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Computer with Internet access. Like most of Arreola’s stories, The Switchman’ can be interpreted in a variety of ways—as an allegory of the pitfalls of the Mexican train system, an existential horror story of life’s absurdities and human limitation, and the author’s desire to laugh in spite of the insanities of the world and human interaction.

Confabulario and Other Inventions – US. Follow with discussion and then teacher viewpoint.

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Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. The switchman turns to tell the stranger that he is lucky. In the tale a scientist devises a costly method—which would be financed by wealthy people—to disintegrate a camel and thus allow it to pass through a needle.

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Juan José Arreola – Wikipedia

Often when we are teaching literature, we are also teaching observation, close reading, inference, analysis, classification, contrast, critical thinking When he 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 following year, Arreola published La hora de todos. The Sorrows of Young Werther b. Have students find other examples of humor that comes from taking figurative language literally. He wrote satirical and boldly irreverent Modernist works that confabularjo themes of universal consequence, breaking with the Mexican tradition of realistic literature that focuses on native themes and subjects.

Animal Farma novel by George Orwell. Help Center Find new research papers in: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Much of Arreola’s best work is here: His stories themselves are different animals from what we ordinarily come across in a high school class. The novel’s fragmented parts coalesce, Sommers explains, to portray the life-cycle of a Mexican village, from its founding in colonial times to its deterioration in the present age.

Juan José Arreola

Absurdity is again present: That same year cohfabulario was awarded the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize. There are clearly rails laid down for a train, but nothing to indicate that a train does indeed pass through this particular station. Does understanding the meaning of the title help to explicate the story, enlarge the story with another layer of meaning, or does it merely confuse matters even more?

He worked a series of jobs in Zapotlan before moving to Mexico City connfabulario, where he enrolled in the Instituto de Bellas Artes to study acting in Instead, the novel develops from related arrepla unrelated scenes, partial conversations, and portions of letters and diaries; it suggests plot and character instead of depicting them directly.

The first section is a Bestiary of some two dozen animals, each written about in no more than three or four paragraphs.


The residents accept this system, but hope for a change in the system. In his piece, Arreola focuses on reality as well. Students agreola notice the narrator of the story.

With this book, Arreola pays homage to a poet he recognizes as an important presence in his works: Absurdity The absurdity in Arreola’s short stories appears with different modifications. He is considered Mexico’s premier experimental short story writer of the twentieth century.

The Switchman

Two years later, he won a scholarship to study in Paris. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you arreeola reset link.

Shortly afterward, he traveled to Paris at the invitation of Arreolla Jouvet. He has not ever traveled on a train and does not plan on doing so. The railroad management was so pleased that they decided to suspend any official bridge building and instead encourage the stripping and recreation of future trains. They are mysterious little pieces, and we areola a number of them only half-satisfying. 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.