Juan José Arreola

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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.

REFERENCES

Menton, S. Juan José Arreola. Havana, 1963.
Carballo, E. Diecinueve protagonistas de la literatura mexicana del siglo XX. Mexico City, 1965.
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Desde lo fantastico hasta lo que ha sido llamado onirico y superreal o surreal en su obra, Reyes anticipa una libertad de generos y registros que lo vincula, mas alla de lo estilistico, ademas de Borges, a Sergio Pitol, Juan Jose Arreola y Roberto Bolano.
Al proponerlo como precedente de la obra de Juan Jose Arreola, Luis Leal considera que Reyes inventa de hecho el genero "cuento-ensayo," rompiendo con la impersonalidad del cuento a traves de "la observacion aguda y la nota intelectual" (121), caracteristicas cruciales de lo que sera tambien la narrativa de Borges veinte anos despues, como mencionare mas adelante.
Me detengo ahora en algunos puntos clave de El plano oblicuo donde se pone de manifiesto la fuerza del proyecto narrativo de Reyes que influye hasta el presente en la obra de escritores como Pitol, Juan Jose Arreola y Roberto Bolano.
Together, they edited the anthology New Voices of Hispanic America published by Beacon Press in Boston, in 1962, which included Julio Cortazar, Augusto Monterroso, Juan Rulfo, Blanca Varela, Juan Jose Arreola, Ernesto Cardenal, Augusto Roa Bastos, and others.
Aggressively daring and even more disquieting is Antologia, a collection of works by the late Juan Jose Arreola (1918-2001), who had a distinguished literary and academic career in Mexico.
When considering the emergence of microfiction and its subsequent consolidation as a genre in the last century, the contributions of Mexican writers are not only prolific but clearly foundational--especially if we take into account the work of Carlos Diaz Dufoo Hijo and Julio Torri, or that of Juan Jose Arreola and Augusto Monterroso, whose microfictions shaped the genre in multiple ways.
Most of the volume's essays leave the reader amazed at the energy Paz brought to his mentoring of young writers, perhaps equaled only by that of Juan Jose Arreola.
Other Latin American writers included are Ernesto Sabato, Antonio Skarmeta, Fernando del Paso, Augusto Roa Bastos, Mauricio Magdaleno, Francisco Rojas Gonzalez, Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Juan Jose Arreola.
En todo momento la lectura de Brescia se basa en la identificacion e interpretacion de los puntos de contacto que se establecen entre dos planos narrativos, modelo analitico que tambien pone en practica al abordar la obra del escritor mexicano Juan Jose Arreola.
Cluff agrees with Luis Leal - a pioneer of Mexican literary and cultural studies in the United States - that a "new" Mexican short story is born in the writings of Juan Rulfo and Juan Jose Arreola.