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Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
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Pedro Páramo (1955)

by Juan Rulfo

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This is definitely a book where you just almost HAVE to read more than once to really understand it. There's just so much going on - death, perception of time, culture, history, etc. - and all you can truly relate to Mexican culture. Some might say the Mexican bit is not really fitting (I've heard it), but it really truly is if you read behind the lines of what is written - I can just sense the massive amount of culture etched in every word. ( )
  thursbest | Jul 17, 2017 |
A son goes in search of his father, Pedro Páramo, to honor his dying mother’s request. The town where she sends him is a place of death, and surreal. Once he gets there it’s hard to tell if he’s not the dead one. ( )
  Hagelstein | Jul 2, 2017 |
This book may be short, but it is a lot to wade through. The disjointedness of the conception of time, and not knowing who is dead and who isn't at any given moment... there is so much going on that you almost want to cut the pages out of the book in order to get the story in order. All that to say, that this book is a serious piece and grabs one's entire attention when one reads it. It's quite the work of literature, and it's place among modern classes is well deserved, even if it takes a lot to get through. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
A truly spooky book without the thrills and scares of a traditional horror. It is the characters and their tales that stay with you and haunt you. ( )
  pgtrnr | Aug 18, 2016 |
A truly spooky book without the thrills and scares of a traditional horror. It is the characters and their tales that stay with you and haunt you. ( )
  pgtrnr | Aug 18, 2016 |
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Juan Rulfoprimary authorall editionscalculated
Peden, Margaret SayersTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sontag, SusanForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tzenkova, EmiliyaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I came to Comala because I had been told that my father, a man named Pedro Páramo, lived there.
Vine a Comala porque me dijeron que acá vivía mi padre, un tal Pedro Páramo.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802133908, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:53 -0400)

Deserted villages of rural Mexico, where images and memories of the past linger like unquiet ghosts, haunted the imaginations of the author. In one such village of the mind, Comala, he 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.… (more)

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