This paper analyses the relationship between the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mexican collective consciousness in Rodolfo Usigli’s Corona de luz (1963). The work speaks about the supposed apparitions of the Virgin on the Tepeyac hill and rewrites ironically the religious tradition as well as the historical sources. Even though the representation of the Virgin never appears explicitly, the audience/reader keeps on being in contact with the Guadalupe’s miraculous image thanks to the extraordinary power of the sacred icon, so deeprooted into the Mexican cultural identity.

DI MATTEO, A. (2015). La Guadalupana entre imagen e imaginario: la Virgen popular de Rodolfo Usigli. CONFLUENZE, 7(1), 137-160 [10.6092/issn.2036-0967/5394].

La Guadalupana entre imagen e imaginario: la Virgen popular de Rodolfo Usigli

DI MATTEO, ANGELA
2015

Abstract

This paper analyses the relationship between the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mexican collective consciousness in Rodolfo Usigli’s Corona de luz (1963). The work speaks about the supposed apparitions of the Virgin on the Tepeyac hill and rewrites ironically the religious tradition as well as the historical sources. Even though the representation of the Virgin never appears explicitly, the audience/reader keeps on being in contact with the Guadalupe’s miraculous image thanks to the extraordinary power of the sacred icon, so deeprooted into the Mexican cultural identity.
El objeto de este estudio es analizar la relación entre la imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe y el imaginario colectivo mexicano en Corona de luz (1963) de Rodolfo Usigli. La obra trata sobre las presuntas apariciones del Tepeyac y revisa con ironía la tradición religiosa y las fuentes históricas. Aunque la Virgen nunca aparece en la escena, el público/lector no pierde el contacto con la imagen milagrosa de la morenita: este continuum entre imagen y texto sólo es posible gracias a la fuerza extraordinaria del icono guadalupano, profundamente arraigado en la identidad cultural mexicana.
DI MATTEO, A. (2015). La Guadalupana entre imagen e imaginario: la Virgen popular de Rodolfo Usigli. CONFLUENZE, 7(1), 137-160 [10.6092/issn.2036-0967/5394].
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