Juana Manuela Gorriti, ?He who Listens May Hear-To His Regret,? 76-84
The structure of Juana Manuela Gorriti’s “He Who Listens May Hear – To His Regret: Confidence of a Confidence” is of a series of interlocking stories, which are in turn mirrored by the structure of rooms and lives in Gorriti’s story itself. This is a structure we’ll see later on in the stories of Borges and in Magic Realism. For your comments, read the story for its telling details. How does the setting itself – rooms, furniture, etc – contribute to the story? How are the characters described? How do they talk to one another? Choose one detail for you first comment, and then discuss with another student.