Arreola, Juan José

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Arreola, Juan José


Born 1918, in Guzmán. Mexican writer.

Arreola introduced the genre of intellectual fantasy into Mexican literature. His collections of stories Various Fabrications (1949), Confabularlo (1952), and others are devoted to the philosophical problems of human existence. In these stories, the action unfolds simultaneously in the real world and the world of fantasy. His novel Holiday (1963) depicts life in the provinces.


Menton, S. Juan José Arreola. Havana, 1963.
Carballo, E. Diecinueve protagonistas de la literatura mexicana del siglo XX. Mexico City, 1965.