By Juan José Arreola,Kelly Fearing,George D. Schade
This biting statement at the follies of mankind through a famous Mexican writer cuts deeply but leaves readers laughing—at themselves in addition to at others. along with his surgical intelligence, Juan José Arreola exposes the shams and hypocrisies, the fake values and vices, the hidden ailments of society. Confabulario overall, 1941–1961, of which this publication is a translation, combines 3 past books—Varia invención (1949), Confabulario (1952), Punta de plata (1958)—and a number of later pieces.
Although many of the items have a notably Mexican orientation, so much of them go beyond strictly local topics to interpret the social scene in facets universal to all civilized cultures. Arreola’s view isn't really constrained; a lot of his sophistication comes from his extensive, deep, and sundry wisdom of current and earlier, and from his nearly informal use either one of this information and of his perception into its that means for humanity. His familiarity with many little-known arts and sciences, quite a few literatures, historical past, anthropology, and psychology, and his telling allusions to this wealthy lode of truth, elevate the reader’s appreciate his realized yet witty, scalding yet poetic, satire.
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Confabulario and Other Inventions (Texas Pan-American) by Juan José Arreola,Kelly Fearing,George D. Schade