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López y Fuentes, Gregorio (1892–1966)

López y Fuentes, Gregorio (1892–1966)

Gregorio López y Fuentes (b. 1892; d. 1966), Mexican novelist and journalist. As a young man, López fought in the Mexican Revolution. In the post-Revolution period, he began a distinguished career as a journalist at El Universal, becoming general editor of the newspaper in 1948 and serving in that capacity until the 1960s. Considered one of the major exponents of the "novel of the Revolution," López addressed in his works the principal social issues of his time. His novels include Acomodaticio; Arrieros; Campamento; Cuentos campesinos de México; El Indio; Entresuelo, Huasteca; Los peregrinos inmoviles; ¡Mi general!; En Milpa, potrero y monte; and Tierra. He also wrote a series of short stories for children entitled Cartas de niños and El campo y la ciudad. His fiction is distinguished by the anonymous nature of the characters; representation of types takes precedence over the individual.

See alsoJournalism; Mexico, Wars and Revolutions: Mexican Revolution.


Additional Bibliography

Negrín, Edith. "'Huasteca' de Gregorio López y Fuentes: El inmenso rumor fragmentado." Literatura Mexicana 10:1-2 (1999): 161-185.

Pouwels, Joel Bollinger. "Novels about the Twentieth-Century Mexican Presidential Succession during Four Crisis Periods." Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 27:54 (2002): 215-250.

                                        David Maciel

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