“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.

Author: Akiktilar Kajilkis
Country: Algeria
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 16 April 2018
Pages: 124
PDF File Size: 5.23 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.92 Mb
ISBN: 257-9-51152-782-9
Downloads: 10045
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mukus

Girl Genius for Monday, December 31, This page was last edited on 8 Septemberat Llibres i poemes a estones. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. The switchman explains how the railroad company thinks of their railway system. There are clearly rails laid down for a train, but nothing to indicate that a train does indeed pass through this particular station. The switchman turns to tell the stranger that he is lucky.

The Switchman (El Guardagujas) by Juan José Arreola, |

Nostalgia de la Tierra, de Jorge Teillier. The stranger is very confused; he has no plans to stay.

En los bosques, de Pavel Mielnikov. Camus writes that neither humans alone nor the world by itself is absurd. El metge, de Noah Gordon. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. When the stranger asks the switchman how he knows all of this, the switchman guardagunas that he is a retired switchman who visits train stations to reminisce about old times.

Diario de un adicto a la lectura. Paisaje juuan invierno, de John Berryman. Notas para lectores curiosos.


The Switchman – Wikipedia

But it 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. His best-known and iuan anthologized tale, “The Switchman” exemplifies his taste for humor, satire, fantasy, and philosophical themes. Ensayo sobre la pintura flamenca del Renacimiento. Suba usted al tren con la idea fija de que va a llegar a T.

No he viajado nunca, ni tengo ganas de hacerlo. Invitan a los pasajeros a que desciendan de los vagones, generalmente con el pretexto de que admiren las bellezas de un determinado lugar. Como usted puede darse cuenta, los rieles existen, aunque un tanto averiados.

The railroad company occasionally creates false train stations in remote locations to abandon people when the trains become too crowded. La pluma y La espada. As demonstrated by its numerous interpretations, “The Switchman” is fraught with ambiguity. The switchman tells the stranger that the inn is filled with people who have made that very same assumption, and who may one day actually get there. Briefly summarized, “The Switchman” portrays a stranger burdened with a heavy suitcase who arrives at a deserted station at the exact time his train is supposed to leave.

Libro de homenajes, de Jorge Teillier. A la misteriosa, de Robert Desnos. Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months Compran un boleto para ir a T. Como usted puede darse cuenta, los rieles existen, aunque un tanto averiados. Yo debo llegar a T.

Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

En otras palabras, al subir a un tren, nadie espera ser conducido al sitio que desea. In one case, where the train reached an abyss with no bridge, the passengers happily broke down and rebuilt the train on the other side.

A stranger carrying a large suitcase runs towards a train station, and manages to arrive exactly at the time that his train bound guardzgujas a town identified only as T.


Suscribirse a Entradas Atom. Descontexto Editores, Santiago de Chile, The switchman’s anecdote arrola 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 Switchman

The details of the story do not really support his huan 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. In addition, it is not really clear that the system does operate in the way the switchman claims: The stranger wants to know if a train going to T.

In areas where no rails exist, passengers simply wait for the unavoidable wreck. Pero los viajeros me cuentan historias. The residents accept this juuan, but hope for a change in the system.

Art Pepper en el Maiden Voyage de The switchman says he cannot promise that he can get the stranger a train to T. The short story was originally published as a confabularioa word created in Spanish by Arreola, inin the collection Confabulario and Other Inventions.

He does not understand why the stranger insists on going to T. Ruinas de un faro bajo el mar, de Juan Carlos Villavicencio. Club de Lectura Bib.