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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 prior books—Varia invención (1949), Confabulario (1952), Punta de plata (1958)—and a variety of later pieces.

Although a number of the items have a substantially Mexican orientation, so much of them go beyond strictly neighborhood topics to interpret the social scene in facets universal to all civilized cultures. Arreola’s view isn't constrained; a lot of his sophistication comes from his vast, deep, and sundry wisdom of current and prior, and from his nearly informal use either one of this data and of his perception into its that means for humanity. His familiarity with many little-known arts and sciences, various literatures, historical past, anthropology, and psychology, and his telling allusions to this wealthy lode of truth, elevate the reader’s savour his discovered yet witty, scalding yet poetic, satire.

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