Pedro Páramo

Front Cover
Grove Press, 1994 - Fiction - 124 pages
30 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Pedro Páramo

User Review  - s.penkevich - Goodreads

'The sun was tumbling over things, giving them form once again. The ruined, sterile earth lay before him.' There are passages of Juan Rulfo's exquisite 'Pedro Páramo' that I want to cut out and hang ... Read full review

Review: Pedro Páramo

User Review  - Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly - Goodreads

Perhaps a good test if a book is really that good is to attempt to review it, say, six months after you've read the same and after you've read a lot of other books in-between. If you can still ... Read full review

All 5 reviews »

Related books

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

JUAN RULFO (1918-1986) was one of Mexico's premier authors of the twentieth century and an important precursor of "magical realism" in Latin American writing.

Margaret Sayers Peden is an American translator and Professor, she is a Missouri native who was born in 1920. One of the leading translators of her time, Peden has translated more than 40 books and has won numerous prizes and grants. In 2007, she collected a variety of Mexican literature to combine and edit the book Mexican Writers on Writing.

Bibliographic information