“Baby HP” written by Juan Jos Arreola is a short story that I use when teaching technology vocabulary because it ties in nicely. The story is about a device that. The other two stories criticize consumerism: in “Baby H. P.”, Arreola offers a ” Juan José Arreola and the Twentieth-Century Short Story” ( Juan José Arreola Zúñiga – Mexican author – Baby H. P. (story in Cosmos Latinos), Baby H. P., Bell, Andrea, () , h/b.

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Arreola often writes about animals in his stories.

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Instead, the crew find a paradise. In the tale a scientist devises a costly method—which would be financed by wealthy people—to disintegrate a camel and thus allow it to pass through a needle. A spaceship comes to rescue a group of seven stranded cosmonauts on a barren planet. Arreola’s prose creates a poetic vision out of a situation where horror is established from the very first lines.

The Fair concludes with a fabulous display of fireworks set off by vandals, which, instead of providing harmless entertainment, kills several onlookers. As a child, he demonstrated an excellent memory and an interest in literature, but he was forced to end his formal schooling. Have students read the original passage. Students should notice the narrator of the story. Ask the students or have them write about whether Arreola is making fun of science in the story.

In addition, he accepted a professorhip at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Any insight into the narrator can only come from an examination of the subjective words of the narrator 3. The teacher should discuss the meaning of Matthew Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.


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In what ways is Judge McBride like a rhinoceros? What traits do they share in common? The work elicited almost no response from critics, although it was noticed and read in the literary circles of Mexico City.

Eight years later, he completed Palindrome, which includes his second play, Tercera llamada tercera! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Schade — was Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin and was a noted translator.

Juan José Arreola

Alternative for more advanced students: Flower of Ancient Rhetoric For the Basques, this ethnic identity is formed by their unique language. Log In Sign Up.

The Sorrows of Young Werther b. He thus dies, arreoa also joss as areola new AI personality, a ghost in the machine. Some of the stories even turn on the strong patriarchal reality of Latin American culture, with all its attendant misogyny and homophobia. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. The work is divided into four parts: Arreola is a stylist.

Confabulario and Other Inventions. Arreola writes in short forms, but his works have as much in common with poetry as they do with traditional short stories. Sinesius of Rhodes Films by Mel Brooks like A History of the Iuan when Brooks and company are escaping from Roman soldiers in a chariot they come to a fork in the road— literally! Defend your viewpoint either orally or in writing. The author gently pokes fun at this self-assurance of uniqueness with a time-travel plot.

Brazilian novelist whose works are set in the Bahia region of northeastern Brazil and reveal the author’s fascination with the rich cultural heritage of Bahia’s inhabitants. That can be a good thing.

Ask the students or have them write about whether Arreola is making fun of rich people in the story. In his writings, Arreola comments on the absurdity of life and attacks hypocrisy, complacency, religiosity, commercialism, and materialism, as well as the possibility of harmony between the sexes. Arreola’s sensitive use of language … and his wry tone of bitter humor are the basis for the literary unity of this novel.


The scientist reasons that if he and the rich people can make the camel go through the needle, they will go to heaven. U of Texas Press Amazon.

Baby H.P. by Juan José Arreola

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Allegory, Cynicism, and Satire The vignettes of Arreola’s Bestiaries combine allegory, cynicism, and satire, displaying human foibles in a series of animals—among them a rhinoceros, a boa constrictor, and a hippopotamus. The anthology shows how Spanish-language spec-fic references Anglophone spec-fic of the same period. Click here to sign up. Influences on Contemporary Latin-American Literature Inventario, a series of reflections on culture, was published in ; years later a literary study followed— Ramon Lopez Velarde: Does this story have a moral?

Stiles Cosmos Latinos is an historical overview of Latin American and Spanish spec-fic, starting in the 19th century and ending in The character that narrates the story does not trade his, and thus he is not a victim of the deception suffered by the husbands who are dazzled by the mirage of the promised exchange.