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By Juan José Arreola,Kelly Fearing,George D. Schade

ISBN-10: 0292710305

ISBN-13: 9780292710306

ISBN-10: 0292731965

ISBN-13: 9780292731967

This biting statement 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 illnesses of society. Confabulario overall, 1941–1961, of which this publication is a translation, combines 3 prior books—Varia invención (1949), Confabulario (1952), Punta de plata (1958)—and a number of later pieces.

Although a few of the items have a considerably Mexican orientation, such a lot of them go beyond strictly neighborhood topics to interpret the social scene in points universal to all civilized cultures. Arreola’s view isn't really restricted; a lot of his sophistication comes from his vast, deep, and sundry wisdom of current and prior, and from his virtually informal use either one of this data and of his perception into its which means for humanity. His familiarity with many little-known arts and sciences, quite a few literatures, heritage, anthropology, and psychology, and his telling allusions to this wealthy lode of truth, bring up the reader’s get pleasure from his realized yet witty, scalding yet poetic, satire.

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