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Memoria de una lectura sobre Memorias

Posted by Juan Carlos Yåñez Velazco

203436108138030280rkZepGVkcLa noche aquella en que decidĂ­ leerlo, apenas lo tuve entre las manos no parĂ© hasta terminarlo. Bueno, casi no pare. La cosa iba muy bien, pero estĂĄ claro que nada ni nadie es perfecto, menos un libro.  Y eso me sucediĂł leyendo las “Memorias de un amante sarnoso” de Groucho Marx. La cosa fue mĂĄs o menos asĂ­.

La primera parte transcurriĂł entre risas ahogadas y carcajadas solo amortiguadas por los gritos de la sala donde mi familia miraba la televisiĂłn. Desde la dedicatoria ya resulta un destello de la genialidad humorĂ­stica y literaria del autor: “Este libro fue escrito durante las prolongadas horas que pasĂ© aguardando a que mi esposa acabara de vestirse para salir. En este sentido, si nunca se hubiera puesto nada encima, jamĂĄs se habrĂ­a escrito este libro”.

Con supremo deleite fui pasando las hojas y disfrutando las singulares historias. En la primera de las cinco partes, L’amour, la gran diversiĂłn, ni una sola de las fantasĂ­as de Marx abren espacio para dejar de reĂ­rse, de lo contado y del personaje, su mismo sufrido autor. A decir verdad, tampoco en las otras. Y asĂ­ fueron desgranĂĄndose las partes con sus relatos: Historia innatural del amor, Ecos de sociedad por un paria de la sociedad y Lo que ocurriĂł a otros ocho mamarrachos. AquĂ­, en la Ășltima historia de la cuarta parte, mi ĂĄnimo cambio para experimentar una grave lesiĂłn en el sentimiento mexicano, desconocido aun en las peores batallas deportivas, como empatar con la poderosa selecciĂłn de Jamaica en el Estadio Azteca.

Para ser francos, ni siquiera ver perder a la selecciĂłn mexicana contra Estados Unidos, o que Vicente Fox haya exhibido la banda presidencial durante seis años me produjo tanto malestar como la historia de los cuatro hermanos Marx, martirizados por las terribles comidas grasientas de una cocinera mexicana en perdida estaciĂłn texana de ferrocarril y su hija, Pepita, poco agraciada por la belleza, a juzgar por su descripciĂłn: “Sus encantos exteriores comprendĂ­an una serie de dientes torcidos, un busto oblicuo y una nariz que parecĂ­a un mapa en relieve de los Andes superiores
 constituĂ­a un desafĂ­o al que ningĂșn hombre sano habrĂ­a intentado responder”.

Pero la fealdad de la tal Pepita no me incomodĂł; creo haber visto especĂ­menes peores, y estoy seguro que los habrĂĄ en todas partes. Fueron las diatribas contra la gastronomĂ­a popular mexicana las que me provocaron una irritaciĂłn como si estuviera comiendo la asquerosidad retratada, por ejemplo: la especie de cafĂ©, dice, es achicoria mezclada con un poco de arcilla. Los efectos del menĂș fueron letales en los hermanitos Marx: “El miĂ©rcoles por la noche los efectos acumulativos de aquella dieta latina empezaron a hacerse sentir. Apenas podĂ­amos dormir en medio del concierto de gruñidos, gorgoteos, maldiciones extrañas y otros sonidos bestiales que resonaban en la habitaciĂłn.”

El relato habrĂ­a sido maravilloso si Groucho Marx hubiera elegida otra nacionalidad para la cocinera y su espantosa hija, pero eligiĂł mexicana y a mĂ­ me atorĂł la lectura. Pasada la molestia retornĂ© con menos brĂ­o para la Ășltima parte, llamada  “FilosofĂ­a marxista, segĂșn Groucho”. Supongo que estarĂĄ tan apetecible como el resto, pero no me supo igual. Entonces tomĂ© una decisiĂłn que nunca habĂ­a tomado. Con las tijeras escolares de Mariana BelĂ©n cortĂ© todas las pĂĄginas, de la 171 a la 181, donde se pudo leer “El que tuvo que echarse al ruedo”. Estoy seguro que un dĂ­a regresarĂ© al libro y volverĂ© a reĂ­r, pero ahora sin sobresaltos provocados por mi inusitada y maltratada mexicanidad.

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27 thoughts on “Memoria de una lectura sobre Memorias

  1. Balvanero

    Igual de sencillo deberĂ­a ser eliminara aquello que nos molesta en el vivir, cosas dentro nuestro y aquellas que nos afecta, a pesar propio. Interesante lecciĂłn.

    Saludos Juan Carlos.

  2. Gerardo Alfaro

    Es una delicia leer sus comentarios Maestro. Salud para que nos siga deleitando con sus relatos…

    1. Juan Carlos Yåñez Velazco

      Gracias Gerardo!

  3. Luis Enrique Flores Ramirez 2°A

    Cause me Curious the book. 😀

    Someday I’d like to read the book.

