José Rubén Romero

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Romero, José Rubén


Born Sept. 25, 1890, in Cotija de la Paz, in the state of Michoacán; died July 4, 1952, in Mexico City. Mexican writer.

Most of Romero’s novels depict provincial life in Mexico during and after the Mexican Revolution (1910–17); they include Notes of a Villager (1932), Rout (1933), My Horse, My Dog, and My Rifle (1936), and The Futile Life of Pito Pérez (1938; Russian translation, 1965). These novels are to a great extent autobiographical, as are his works Outstripping Death (1939), I Once Became Rich (1942), and Rosenda (1946). Romero’s prose is marked by irony and bitter humor.


Obras completas. Mexico City, 1957.


Kuteishchikova, V. N. Meksikanskii roman. Moscow, 1971.
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