Esteban Echeverria was an Argentine poet, writer and political activist and also one of Latin America’s most important literature figures, as he. El Matadero – Esteban Echeverría (/). Copy of the work is available here. Nice, quick read! Also, some interesting notes on wikipedia. resumen de “el matadero” de esteban echeverría diré solamente que los sucesos de mi narración pasaban por los años estabamos en cuaresma, época.

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He then goes on to introduce the Unitarian vs. Preparen la mazorca y las tijeras. En fin, la escena que se representaba en el matadero era para vista, no para escrita. By order of Rosas the Judge enjoys absolute power over this collection of debased humanity.

The Slaughter Yard

Its more specific intention was to accuse Rosas of protecting the kind of thugs mataderk murder the cultivated young protagonist at the Buenos Aires slaughterhouse. Katra, The Argentine Generation of Te has embravecido mucho. Carllla then turned to Gutierrez’s editorial notes on the story.

In this room is a massive table never without glasses of grog and playing cards “unless to make room for edteban executions and tortures of the Ecyeverria thugs of the slaughter yard”.

The animal escapes and heads off to the city, pursued by a crowd, which, incidentally, tramples a passing Englishman. This page was last edited on 28 Januaryat 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.

In fact, the clergy willingly supported the Rosas regime, except for the Jesuits, whom he later expelled for that reason Lynch, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In 19th century Buenos Aires cattle were frequently killed in open air yards, as illustrated in Vidal, 34 and described in Hudson, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. After the crowd has shouted threats and ribald insults the Judge orders everyone to shut up and sit down. Domingo Faustino Sarmientoanother great Argentine writer and thinker, saw this clash as the core of Latin American culture.


He remained in Uruguay until his death in The government gives orders that 50 bullocks are to be slaughtered, ostensibly to provide beef for children and the sick for otherwise meat is forbidden to Catholics during Lent.

Death to the Savage Unitarians”. Egged on by the crowd, Matasiete throws him from his horse, seizes him by the necktie and holds a dagger to his throat. Your email address ecbeverria not be published. Ahora vamos a cuentas. This can be said to be a metaphor to Rosas governance, to demonstrate, how De Rosas did not only make the laws, but also decided when and how to enforce them.

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El Matadero

This institution aspired to develop a national literature responsive to the country’s social and physical reality. However all sorts of interpretations or symbolic meanings have been sought: But that, said Carilla, is absurd, for the published text of “The Slaughter Yard” is pretty well flawless. Cuarenta y nueve reses estaban tendidas sobre sus cueros y cerca de doscientas personas hollaban aquel suelo de lodo regado con la sangre de sus arterias.

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The traditional view [ which? The protagonist is violently stretched out on the torture-table and he develops paroxysms of uncontrollable rage, demanding to have his throat cut rather than submit to this indignity.


El Matadero – Wikisource

Esto se notaba al principio de la matanza. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After a terrible struggle the young man bursts a blood vessel and dies on the spot. But he echevrria out that Gutierrez had a habit amtadero unilaterally “correcting” the works of the authors he edited for editors of that era, his was a not uncommon failing ; supplying copious examples.

In those days the throat-cutting butchers of the Slaughter Yard were echeverrua advocates who spread the rosista Federation by rod and dagger This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.

Read in this light, “The Slaughterhouse” is a political allegory. He also noted that — according to his own admission: The City of Buenos Aires has been isolated by floods.

You can help by adding to it. At last the Judge delivers his ruling: They mistakenly classified El matadero as a novel instead of a short story, but it would have scored top in either category. Forty-nine bullocks are slaughtered, flayed and quartered with axes.

In its immediate or obvious meaning it is simply a story of biting political criticism: No se sabe si cumplieron la promesa. The action takes place on some unspecified echeverira in the s during the season of Lent. On a ruinous shed there are signboards declaiming: Please improve it by esreban the claims made and adding inline citations. Las gaviotas y los perros inseparables rivales suyos en el matadero, emigraron en busca de alimento animal.

It is not explained why the protagonist has chosen to maadero about Buenos Aires dressed in this illegal, indeed reckless manner. Pero para que el lector pueda percibirlo a un golpe de ojo preciso es hacer un croquis de la localidad. Esas son vuestras armas; infames.