Juan José Arreola, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Juan José Arreola

Mexican writer

Date of Birth: 08-Sep-1921

Date of Death: 03-Dec-2006

Profession: writer, university teacher

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Juan José Arreola

  • Juan José Arreola Zúñiga (September 21, 1918 – December 3, 2001) was a 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).

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