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Pedro Paramo (Wittliff Gallery Series)

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Publisher Comments:

Octavio Paz has said that Juan Rulfo 'is the only Mexican novelist who has given us an image--instead of just a description--of our landscape.' By the same token we could say that Josephine Sacabo is the only photographer who has given us an image of that most elusive of landscapes conceived by Juan Rulfo--Comala.--Buenos Aires Herald

Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of two artists--writer Juan Rulfo and photographer Josephine Sacabo. In one such village of the mind, Comala, Rulfo set his classic novel Pedro Paramo, a dream-like tale that intertwines a man's quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father's obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed--Susana San Juan. Recognizing that Rulfo was describing a world I already knew and feeling a very personal response, particularly to Susana San Juan and her dilemma, Josephine Sacabo used Rulfo's novel as the starting point for a series of evocative photographs she calls The Unreachable World of Susana San Juan: Homage to Juan Rulfo.

This volume brings together Rulfo's novel and Sacabo's photographs to offer a dual artistic vision of the same unforgettable story. Margaret Sayers Peden's superb translation renders the novel as poetic and mysterious in English as it is in Spanish. Josephine Sacabo's photographs tell, in her words, the story of a woman forced to take refuge in madness as a means of protecting her inner world from the ravages of the forces around her: a cruel and tyrannical patriarchy, a church that offers no redemption, the senseless violence of revolution, death itself.

Synopsis:

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. 49 photos.

Synopsis:

Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of two artists--writer Juan Rulfo and photographer Josephine Sacabo. In one such village of the mind, Comala, Rulfo set his classic novel Pedro Paramo, a dream-like tale that intertwines a man's quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father's obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed--Susana San Juan. Recognizing that Rulfo was describing a world I already knew and feeling a very personal response, particularly to Susana San Juan and her dilemma, Josephine Sacabo used Rulfo's novel as the starting point for a series of evocative photographs she calls The Unreachable World of Susana San Juan: Homage to Juan Rulfo.

This volume brings together Rulfo's novel and Sacabo's photographs to offer a dual artistic vision of the same unforgettable story. Margaret Sayers Peden's superb translation renders the novel as poetic and mysterious in English as it is in Spanish. Josephine Sacabo's photographs tell, in her words, the story of a woman forced to take refuge in madness as a means of protecting her inner world from the ravages of the forces around her: a cruel and tyrannical patriarchy, a church that offers no redemption, the senseless violence of revolution, death itself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292771215
Translator:
Sacabo, Josephine
Introduction:
Peden, Margaret Sayers
Translator:
Peden, Margaret Sayers
Photographer:
Sacabo, Josephine
Author:
Rulfo, Juan
Author:
Anderson, Danny J.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Univ of Texas P
Series:
Wittliff Gallery Series
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
10.30x8.37x.75 in. 1.91 lbs.

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Product details 164 pages University of Texas Press - English 9780292771215 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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. 49 photos.
"Synopsis" by , Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of two artists--writer Juan Rulfo and photographer Josephine Sacabo. In one such village of the mind, Comala, Rulfo set his classic novel Pedro Paramo, a dream-like tale that intertwines a man's quest to find his lost father and reclaim his patrimony with the father's obsessive love for a woman who will not be possessed--Susana San Juan. Recognizing that Rulfo was describing a world I already knew and feeling a very personal response, particularly to Susana San Juan and her dilemma, Josephine Sacabo used Rulfo's novel as the starting point for a series of evocative photographs she calls The Unreachable World of Susana San Juan: Homage to Juan Rulfo.

This volume brings together Rulfo's novel and Sacabo's photographs to offer a dual artistic vision of the same unforgettable story. Margaret Sayers Peden's superb translation renders the novel as poetic and mysterious in English as it is in Spanish. Josephine Sacabo's photographs tell, in her words, the story of a woman forced to take refuge in madness as a means of protecting her inner world from the ravages of the forces around her: a cruel and tyrannical patriarchy, a church that offers no redemption, the senseless violence of revolution, death itself.

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