Paso Del Norte
University of Texas Press, 1967 - Fiction - 147 pages
A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and his collection of short stories El llano en llamas (1953), translated as a collection here in English for the first time. In the transition of Mexican fiction from direct statements of nationalism and social protest to a concentration on cosmopolitanism, the works of Rulfo hold a unique position. These stories of a rural people caught in the play of natural forces are not simply an interior examination of the phenomena of their world; they are written for the larger purpose of showing the actions of humans in broad terms of reality.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bluepigeon - LibraryThing
The stories in El Llano en Llamas are perhaps described best as "la literatura de la tierra." Some are haunting, some bizarre, and some a bit too long. Rulfo incites a desperate, sparse mood, where ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RebecaDarklight - LibraryThing
“El Llano en Llamas” (“The burning plain”) is a collection of tales about life, poverty, treason and death. Rulfo captured with precision the harsh and raw rural life of the people of his hometown ... Read full review