Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Primarily known for his short stories, fables, and experimental literary sketches, Juan José Arreola also wrote the novel La feria (1963; The Fair, 1977), some one-act plays, and several essays. Known for his prodigious memory and a legendary ability to talk eloquently and entertainingly about a variety of topics, the best of Arreola’s “oral prose” from lectures, round-table discussions, interviews, and radio and television talks shows over the years has been carefully edited by Jorge Arturo Ojeda and published as La palabra educación (1973; the word education) and Y ahora, la mujer . (1975; and now, woman ).