Pedro Paramo

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Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden
Introduction by: Gabriel García Márquez
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 128
Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, World Literature

Pedro Paramo

Juan Rulfo

A legendary classic of magic realism and the most important Mexican novel ever written - with a new foreword by Gabriel García Márquez

Paperback
9781781253168 (17 Jul 2014)
£8.99

About the book

Swearing to his dying mother that he'll find the father he has never met, a certain Pedro Páramo, 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 Páramo and the town whose every corner holds the taint of his rotten soul.

About the author

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 Páramo is his only novel. An anthropologist by profession, Rulfo is the great voice of the peasant condition.

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 Bogotá, almost ten years earlier, had I felt so thunderstruck

- Gabriel García Márquez

Pedro Páramo 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

Additional Information

Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden
Introduction by: Gabriel García Márquez
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 128
Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, World Literature
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