Pedro Paramo (Paperback)

Juan Rulfo

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

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.

Publication date: 17/07/2014


ISBN: 9781781253168

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, World Literature

Translator: Margaret Sayers Peden

Introduction by: Gabriel García Márquez

Juan Rulfo

Juan Rulfo

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.