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Arreola’s ingenious tale exudes a very Mexican flavor, but above all else it is a universal statement on the existential human’s precarious place in the world. De libros se trata. Notas para lectores curiosos.

Western literature, history of literatures in the languages of the Indo-European family, along with a small number of other languages whose cultures became closely associated with the West, from ancient times to the present. He does not understand why the stranger insists on going to T. It was republished ten years later along with other published works by Arreola at that time in the collection Guardagujss Confabulario total.

Juan José Arreola

Mexican literature short stories. The switchman then relates a series of preposterous anecdotes, alluded guarxagujas below, that illustrate the problems one might encounter during any given journey. He vanishes because he has fulfilled his role as the stranger’s subconscious by not only asking the Camusian question “Why?

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When he returned to Mexico Cityhe took an editorial position with a respected firm. 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 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.


He asks the stranger for the name of the station he wants to go to and the stranger says it is “X. Beans, corn maizewheat, and other products grown in the vicinity are….

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The stranger is warned that if he is lucky enough to board any train, he must also be vigilant about his point of departure.

The stranger is also told it should make no difference to him whether or not he reaches T, that wl he is arreo,a the train his life “will indeed take on some direction. He has not ever traveled on a train and does not plan on doing so.

The residents accept this system, but hope for a change in the system. Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. Views Read Edit View history.

lecturas errantes: El Guardagujas, de Juan José Arreola

Please try again later. The stranger wants to know if a train going to T. Instead, they gyardagujas the work of writers like Franz Kafka and Albert Camus and their examination of the human condition.


The railroad company occasionally creates false train stations in remote locations to abandon people when the trains become too crowded. 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. Elijah Baley – Isaac Asimov. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months The Switchman Original title: Diverse as they are, European literatures, like European languages, are…. The railroad tracks melting away in the distance represent the unknown future, while the elaborate network of uncompleted railroads evokes people’s vain efforts to put into effect rational schemes. 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 not follow them well.

He tried his hand at several professions, including journalism, teaching, and editing.