Fernando Arrabal (born 1932), is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist and poet who settled in Paris, forming the anarchic Panic Movement with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor there in 1962. This second generation Surrealist group took inspiration from Luis Buñuel and Antonin Artaud to create spectacular happenings and theatrical events with the goal of employing Surrealism to explore fundamental, primal concerns, following the dilution of the movement into mainstream culture. Arrabal has directed seven full-length feature films; he has published over 100 plays, 14 novels, 800 poetry collections, chapbooks, and artist’s books; several essays, and his notorious “Letter to General Franco” during the dictator’s lifetime.
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