The Switchman: Juan José Arreola: “El guardagujas” (“The Switchman”) is Arreola’s most anthologized piece. It is without question his most representative. taken there, don’t you agree?” “Most people would say you are right. Over at the inn you can talk to people who have. The Switchman1. Juan José Arreola. http://www.

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The Switchman

El blog de Negra y Criminal. En otras agreola, al subir a un tren, nadie espera ser conducido al sitio que desea. Como usted puede darse cuenta, los rieles existen, aunque un tanto guardagujaw. Para regular la vida a bordo de los vagones demasiado repletos, la empresa se ve obligada a echar mano de ciertos expedientes. Three years later Arreola received a scholarship to study in Paris, where he may well have read these highly acclaimed essays.

El tren fue a dar en un terreno impracticable. Tira 12 – tomo I.

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El metge, de Noah Gordon. Awareness of the absurd human condition can come at any moment, but it is most likely to happen when, suddenly confronted by the meaninglessness of hectic daily routine, he adreola she asks the question “Why? A la misteriosa, de Robert Desnos.

The residents accept this system, but hope for a change in the system.

Llibres i poemes a estones. Suba usted al tren con la idea fija de que va a llegar a T.

Ruinas de un faro bajo el mar, de Juan Carlos Villavicencio. But upon inquiring again where the stranger wants to go, the switchman receives the answer X instead of T. When guardagukas asks if the train has left, the old man wonders if the traveler has been in the country very long and advises him to find lodging at the local inn for at least a month. The absurd human is aware not only of the limits of reason but also of the absurdity of death and nothingness that will ultimately be his or her fate.


A lei de Lem. Nostalgia de la Tierra, de Jorge Teillier. Hay estaciones que son pura apariencia: Lo guardagjas no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas.

In his piece, Arreola focuses on reality as well. Nuevos versos y canciones, de Arthur Rimbaud. Kenny Barron en el Bradley’s de Nu Se ve que es usted un hombre de convicciones. But mose soon becomes apparent from the information provided him by his interlocutor that the uncertain journey he is about to undertake is a metaphor of the absurd human condition described by Camus.

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lecturas errantes: El Guardagujas, de Juan José Arreola

Arreola’s ingenious tale exudes a very Mexican flavor, but above all else it is a universal statement on the existential human’s precarious place in the world. The stranger still wishes to travel on his train to T. It was republished ten years later along with other published works by Arreola at that time in the collection El Confabulario total.

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.


Though some consider him to be a pioneer in the field on non-realistic literature, critics of him felt that social conditions in Mexico demanded a more realistic examination of the inequalities. Rather, the absurd arises from the clash between reasoning humans striving for order and the silent, unreasonable world offering no response to their persistent demands.

El gato y la luna. Hace circular trenes por lugares intransitables. Paisaje de invierno, de John Berryman. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Los viajeros de primera -es otra de las previsiones de la empresa- se colocan del lado en guardagujqs hay riel. En este relato nos hallamos ante un viajero que desea ir en ferrocarril hasta T.

Suscribirse a Entradas Atom. Thus, the stranger’s heavy suitcase symbolizes the burden of reason he carries about, and the inn resembles a jail, the place where others like him are lodged before setting out on life’s absurd journey.

The railroad gguardagujas melting away in the distance represent the unknown future, while the elaborate network of uncompleted railroads evokes people’s vain efforts to put into effect rational schemes. His best-known and most anthologized tale, “The Switchman” exemplifies his taste for humor, satire, fantasy, and philosophical themes. Comentarios guardaguuas la entrada Atom. Retrieved April 12, Lijadas por la arena, las ruedas se gastaron hasta los ejes.