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Brief Acting Career and Nervous Breakdown Arreola was the fourth of fourteen children born to a deeply religious family in Zapotlan el Grande now Ciudad Guzmane west central Mexico. A stranger carrying a large suitcase runs towards a train station, and manages to arrive exactly at the time that his train bound for a town identified only as T.

Books by Juan José Arreola (Author of Confabulario)

The Golden Notebook g. Once a work of art goes beyond suggesting beauty, it loses its charm. Ask the students or have them write about whether Arreola is making fun of science in the story. There are clearly rails laid down for a train, but nothing to indicate that a train does indeed pass through this confabupario station.

The story was so well received that a new genre was named after the title of the story.

Arreola is a stylist. Any insight into the narrator can only come from an examination of the subjective words of the narrator 3. Suddenly, a train approaches and the switchman begins to signal it. He takes great care in crafting his works and is particularly sensitive to nuances in language. Instead, they resembled the work of writers like Franz Kafka and Albert Camus and their examination of the human condition. Ranging from one-page vignettes and brief, comic pieces to apocryphal biographies of historical figures and existential short stories, his works demonstrate his wry and satirical humor, as well as his deep cynicism and pervasive sense of absurdity.


The stranger is very confused; he has no plans to stay. Have students discuss or write about this question.

Juan José Arreola

It was awarded the Jalisco Literary Prize in English novelist who wrote in a range of genres, including the Western jpse religious novels. Views Read Edit View history. Indeed, Arreola’s career and reputation rest mostly upon his short stories, which have engendered nearly universally positive responses, which have been praised for their subtle beauty, their scathing satire, and their insightful allegorical elements.

The story should be in the present tense. What traits are associated with the rhinoceros in this story? El filantropico afan, cientificamente metafisico, de un sabio Absurdity is again present: This page was last edited on arreeola Octoberat Inon his eightieth birthday, Arreola was named favorite son of Guadalajara, where he died two years later.

What traits do they share in common?

Lopez Velarde in poetry and Arreola in prose. Account Options Sign in. Mexican literature short stories. They should read from Matthew Films by Mel Brooks like A History of the World when Brooks and company juam escaping from Roman soldiers in a chariot they come to a fork in the road— literally!

Although he wrote in a variety of genres, Arreola is best known for his short stories and sketches, which have been praised for their stylistic originality and philosophical sophistication.


Correct student misunderstandings or misreadings.

Books by Juan José Arreola

Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. It was republished ten years later along with other published works by Arreola at that time in the collection El Confabulario total. Arreola is an experimental writer of short works in the ocnfabulario of Jorge Luis Borges whose fame rests on Confabulario Total which was published in The first section is a Bestiary of some two dozen animals, each written about in no more than three or four paragraphs. His tone in these works, ostensibly that of an objective naturalist, masks a clever allegory, which satirizes human vanity, destructiveness, and insensitivity and criticizes the state of sexual relations between women and men.

A satire of the Soviet government, Animal Farm uses animals to represent different important historical figures from the Soviet Union. The details of the jjose do not really support his claim that he is indeed an official switchman, so it may be that his tales represent a system that presents absurdity as an official truth and relies on the gullibility of the audience.

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