With his surgical intelligence, Juan José Arreola exposes the shams and Confabulario total, –, of which this book is a translation. En este Confabulario -compuesto con cuentos y prosas de muy dufentes facturas e intenciones–, Juan Jose Arreola nos ofrece las diversas y fascinantes. Juan José Arreola Zúñiga (September 21, – December 3, ) was a Mexican writer In , Arreola published Confabulario, widely considered to be his first great work. It was awarded the Jalisco Literary Prize in The following.

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Arreola’s ability to transubstantiate beasts into words is often consummate art: El filantropico afan, cientificamente metafisico, de un sabio de la desintegracion que se propone salvar almas de ricos haciendo pasar el camello por el ojo de una aguja, el exito o el fracaso de insondables catapultas romanas, un heroe citadino de la cortesia de autobus, hormigas duenas del unico miligramo prodigioso, Aristoteles enamorado y Gongora pidiendo pan son asuntos confxbulario emergen de este libro singular en el que, de una pagina a otra, el lector esta situado siempre al borde de la ardeola.

He is considered Mexico’s premier experimental short story writer of the twentieth century. University of Texas PressJun 4, – Fiction – pages.

The Crow Catcher His funeral “”had an indefinable air of a jolly, merry masquerade. Inhe published The Switchman El Guardagujas. Im Telling You the Truth Arreola went on to publish 16 more books of short stories.


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The following year, Arreola published La hora de todos. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Retrieved from ” https: Arreola writes well and carefully, and it is fascinating prose — and the shortness of the pieces makes it an ideal book to dip into at intervals. Alarm for the Year Share your thoughts with other customers.

Confabulario and Other Inventions

Sinesius of Rhodes He published only one novel, La feria The Fair; Although he never finished elementary school, he managed to teach himself to read and got a job as an apprentice to a bookbinder. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

He loves erudite references, but they add rather than distract. Le Fablier – France. There was a problem adding your email address. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Parable of aereola Exchange Poesaia Vertical Roberto Juarroz. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. A year later he returned to Mexico. This book, a translation of Confabulario Totalitself a confabularuo of twenty years worth of Arreola’s work, includes almost all of the material in the Confanulario original.

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Be the first to discover new talent! Although some of the pieces have a noticeably Mexican orientation, most of them transcend strictly regional themes to interpret the social scene in aspects common to all civilized cultures.

Inhe received the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize. Mad with Love They are mysterious little pieces, and we found a number of them only half-satisfying. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Los Cachorros Mario Vargas Llosa. The Best Books of Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. A Pact with the Devil Arreola is recognized as one of the first Latin American writers to abandon realism ; he used elements of fantasy to underscore existentialist and absurdist ideas in his work.

Selected pages Title Page. His view is profoundly disillusioned, and he treats woman capriciously.