El Matadero, Esteban Echeverria. Angel Flores. Follow this and additional works at: This Contents is brought to you for free. resumen de “el matadero” de esteban echeverría diré solamente que los sucesos de mi narración pasaban por los años estabamos en cuaresma, época. El Matadero de Esteban Echeverría. A pesar de que la mía es historia, no la empezaré por el arca de Noé y la genealogía de sus ascendientes.

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Los caminos se anegaron; los pantanos se pusieron a nado y las calles de entrada y salida a la ciudad rebosaban en acuoso barro. Tomaban ora sus miembros la flexibilidad del junco, ora la dureza del fierro y su espina dorsal era el eje de movimiento parecido al de la serpiente. The Judge and the crowd speak in direct, colloquial street Spanish but, curiously, the protagonist, even when insulting them, uses correct literary language, addressing them in the third person.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It is one of the most studied texts in Echeveerria American literature. In this room is a massive table never without glasses of grog and playing cards “unless to make room for the executions and tortures of the Federalist thugs of the slaughter yard”.

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A few years back I had to analyze this story for a Spanish literature class, and the original spanish version manages to be even more explicit and grotesque. The reader is given to understand that the meat is really intended for privileged persons including Rosas himself and his corrupt clergy. Rosas and his henchmen stand for barbarism, the slain young man for civilization. Because if pictorial sketches are valuable as clues to the painter’s genius, the Apologia.


At last the Judge delivers his ruling: After the crowd has shouted threats and ribald insults the Judge orders everyone to shut up and sit down. Wikipedia introduction cleanup from February All pages needing cleanup Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from February All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from February All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from February All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles to be expanded from February All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes Articles that may contain original research from February All articles that may contain original research.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Retrieved from ” https: Driven mad with rage by the crowd’s handling, he charges. Daniel Jdca rated it did not like it Jan 07, They mistakenly classified El matadero as a novel instead of a short story, but it would have scored top in either category. Luisella rated it did not like it Mar 14, Retrieved from ” https: Feb 21, Fede Cabrera rated it did not like it.

Contemporary Fiction Adventure Books. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. A horseman lassoes him but owing to an accident the taut lasso decapitates a child. At this point the chief protagonist, who is never named but is a man of about 25, enters the scene.


The matadero the slaughter yard was conceived as a political pamphlet.

Depriving the Unitarians of personal identity, and comparing the Unitarian to a bull with balls. Egged on by the crowd, Matasiete throws him from his horse, seizes him by the necktie and holds a dagger to his throat.

It is not explained why the protagonist has chosen to ride about Buenos Aires dressed in this illegal, indeed reckless manner.

La aventura del gringo en el pantano excitaba principalmente la risa y el sarcasmo. He well knew the risk he ecbeverria running, but it could have been rage, more than fear, that produced his trembling handwritingwhich is almost illegible in the original manuscript.

His sideburns are cut in the form of a letter U for unitario ; he is not displaying the mandatory rosista emblem; neither is he wearing the obligatory mourning for Rosas’ late wife. You can help by adding to it.

El Matadero (y Apologia Del Matambre) : Esteban Echeverria :

But your metaphor seems more applicable, I find. Medio Artaud rated it did not like it Mar 12, Your conclusion and the metaphor are very insightful.

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