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Pedro Paramo

by Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Part of the Serpent's Tail Classics Series

Literary Fiction Translated Fiction

Pedro Paramo Synopsis

Swearing to his dying mother that he'll find the father he has never met, a certain Pedro Paramo, Juan Preciado sets out across the barren plains of Mexico for Comala, the hallucinatory ghost town his father presided over like a feudal lord. Between the realms of the living and the dead, in fragments of dreams and the nightly whispers of Comala's ghosts, there emerges the tragic tale of Pedro Paramo and the town whose every corner holds the taint of his rotten soul.

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Pedro Paramo Press Reviews

The essential Mexican novel, unsurpassed and unsurpassable ... extraordinary -- Carlos Fuentes A simplicity and profundity worthy of Greek tragedy ... Wuthering Heights located in Mexico and written by Kafka - Guardian

That night I didn't sleep until I'd read it twice; not since I had read Kafka's Metamorphosis in a dingy boarding house in Bogota, almost ten years earlier, had I felt so thunderstruck -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez Pedro Paramo is not only one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century world literature but one of the most influential of the century's books -- Susan Sontag -

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ISBN: 9781781253168
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781253168
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Translated Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Juan Rulfo was born in Jalisco in Mexico in 1918 and died in 1986. He is the author of The Burning Plain, a collection of short stories. Pedro Paramo is his only novel. An anthropologist by profession, Rulfo is the great voice of the peasant condition.

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