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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Las gaviotas y los perros inseparables rivales suyos en el matadero, emigraron en busca de alimento animal. At last the Judge delivers his ruling: Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.

Retrieved from ” https: Los caminos se anegaron; los pantanos se pusieron a nado y las calles de entrada y salida a la ciudad rebosaban en acuoso barro.

Although The Slaughter Yard is a story, it is based on some elements of fact. Views Read Edit View history.

Esteban Echeverría

Written in exile but published posthumously init is an attack on the brutality of the Federalist regime of Juan Manuel Rosas and his parapolice thugs, the Mazorca. Furthermore, Echeverria compares the death of the Unitarian to the crucifixion of Christ in a certain way; which called my attention since Echeverria, is know for criticizing The Church and Catholicism, which confused me a bit, why would he portray the death of the Unitarian this way? By order of Rosas the Judge enjoys absolute power over this collection of debased humanity.

In fact, the clergy willingly supported the Rosas regime, except for the Jesuits, whom he later expelled for that reason Lynch, 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The “bullock” is then cut open and proves after all to possess an enormous pair of retracted testicles — much to the amusement of the crowd, which by now has forgotten the decapitated boy.

Eventually the floods abate but not before the city has run out of beef. It is usually said [ by echeferria No se sabe si cumplieron la promesa. This section possibly contains original research.

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. It is one of the most studied texts in Latin American literature. The government gives orders that 50 bullocks are to be slaughtered, ostensibly to provide beef for children rsteban the sick for otherwise meat is forbidden to Catholics during Lent.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Ahora vamos a cuentas. Your conclusion and the metaphor are very insightful.

Depriving the Unitarians dsteban personal identity, and comparing the Unitarian to a bull with balls. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.

The Slaughter Yard

He was one of Latin America’s most estebam Romantic authors. A few years back I had to analyze this story for a Spanish literature class, and the original spanish version manages to be matarero more explicit and grotesque. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This article needs additional citations for verification. It is not explained why the protagonist has chosen to ride about Buenos Aires dressed in this illegal, indeed reckless manner.


Echeverria starts the short story by questioning The Church; he makes use of religious allusions and metaphors. This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Spam prevention powered by Akismet. The scene of the “savage unitario ” in the power of the Judge of the Slaughter Yard and his myrmidons is not an invention but a reality that happened more than once in that ill-fated era.

En dos por tres estuvo desollado, descuartizado y colgado en la carreta el maldito toro. This page was last edited on 28 Januaryat In this room is a massive table never without glasses of grog and playing cards “unless to make room for the echveerria and tortures of the Federalist thugs of the slaughter yard”.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The City of Buenos Aires has been isolated by floods.

We may therefore suspect that Gutierrez himself had to do with the composition of the story. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This article has multiple issues. They used to call a savage unitario Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, But there is a suspicion that he may be no bullock, but a bull — though bulls are not allowed in the slaughter yard. The reader is assumed to understand the inward significance of the word Mazorca mazorca is Spanish for “corncob”: Forty-nine bullocks are slaughtered, flayed and quartered with axes.