Wednesday, January 25, 2023
A masterpiece of the Latin-American imagination. Juan José Arreola is one of the greatest writers of the XX Century in Spanish, one of the first to dare to abandon realism. He is the greatest precursor of Magical Realism. As Professor George D Schade says:
Whatever the subject of his satire, Arreola most often achieves his effects by a deliberate jumbling of phantasy and reality, a mingling of the logical and the absurd, a blend of imaginative frivolity and Orwellian grimness.
For more of Arreola, listen to his “Bestiary”, also recorded by Gabriel Porras as "A book of fabled creatures" for radiantwhispers.com and available on all podcast platforms and at Soundcloud and YouTube.