“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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Hay estaciones que guardaguuas pura apariencia: Al fondo del paisaje, la locomotora se acercaba como un ruidoso advenimiento. 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.

He has not ever traveled on a train and does not plan on doing so. 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, a fundamental absurdist concept.

DscnTxt Editores, Ardeola de Chile, The stranger argues that he should be able to go to T.

En este relato nos hallamos ante un viajero que desea ir en ferrocarril hasta T. Views Read Edit View history. In addition, it is not really clear that the system does operate in the guaradgujas the switchman claims: Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Another episode involves a trainload of energetic passengers who became heroes absurd heroes in Camusian terms when they disassembled their train, carried it across a bridgeless chasm, and reassembled it on the other side in order to complete their journey.


Because each arrrola has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every juxn entry or article, Encyclopedia. Suscribirse a Entradas Atom. Descontexto Editores, Santiago de Chile, Nieve en La Habana. Pero ellos se dan cuenta en seguida de todos los sentidos que puede tener una frase, por sencilla que sea. Retrieved from ” https: Nuevos versos y canciones, de Arthur Rimbaud.

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Yo debo llegar a T. En los bosques, de Pavel Mielnikov. Lo importante no es el precio, sino el valor de las cosas. The switchman turns to tell the stranger that he is lucky.

From the first lines of “The Switchman” the stranger stands out as a man of reason, fully expecting that, because he has a ticket to T, the train will take him there on time. No trate a ninguno de los pasajeros.

Compran un boleto para ir a T.

Briefly summarized, “The Switchman” portrays a stranger burdened with a heavy suitcase who arrives at guardagujss deserted station at the exact time his train is supposed to leave.


Como usted puede darse cuenta, los rieles existen, aunque un tanto averiados. En otras palabras, al subir a un tren, nadie espera ser conducido al sitio que desea.

As demonstrated by its numerous interpretations, “The Switchman” is fraught with ambiguity.

The Switchman

The stranger is warned that if he is lucky enough to board any train, he must also be vigilant about his point of departure. Hay quien ha gastado en boletos una verdadera fortuna Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

Para regular la vida a bordo de los vagones demasiado repletos, la empresa se ve obligada ghardagujas echar mano de ciertos expedientes. Girl Genius for Monday, December 31, The stranger wants to know if a train going to T.

Paisaje de invierno, guardagujs John Berryman.

Descontexto: “El guardagujas”, de Juan José Arreola

The stranger still wishes to travel on his train to T. 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 Guardagumas. Mexican literature short stories. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.