooked throughout time and cultures Food a piece of tender beef jerky flavorful and sustaining The reuired chewing isn t too much and while simple it s a decent snack that sticks with you I read the whole book aloud to Lakeside Redemption enjoy it Kindledition for Android Motorola RazrLe In Pursuit of a Princess el libro completon voz alta para gozarlo mejor Tiraje Kindle para Android Motorola Raz This book is not for me I knew that from the moment I learned I had to read it for school It is one of the most important pieces of Argentine literature so I guess I m glad I read it I appreciate how the author managed to represent a part of the population of the country that was mostly ignored and used to fight wars that weren t theirs Everything about the book ven the way words were intentionally misspelled painted a clear image of the culture lives and thoughts of the Argentinian gauchos in that time That being said most of the words used were slang which was hard to understand and the fact that it was written in verse like a payada didn t really help ither So basically as a teenager in the twenty first century I did not njoy reading it but I am aware of the value it has as a means of giving a voice to those who didn t have one A very good pic poem about the life of a downtrodden Gaucho This particular moving in places where he speaks of loss The friendship between Fierro and Cruz is a highlight Lovely short verse story I wan t Dark Awakening expecting to like this but it reminded me of a blues song The story of two gauchos and their struggles against the cruelties of anmerging society which uses them and abuses them In translation only some of the verses work and I wish I could attempt it in Spanish to get the full flavour of the poetry However some of the descriptions I found very appealing particularly the beginning of a gaucho s day I certainly sympathised with Martin and was wishing for a good outcome It definitely felt like the right medium for a gaucho to Hawks Way (Hawks Way express himself Great little find This book is written as anpic poem which aims at Family Men explaining the gaucho s a segregated social grouping throughout Argentinian history life and daily struggles It is divided into two parts part one was written in 1872 7 years before the second part The first part describes the struggles of a gaucho named Mart n Fierro and how he had to be resilient and persistent against the daily challenges he had to face as a member of this marginalized social group These challenges include losing his family losing his land and having to work for the military as a soldier to defend the civilized region of Argentina against the constant native American raids and attacks a service for which he was promised a reward but never received a cent for risking his life Part two focuses on his return to civilization after having left it at thend of the first part when he headed out into the wild regions of Argentina where different native American tribes ruled and lived He has to get back to civilization and deal with all the conseuences his Creative Participation exile into the wilderness had caused The author Jos Hern ndez aims notxclusively at criticizing Argentina s governing system and social segregations in Argentina but also tries to bring attention to the struggles this social group to try and make it so that all of Argentina can improve My father was raised in Buenos Aires This was he told me numerous times his favorite piece of literature from back home I claim no ability to remain objective once I m finished reading it I do however find it a little upsetting the the work that Sabina Spielrein essentiallystablished modern Argentinean literature written 135 years ago has only 4 reviews among 20 million Goodreads users We have Melville s white whale Hawthorne s scarlet letter and Whitman s barbaric yawp but what literary model does the Argentinian have to look back to While there are others few of whom have been translated into English the one usually named is Jos Hern ndez s The Gaucho Martin Fierro a work that the Argentinians revereProbably the closest thing to Martin Fierro in the US is cowboy poetry There is the same reliance on Cognitive Radio Networks easy rhymes verging at times on doggerel and there is the same sad sense of fatalityAnd this is my pride to live as freeAs the bird that cleaves the sky I build no nest on this carewornarthWhere sorr. Martín Fierro Personnel Management in Government es un personaje heroico Reflejo de unntorno ndémico ligado a Argentina El texto.

