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ISBN13: 9780802133908
ISBN10: 0802133908
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Beseeched by his dying mother to locate his father, Pedro Paramo, whom they fled from years ago, Juan Preciado sets out for Comala. Comala is a town alive with whispers and shadows — a place seemingly populated only by memory and hallucinations. Built on the tyranny of the Paramo family, its barren and broken-down streets echo the voices of tormented spirits sharing the secrets of the past. First published to both critical and popular acclaim in 1955, Pedro Paramo represented a distinct break with earlier, largely "realist" novels from Latin America. Rulfo's entrancing mixture of vivid sensory images, violent passions, and inexplicable sorcery — a style that has come to be known as "magical realism" — has exerted a profound influence on subsequent Latin American writers.

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"A strange, brooding novel....Great immediacy, power, and beauty." The Washington Post

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"A powerful fascination...vivid and haunting; the style is a triumph." New York Herald Tribune

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"When Susan Sontag, in her foreword to this book, calls Pedro Páramo 'one of the masterpieces of 20th-century world literature,' she is not being hyperbolic. With its dense interweaving of time, its routine interaction of the living and the dead, its surreal sense of the everyday, and with simultaneous — and harmonious — coexistence of apparently incompatible realities, this brief novel by the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo strides through unexplored territory with a sure and determined step....Having it now in all its depth and texture is a major event for which the publisher and the translator, Margaret Sayers Peden, deserve thanks." New York Times Book Review

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"No reader interested in the vitality of 20th century Latin American fiction can afford to miss this work." Chicago Tribune

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"As close to perfect as a piece of writing gets." Seattle Weekly

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"A modern classic....Peden's lucid translation does justice to a tale that is firmly rooted in its own culture yet so fundamentally human in its focus that it speaks across cultural borders." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

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.

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Jake Sofos, December 11, 2006 (view all comments by Jake Sofos)
This is one of those Must Read books that you never get around to reading until you finally get around to reading and then you realize, "Wow, this is a must read."
Set in a disturbing ghost town (quite literally a town of ghosts), Pedro Paramo is on a search for his father, who he's never met. The dead clamor at each other, empty houses are occupied, and strange memories--memories of others--crawl all about Pedro. Creepy, brisk, and great. If you can find a copy, pick it up.
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Jake Sofos, December 11, 2006 (view all comments by Jake Sofos)
This is one of those Must Read books that you never get around to reading until you finally get around to reading and then you realize, "Wow, this is a must read."
Set in a disturbing ghost town (quite literally a ghost town), Pedro Paramo is on a search for his father, who he's never met. The dead clamor at each other, empty houses are suddenly occupied, and strange memories--memories of others--crawl all about Pedro. Creepy, brisk, and great. If you can find a copy, pick it up.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802133908
Author:
Rulfo, Juan
Publisher:
Grove Press
Translator:
Paden, Margaret S.
Translator:
Peden, Margaret Sayers
Author:
Sontag, Susan
Author:
Peden, Margaret Sayers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mexico Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in 5.4 oz

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Product details 128 pages Grove Press - English 9780802133908 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A strange, brooding novel....Great immediacy, power, and beauty."
"Review" by , "A powerful fascination...vivid and haunting; the style is a triumph."
"Review" by , "When Susan Sontag, in her foreword to this book, calls Pedro Páramo 'one of the masterpieces of 20th-century world literature,' she is not being hyperbolic. With its dense interweaving of time, its routine interaction of the living and the dead, its surreal sense of the everyday, and with simultaneous — and harmonious — coexistence of apparently incompatible realities, this brief novel by the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo strides through unexplored territory with a sure and determined step....Having it now in all its depth and texture is a major event for which the publisher and the translator, Margaret Sayers Peden, deserve thanks."
"Review" by , "No reader interested in the vitality of 20th century Latin American fiction can afford to miss this work."
"Review" by , "As close to perfect as a piece of writing gets."
"Review" by , "A modern classic....Peden's lucid translation does justice to a tale that is firmly rooted in its own culture yet so fundamentally human in its focus that it speaks across cultural borders."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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