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What is the advantage of an author using a diary to tell a story?

Juan José Arreola

Aroundhe published Bestiarioa follow-up to ‘s Punta de plata. It was awarded the Jalisco Literary Prize in Remember me xonfabulario this computer. Click here to sign up.

How is this story similar to the earlier story of the same title? The story should be in the present tense.

Often when we are teaching literature, we are also teaching observation, close reading, inference, analysis, classification, contrast, critical zrreola Inhe began working as a bookbinder, which led to a series of other jobs.

Arreola is an experimental writer of short works in the tradition of Jorge Luis Borges whose fame rests on Confabulario Total which was published in Although he is little known outside his native country, Arreola has served as the literary inspiration for a legion of Mexican writers who have sought to transform their country’s realistic literary tradition by introducing elements of magical realismsatireand allegory.

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. Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis lives like a bug i. Students should notice the narrator of the story. By the end of the story the reader should know something about the narrator that the reader did not know when the story began.


Such bestiaries seem to be a very Latin American thing, but Arreola’s spin on the animals is distinctive and very worthwhile. Professor Mauricio Tenorio and visiting lecturer Nelly Palafox led the conversation. Most stories in bestiaries have morals. Any insight into the narrator can only come from an examination of the subjective words of the narrator 3. Xe afterward, he traveled to Paris at the invitation iose Louis Jouvet. This book, a translation of Confabulario Totalitself a collection of twenty years worth of Arreola’s work, congabulario almost confabularik of confabulzrio material in joxe Spanish original.

Professor Bill Yarrow from Joliet Junior College moderated the curriculum session and produced the following study guide and lesson plans. This can be read out loud by a student or the teacher to the class. Does this story have a moral? The original Confabulario appeared in The following year, Arreola published La hora de todos.

The teacher should discuss the meaning of Matthew What traits are associated with the rhinoceros in this story? Inhe published Punta de plataand inConfabulario total. The first section is a Bestiary of some two dozen animals, each written about in no more than three or four juzn. Read and analyze other diary stories: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Students will discover the allusion is to a passage in the New Testament. Correct student misunderstandings or misreadings.


Juan José Arreola – Wikipedia

There is something to be said for that, but it should be noted. They are unusual stories, told from odd angles, offering unexpected insight. It should be progressive in its revelation of information. Views Read Confaublario View history. This is another story whose richness of reference is formidable: He takes great care in crafting his works and is particularly sensitive to nuances in language.

There are Dadaist and Surrealist and magical realist elements all contra logical in Arreola. The work is divided into four parts: Ask the students or have them write about whether Arreola is making fun of religion in the story.

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Pangloss in the ultimate clause of the story. Inhe published The Switchman El Guardagujas. Have students write their own diary story.

What traits do they share in common? The stories in the two other sections are slightly longer, though they are still almost all very much to the point. Films by Mel Brooks like A History of the World when Brooks and company are escaping from Roman soldiers in a chariot they come to a fork in the road— literally!