Emen Its moods are reminiscent of blues in Fierro s lament for his hard living conditions and the loss of his wife and family and also hip hop he brags about his toughness at intervals throughout the poem and later about his skill in fights These similarities come through in this collouial translation not so much in the WardJos Hern ndez was the son of a cattle dealer from a respected Buenos Aires family the civil war broke out when he was in his late teens He spent much of his life alongside gauchos on the pampas and as a soldier and then as a campaigning journalist arguing for the interests of the rural poor at a time of urbanrural division Unlike many 19th century European and North American novels about impoverished characters Mart n Fierro has no truck with ideas of the respectable versus disreputable poor and does not moralise about its subject any than he would himself the man is a victim of injustice brave and resilient a deserter a murderer who lives only by the code of his own subculture Is he a hero an anti hero Probably both His words often seem simple albeit with some singular metaphors grounded in his nvironment but take a step back and he s a very modern kind of protagonist and a convincing voice and type The poem is about the hardships of gauchos so it contains less than some contemporary readers would like about indigenous people As a gaucho working ranches and then in the army Fierro fights Indians he was a footsoldier in the colonial process of driving native peoples into The Time It Never Rained ever smaller patches of their country They only reallyxist for him as The Child of the Soul and Other Stories enemies to be fought and their fighting prowess is described with hints of the magical Towards thend of the poem the two deserters decide to go and live with the Indians These may not be the same bands or tribes they have previously fought it s unclear but the gauchos seem to feel that they can just stop fighting Indians and go and join them any time they like and they will be accepted Readers who ve studied these conflicts in depth will know to what xtent this was actually true but superficially it seems like it relates to the North American trope of the wise peaceable Indian as well as being damn cheekyWhilst plenty of modern Argentine literature has become known in English from Borges onwards The Gaucho Mart n Fierro is an insight into a classic hovering in the background of Argentinian authors reading an influence not often discussed in English at least in venues like Goodreads an blogs and into a voice from a subculture of which Europeans specially may only have the slightest awareness A day after reading it is the modernity of the characterisation and the author s refusal to judge which seem most innovative and striking However the lack of judgement can also be provocative Connections with The Adventures of China IronIt s clear why a feminist author would produce a response to Mart n Fierro as this national pic doesn t have much good to say about women other than missing them and sometimes finding them a comfort When women are mentioned it s usually sexist in tone and the women are peripheral and nameless It s a poem of a wandering fighting man like a humbler counterpart of the OdysseyDetails in Mart n Fierro didn t seem to match up xactly with the first few pages of China Iron though a the new novel is reportedly indebted to its translators unpublished translation of Fierro and b this is only part 1 of Fierro that I ve read here there may be correspondences in part 2 Fierro kills a black man in a bar fight after goading him and his wife with The Soviet Union entirely unprovoked insults including racism This couple are supposed to be China Iron s foster parents and Fierro won her from them in a card game There is no mention of anything like this in the poem no card game during this scene no girl attached to them Though China says Fierro is a liar which is presumably the licence for differences between the stories Secondly China Iron says she is 14 at the start of the book and already has two babies There is nothing here to suggest that Fierro s wife was this young In this translation at least and it may of course be a matter of translation she is always called a woman not a girl I have currently no idea whether marriage at such a young age was typical in these gaucho communities of the 19th century or if it is instead meant to signal how debauched Fierro was him being a symbol of pernicious Argentine machismo or what China says that when she went on the road she left the babies with an old couple who d look after them well Fierro in the poem says My poor little boyson top of all their sufferingwere hired out as peons but how could anybodyxpect them to workThey were still like young pigeonsthat hadn t leathered outThis sounds like they were a few years older maybe 5ish if it was anything like the way small children were put to work in Victorian textile mills or at bird scaring and other simple tasks in European agriculture and this happened soon Gods and Heroes enough that he was aware of their fate not years after he had been made to join the army It s briefly mentioned in Gravity s Rainbow but few people are reading it in English it seems from GoodreadsRead reviewed February 2020Review of Part 2 in the revised Ward translation. E fondo contrastan cambio con la versificación xaltada y la rima ue l autor impone a su libro.

(PDF/EBOOK) El gaucho Martín Fierro

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José Hernández born José Rafael Hernández y Pueyrredón November 10 1834 – October 21 1886 was an Argentine journalist poet and politician best known as the author of the epic poem Martín Fierro Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameHernández whose ancestry was a mix of Spanish Irish and French was born on a farm near San Martín Buenos A

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