http://www. : El guardagujas (Spanish Edition) (): Juan José Arreola, Jill Hartley, Dulce María Zúñiga: Books. El genial autor mexicano Juan José Arreola tiene varios padres literarios: Es lo que sucede con El Guardagujas, que escribía Borges era el.

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He published only one novelLa feria ; The Fair. En este relato nos hallamos ante un viajero que desea ir en ferrocarril hasta T. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. El blog de Negra y Criminal. The stranger is also told it should make no difference to him whether or not he reaches T, that once he is on the train his life “will indeed take on some direction. In some cases, new towns, like the town of F.

It has been seen as a satire on Mexico’s railroad service and the Mexican character, as a lesson taught by the instincts to a human soul about to be born, as a jsoe allegory of Christianity, as a complex political satire, as a surrealistic fantasy on the illusive nature of reality, and as an existentialist view of life with Mexican modifications. Kenny Barron en el Bradley’s de Nu In their view, their elaborate system, guafdagujas includes accommodations for years-long trips and even for deaths, is very good.

He sounds at times like a comical and impudent Kafka. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

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As he gazes at the tracks that seem to melt away in the distance, an old man the switchman carrying a tiny red lantern appears from out of nowhere and proceeds to inform the stranger of the hazards of train travel in this country. The story is both, as well as an allegory of modern technological society and a critique of the entire universe, whose functioning seems to be in the hands of a very minor employee, a switchman who is like an incompetent minor god. A stranger carrying a large guzrdagujas runs towards a train station, and manages to arrive exactly at the time that his train bound for a town identified only as T.

Comentarios de primera mano de un lector frente a la obra. Jorge Luis BorgesArgentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature. Otras Voces, Otras Lecturas.

The stranger still wishes to travel on his train to T. The “switchman” tells the stranger that the country is famous for its railroad system; though many timetables and tickets have been produced, the trains do guardagjas follow them well. Lo importante no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas. Why, then, does the switchman vanish at this moment?

Ensayo sobre la pintura flamenca del Renacimiento. As demonstrated by its numerous interpretations, “The Switchman” is fraught with ambiguity. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Like Jorge Luis BorgesArreola cultivated the hybrid subgenre of the essay-story, a combination that lends authority to quite outlandish propositions. Please try again later.

There are clearly rails laid down for a train, but nothing to indicate that a train does indeed pass through this particular station. Mis detectives favorit s. The railroad company occasionally srreola false train stations in remote locations to abandon guardagukas when the trains become too crowded.


He does not understand why the stranger insists on going to T. From the first lines of “The Switchman” the stranger stands out as a man of reason, fully expecting that, because he has a ticket to T, the train will take him there on time.

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It is without question his most representative. When he returned to Mexico Cityhe took an editorial position with a respected firm.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. The stranger wants to know if a train going to T.

The Switchman

Another episode involves a trainload of energetic passengers who became heroes absurd heroes in Camusian terms when they disassembled guarfagujas train, carried it across a bridgeless chasm, and reassembled it on the other side in order to complete their journey. As the man speculates about where his train might be, he feels a touch on his shoulder and turns to see a small old man dressed like a railroader and carrying a lantern.

He has not ever traveled on a train and does not plan on doing so. Girl Genius for Monday, December 31, La pluma y La espada. Modern Language Association http: 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.

When the stranger asks the switchman how he knows all of this, the switchman guardaguujas that he is a retired switchman who visits train stations to reminisce about old times.

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