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Braulio Arenas


Braulio Arenas was a Chilean poet and writer, founder of the surrealist Mandragora group.

Braulio Arenas lived most of his youth in the north of Chile, moving in his teens to Talca to study. There he encountered Teofilo Cid and Enrique Gomez Correa among others, and participated to literary activities with them.

Years later, he started law studies in Santiago, which he soon abandoned to focus on writing. Through Eduardo Anguita, he met Vicente Huidobro, father of "Creationism" literary movement, which disputed literary innovations with Dada and Surrealism. Influenced by these European currents, Arenas founded with some friends, in 1938, the Surrealist group Mandragora. This circle supported the Popular Front government. The same year, one of his short story, Gehenna, was published in Miguel Serrano's Antologia del verdadero cuento en Chile.

Related websites

Gehenna

Pagina dedicada a Braulio Arenas

Poemas de Braulio Arenas

Estudios sobre Braulio Arenas

Entrevista a Braulio Arenas

Estudio de Luis G. de Mussy: Mandragora: La Raiz De La Protesta O El Refugio Inconcluso (2001)

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