By Juan José Arreola,Kelly Fearing,George D. Schade
This biting observation at the follies of mankind by way of 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 ebook is a translation, combines 3 previous books—Varia invención (1949), Confabulario (1952), Punta de plata (1958)—and a number of later pieces.
Although a number of the items have a substantially Mexican orientation, so much of them go beyond strictly nearby issues to interpret the social scene in features universal to all civilized cultures. Arreola’s view isn't constrained; a lot of his sophistication comes from his large, 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 which means for humanity. His familiarity with many little-known arts and sciences, a number of literatures, historical past, anthropology, and psychology, and his telling allusions to this wealthy lode of truth, bring up the reader’s savor his realized yet witty, scalding yet poetic, satire.
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