    I like how it is that speech about the book.

    wordless

  4. 2A Daniela Moctezuma GarcĂ­a

    Each that showing such comments, I realize that is a very cultured person.

    I quite liked this story.

    True, women took many times to dress.

    I think would be interesting to read this book.

  5. Saul Alejandro Jimenez Mendoza 2ÂșA

    I like to comment on his reading, is very interesting.

    I liked the little story about the book.

    I understand that taking behavior.

    Thanks for writting your blogs are very interesting.

  6. Carlos Santoyo Lopez 2A

    Books are a good way of live other lives.
    We should read more for feel new experiences.
    Books as all are imperfect.
    Nothing is more painful that draw with Jamaica.

  7. David Toledo ZĂșñiga 2B

    I hadn’t heard of that book.
    I find funny what you sayd of the book.
    I wouldn’t be one of the Mary brothers.
    I will look for that book.

  8. RICARDO GOMEZ GUERRERO 1B

    It’s good to read comic books when we like more encourage reading
    clear but they are good books, that its content is appropriate humorous
    I think that is the part where you get into the habit of reading these books,
    very good story is always a pleasure to read their stories

  9. Keneth Michell Luna Naranjo 1B

    It has been an interesting experience along the last semester. Your blog is a different view of the education problems. We should know and get interest about our society reality. I think than all my classmates are more aware about our society.

  10. miguel virgilio jimenez brena 2°A

    Books are great as a hobbie.
    I think we should have to read more offten.
    There are some many good books to read and learn something.
    It looks like an interesting book.

  11. Marco Antonio Torres Soriano 2 B

    This author never has eaten mexican food.
    All woman is beautiful.
    For me it is an insult say to a woman “ugly”.
    So I don’t like this book.

  12. Keila Abigail Valdez Perez 2D

    It gives me sadness.
    But even more than the Mexicans themselves are despise.
    We humble us with words like “Indian”.
    Not defend their culture and traditions.
    Sadly, we aren’t pride to be mexicans.

  13. J. Manuel Tapia Glez. 2A

    The book is interesant.
    I think that is very important that we practice the read.
    Your Book it very funny.
    Thanks for write, doctor.

  14. Jose Eduardo Cortes Cernas 2B

    I hope someday to read that book.
    I can not believe that some people believe that being Mexican is bad.
    We should be proud of who we are.
    Also to recognize our roots and be proud of that.

  15. 2 D Christian Daniel RenterĂ­a GarcĂ­a

    I wish I could read that book someday.
    Most of the people think that Mexico is a poor country.
    We need to demostrate what we can do.
    Be proud of our culture.

  16. VĂ­ctor IvĂĄn LĂłpez GonzĂĄlez 2A

    There are many interesting books.

    I love to read and discover new things.

    Each book is a world devemos explore.

    Not everyone likes the same things.

  17. Jesus Roberto Trejo Quiroz 2B

    I never have seen that book, it looks interesting.
    Someday I will read it.
    I would like do the things simple as you do it.
    I don’t have liked the part of la nacionality, the how Groucho Marx takes the mexicans in his story.

  18. Alonso Hernandez 2A

    hahaaha

    you right is very funny

    about all their themes , is a joke all

    the fut bol
    the president
    the best is your selecction of your books
    I think so are very good
    enjoy thoses.

  19. Carrillo Mosqueda Gustavo Alberto 2ÂșA

    I think all person you have their form of think.
    books are to the thought.
    no all is as is want.
    good topic.

  20. JosĂ© de JesĂșs JimĂ©nez GarcĂ­a

    I will consider this book someday.
    Books are also of life, a good education.
    Things that do not work, you have to get them out of life.
    Thank you for this amazing post.

  21. Amayelli Itzel Silva Contreras 2ÂșD

    The dedication of this book is rare for a book, but it shows that no matter the exit of the everyday.

    I found this book interesting and guistaria me a chance to read it someday.

    The beauty of a woman is not only outside but inside but many women are uglier inside than outside.

    Mexican meals are tasteful but not all are like that, and this story shows an example.

  22. Edsel Barbosa 2"D"

    Admiration caused me to see, as with a simple
    Comment can be described roughly
    (In a bad way), as a country, its gastronomy,
    the appearance of the people, not relied upon by the
    author to describe the woman as well.

  23. Jonni Eduardo

    Your lecture the book is funny
    Your commentary is positive and attractive.
    The equal form not like the ofense mexicana.
    Last different better.

  24. JosĂ© Luis Garza Gallegos 2ÂșD

    – If author still alive we could show to him that mexican food isn’t bad.
    – Yes, take scissors was and excellent movement.
    – What bad taste gave that chapter.
    – Why is necesary to mock our neighbor to laugh?

  25. miguel virgilio jimenez brena 2°A

    Its funny how marx makes a joke about how much time took his wife to get dressed.
    Looks like an interesting lecture.
    like the example that we can see in this book, there are many stereotipes for our country.

  26. Jever Amezcua GarcĂ­a

    It has attracted interest from reading that book.

    Although it does not seem right that the author offends our nationality.

    I think these are the items that I like.

    Because small sample reading parts of books that I find interesting.

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