Arreola, Juan Jose

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Arreola, Juan Jose Gender: M
born on 21 September 1918 at 04:35 (= 04:35 AM )
Place Guzmán (Jalisco), Mexico, 19n41, 103w29
Timezone LMT m103w29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°03 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 09°36'


Mexican writer and academic. He is considered Mexico's premier experimental short story writer of the twentieth century. Arreola is recognized as one of the first Latin American writers to abandon realism; he used elements of fantasy to underscore existentialist and absurdist ideas in his work. Although he is little known outside his native country, Arreola has served as the literary inspiration for a legion of Mexican writers who have sought to transform their country's realistic literary tradition by introducing elements of magical realism, satire, and allegory. Alongside Jorge Luis Borges, he is considered one of the masters of the hybrid subgenre of the essay-story. He published only one novel, La feria (The Fair; 1963).

He died 3 December 2001

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction