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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — En la ardiente oscuridad by Antonio Buero Vallejo. En la ardiente oscuridad by Antonio Buero Vallejo ,. Carlos Gorostiza Foreword by. In the author's own words his play "aims to set down within a realistic framework, so necessary to the theatre, a nucleus of problems and passions involving man in general, and not blind people in particular.
Accordingly, the play must In the author's own words his play "aims to set down within a realistic framework, so necessary to the theatre, a nucleus of problems and passions involving man in general, and not blind people in particular. Accordingly, the play must be understood as a sketch of the tragedy of man and his destiny, a problem which again is acquiring legitimacy and urgency, outstepping from the serious Spanish theatre studies into the surrounding reality.
Two aspects are set down as intentionally dominant within the plan of Buero Vallejo's work. One is the social relationship, a mixture of free and forced situations, which arestablished between a strong individuality whose reasoning and frustration conflict with the reasoning and passion of the community.
The other involves the tension of the visionary, the yearning for "light" and the belief in it which occasionally distinguishes the people of genuine religious feelings facing the material interests of the majority. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published July 10th by Stockcero first published January 2nd More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about En la ardiente oscuridad , please sign up.
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Dec 31, When Funmi Met Romance rated it it was amazing Shelves: best-banter-wit-conversation , spanish , tears-tears-tears , struggle , setting-spain , setting-europe , purest-love , ptsd-suffering-scarred-heroes , play , must-reads-classics. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. We had to read this piece of literature in my advanced Spanish class. It was daunting to say the least.
However, despite my limitation with Spanish being a second language in progress, the meaning behind the story was not lost. This piece of drama is really amazing. It poses questions such as: What is the difference between being alive and actually living? Does one need vision to have true sight? Is Love sometimes a dark place, despite the rose tinted view point it i I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Is Love sometimes a dark place, despite the rose tinted view point it is placed in?
I recommend this piece of literature to spanish speakers and people learning, such as I! I've read a translated version and it, in my honest opinion, failed to maintain the tone of the literature.
Nevertheless, this short dramatic work will not fail to leave you unmoved. Feb 08, Manuel Alfonseca rated it liked it. Oct 17, Periko rated it really liked it. Jul 07, Inma Paz rated it liked it. This play by Spanish author Antonio Buero Vallejo was assigned in the Spanish conversation class I audited last semester and, to attempt to stay in my Professors good graces despite being an auditing graduate student , I actually kept up with the readings.
It wasn't an easy read for me. My language ability is decent, but there is enough Spanish slang and enough unfamiliar vocabulary to send me flipping back to the back pages to study the notes every few lines. Importantly, Vallejo was imprisoned This play by Spanish author Antonio Buero Vallejo was assigned in the Spanish conversation class I audited last semester and, to attempt to stay in my Professors good graces despite being an auditing graduate student , I actually kept up with the readings.
Importantly, Vallejo was imprisoned in Spain under the rule of dictator Francisco Franco. This play was produced shortly after his release and is an interesting historical example for what it represents about this period in Spanish history and what Vallejo was able to sneak by the censors as he continued the artistic subversion that had already landed him in jail once.
The plot of the play centers on a school for the blind other geographic information is pointedly absent. The students at the center, older youths, are a pleasant bunch: Carlos, Elisa, Juana, and a half dozen others. All are friendly and the atmosphere of the center is upbeat until the arrival of Ignacio, the play's dark protagonist. Ignacio, unlike the other students, is not content to accept his blindness and he mocks the other students for their happy complacency.
His presence upsets the balance of the Centro and rocks those in it so profoundly that the fact that these characters are slipping inevitably towards some gross or tragic resolution becomes obvious early on. It's a great play. Tense, engaging, uncomfortable at times, and with great dramatic timing and flow. No puedo conformarme. No debemos conformarnos. Responde a la Amistad con la maldad. Ahora bien, des de mi punto de vista no es una obra maestra del autor a pesar de que ha sido varias veces idolatrada.
El resto de la obra, aun que el tema es acertado, se me presenta flojo, cursi e incluso forzado. And although Ignacio had a rather depressing life and some would call him a pessimist, his points proved him only to be realistic.
The symbolism is also amazing, as long as you know what you're looking for ;] es una bella obra. This book is basically about the meaning of life. What do we live for?
Why are we here? What makes us happy? When is life not worth living anymore? By using the blindness metaphore Buero Vallejo asks himself what makes us human, what despair is, who we are, but doesn't answer these questions so easily. We readers are abandoned with such questions, not an easy task indeed. Nov 29, Natalia Requejo rated it it was amazing. Jun 13, Neal rated it liked it Recommends it for: not really. It was sort of boring. I didn't really read the whole thing. I'm not usually into plays, but this one is great.
THE reading experience which pushed me over the edge finally deciding to be an English major. Obra eficaz, y algo efectista. Jun 18, Gaby Sandoval rated it it was amazing.
Es mucho mas de lo que yo esperaba! Sep 14, Aya Mahmoud rated it it was ok Feb 04, Michael O'connell rated it liked it Jul 05, Me gustaron especialmente el primer acto y el final. Zain MahMoud rated it really liked it Oct 30, Oconel rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Hannah rated it really liked it Sep 05, Laura rated it liked it Feb 23,
En la ardiente oscuridad
A film of the same name was produced in The play centers around Ignacio, who is admitted to an institute for the blind, managed by Don Pablo. Everything there is so perfectly arranged that the students do not mind the fact that they cannot see. Ignacio, however, always refuses to accept his blindness and struggles to find his way around. He meets a group of blind people there who appear to be happy, but his sense of dissatisfaction at losing the most marvelous of the senses is contagious and spreads through the group. Carlos, one of the students at the institute, attempts to ease his depression but does not succeed.