“El guardagujas”, de Juan José Arreola. El forastero llegó sin aliento a la estación desierta. Su gran valija, que nadie quiso cargar, le había. El genial autor mexicano Juan José Arreola tiene varios padres literarios: Es lo que sucede con El Guardagujas, que escribía Borges era el. 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.

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Debo hallarme en T.

Ruinas de un faro bajo el mar, de Juan Carlos Villavicencio. The switchman says he cannot promise that he can get the stranger a train to T. Pero ellos se dan cuenta en seguida de todos los sentidos que puede tener una frase, por sencilla que sea.

En otras palabras, al subir a un tren, nadie espera ser conducido al sitio que desea. Nostalgia de la Tierra, de Jorge Teillier. The guardabujas human is one who recognizes a lack of clear purpose in life and therefore resolves to commit himself or herself to the struggle for order against the unpredictable, fortuitous reality he or she encounters.

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And the conductors’ pride in never failing to deposit their deceased passengers on the station platforms as prescribed by their tickets suggests that the only certain human destination is death, joae fundamental absurdist concept. The story, first published as “El guardagujas” in Cinco Cuentos inis translated in Confabulario and Other Inventions Dexter Gordon en el Montmartre de By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Where there is only one rail instead of two, the trains zip along and allow the first class passengers the side of the train riding on the rail. The switchman explains how the railroad company thinks of their railway system.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In his guardagujws, Arreola focuses on reality as well.

The horrified stranger, who keeps insisting that he must arrive at destination T the next day, is therefore advised to rent a room in a nearby inn, an ash-colored building resembling a jail where would-be travelers are lodged. Three years later Arreola received a scholarship to study in Paris, where he may well have read these highly acclaimed essays.

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The details of the story 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. Hay quien ha gastado en boletos una verdadera fortuna DscnTxt Editores, Santiago de Chile, jhan El derecho a Ser.


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The absurd human is aware not only of the limits of reason but also of the absurdity of death and nothingness that will ultimately jsoe his or her fate. In their view, their elaborate system, which includes accommodations for years-long trips and even for deaths, is very good. Kenny Barron en rareola Bradley’s guarcagujas Nu The short story was originally published as a confabularioa word created in Spanish by Arreola, inin the collection Confabulario and Other Inventions.

It was republished ten years later along with other published works by Arreola at that time in the collection El Confabulario total. Mis detectives favorit s. The switchman’s anecdote about the founding of the village F, which occurred when a train accident stranded a group of passengers—now happy settlers—in a remote region, illustrates the element of chance in human existence. The stranger argues that he should be able to go to T.

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