Pedro Páramo

Pedro Páramo

Book - 1994
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Dentro de su brevedad, determinada por el rigor y la concentración expresiva, Pedro Páramo sintetiza la mayor parte de los temas que han interesado siempre a los mexicanos, ese misterio nacional que el talento de Juan Rulfo ha sabido condensar por medio de los cotidianos habitantes de Comala, región inscrita ya en la mitología literaria universal.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780802133908
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: x, 124 p
Additional Contributors: Peden, Margaret Sayers
Alternative Title: Pedro Páramo. English


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Dec 29, 2015

Rulfo's unique and legendary writing style are not to be missed. He was a natural master at creating a disorienting and mysterious feeling in the reader. I don't imagine this would be very good in English- learn Spanish and then read it- the old-timey campesino slang cannot be translated to English. Personally, though, as far as the story itself goes, I felt that the book was an utter misery-fest, and by the end of it, I just wanted it to be over. It left me feeling nauseous and cold and empty...and this is from someone who has read a lot of horror novels! Read it for the poetic beauty of Juan Rulfo's craft, but if you're looking for a book to restore your faith in humanity, this is the opposite of what you're seeking.

Jun 20, 2015

If Macondo and Comala were in the Michael Jackson - Bad music video, by SATG1971

Comala: You ain't cursed! You ain't nothin!

Just kidding, this novel was an obvious inspiration and often cited by Marquez as his favorite and indeed he had whole passages memorized. I didn't understand all of it and it made me feel bad.

Feb 17, 2015

Pedro Páramo by Mexican author Juan Rulfo is a classic novel in Latin american literature.

Despite having only written Pedro Páramo and The Burning Plain, a collection of short stories, Rulfo's style was an influence to the works of Gabriel García Márquez and others.

This book is one of my favourites in the Spanish language and I highly recommend it.


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