viernes, enero 14, 2005

Oduvaldo y la fea Genoveva

"A una mujer bonita le puede gustar un hombre feo, pero a ningún hombre le puede gustar una mujer fea: el mundo es así”. Sabias palabras con las que Rubem Fonseca describe el drama de Oduvaldo, el protagonista y narrador del mordaz relato La familia es una mierda (Pequeñas Criaturas, Cal y Arena, 2003), cuando comete el error de enamorarse “con locura” de Genoveva, una fea vendedora en una farmacia cualquiera.
Empezó gustándole, quién sabe por qué, pero moría de vergüenza de presentarla a su familia (todos eran guapos) y lo martirizaba su fealdad, que además nunca supo explicar. Claro, si fuera “guapa sería más fácil”. Oduvaldo sólo sabía que era fea pero que no podía “vivir sin ella”.
Me confieso impactada ante la cruda honestidad con la que Fonseca, en 10 fulminantes páginas, nos enfrenta a los prejuicios de un hombre que se avergüenza de su amor por una mujer ni hermosa ni pulposa como la Monroe; ni caliente como puta de barrio, sino simplemente fea pero, con quien, como es “amable, solícita y me atiende bien“, finalmente se casa.
El relato resuelve el síndrome del macho que vive en un mundo donde, valga repetirlo, “a una mujer bonita le puede gustar un hombre feo, pero a ningún hombre le puede gustar una mujer fea”.
La lectura del relato de Fonseca me recordó que mientras Don Quijote no tuvo mujer ni esposa, Cervantes sí (aunque su matrimonio no fue feliz) y quizá por ello creó a la sublime Dulcinea, fantasía de fantasías y musa de musas, el sueño dorado del hombre perdido en molinos de viento.
Callándolo a gritos, la Dulcinea de Clotaldo evoca, al menos para esta lectora, todo ello sin ser bella o semidivina, que casi siempre es lo mismo. Geni es simplemente una compañera amable de un hombre que termina su vida como mesero, sin molinos de viento ni poesía. Y es que así es el mundo, el mundo de la gran mayoría de hombres y mujeres, el mundo que Fonseca retrata con agudeza.

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