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The Burning Plain: And Other Stories (Texas Pan-American Series)

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A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Pá ramo (1955) and his collection of short stories El llano en llamas (1953), translated as a collection here in English for the first time. In the transition of Mexican fiction from direct statements of nationalism and social protest to a concentration on cosmopolitanism, the works of Rulfo hold a unique position. These stories of a rural people caught in the play of natural forces are not simply an interior examination of the phenomena of their world; they are written for the larger purpose of showing the actions of humans in broad terms of reality.

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Juan Rulfo's fifteen tales of rural folk prove him to be one of the master storytellers of modern Mexico.... Rulfo has an eye for the depths of the human soul, an ear for the 'still sad music of humanity, ' and a gift for communicating what takes place internally and externally in man. — Houston Post The Burning Plain and Other Stories consists of fifteen pieces ranging from brief anecdotes, casual incidents that remind one of 'happenings' in pop art, to short stories. Many, indeed, are short-short stories in deceptively elemental language and narrative technique; yet all have a sharp impact on the reader.... With a few bare phrases the author conveys a feeling for the bleak, harsh surroundings in which his people live. — Saturday Review

A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Pa ramo (1955) and his collection of short stories El llano en llamas (1953), translated as a collection here in English for the first time. In the transition of Mexican fiction from direct statements of nationalism and social protest to a concentration on cosmopolitanism, the works of Rulfo hold a unique position. These stories of a rural people caught in the play of natural forces are not simply an interior examination of the phenomena of their world; they are written for the larger purpose of showing the actions of humans in broad terms of reality.

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'The Burning Plain and Other Stories consists of fifteen pieces ranging from brief anecdotes, casual incidents that remind one of 'happenings' in pop art to short stories. Many, indeed, are short-short stories in deceptively elemental language and narrative technique; yet all have a sharp impact on the reader.... With a few bare phrases the author conveys a feeling for the bleak, harsh surroundings in which his people live.'

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Febe, February 23, 2009 (view all comments by Febe)
Rulfo is one of Latin America's lesser read writers, but probably one of it's best. These stories are lyrical and deceptively simple, painting subtle pictures of life in rural Mexico. There's very little pretense in Rulfo's writing, and you'll find yourself going back again and again just to read a sentence. This collection of short stories does not let the reader romanticize Mexican life. It creates a world that endures and lingers in the imagination.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780292701328
Translator:
Schade, George D.
Author:
Oliver, Kermit
Translator:
Schade, George D.
Author:
Rulfo, Juan
Author:
Oliver, Kermit
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin, Tex. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Short stories, mexican
Subject:
Mexico Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Texas Pan American paperback.
Series:
Pelican Book, AP 25
Series Volume:
188069
Publication Date:
19710131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
9.06x6.04x.49 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Juan Rulfo's fifteen tales of rural folk prove him to be one of the master storytellers of modern Mexico.... Rulfo has an eye for the depths of the human soul, an ear for the 'still sad music of humanity, ' and a gift for communicating what takes place internally and externally in man. — Houston Post The Burning Plain and Other Stories consists of fifteen pieces ranging from brief anecdotes, casual incidents that remind one of 'happenings' in pop art, to short stories. Many, indeed, are short-short stories in deceptively elemental language and narrative technique; yet all have a sharp impact on the reader.... With a few bare phrases the author conveys a feeling for the bleak, harsh surroundings in which his people live. — Saturday Review

A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Pa ramo (1955) and his collection of short stories El llano en llamas (1953), translated as a collection here in English for the first time. In the transition of Mexican fiction from direct statements of nationalism and social protest to a concentration on cosmopolitanism, the works of Rulfo hold a unique position. These stories of a rural people caught in the play of natural forces are not simply an interior examination of the phenomena of their world; they are written for the larger purpose of showing the actions of humans in broad terms of reality.

"Synopsis" by , 'The Burning Plain and Other Stories consists of fifteen pieces ranging from brief anecdotes, casual incidents that remind one of 'happenings' in pop art to short stories. Many, indeed, are short-short stories in deceptively elemental language and narrative technique; yet all have a sharp impact on the reader.... With a few bare phrases the author conveys a feeling for the bleak, harsh surroundings in which his people live.'
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