Fiction Book Club: "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo, trans. by Douglas J. Weatherford

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The Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, translated by Douglas J. Weatherford on Tuesday, May 14th, 2023 at 7:30pm.

The highly influential masterpiece of Latin American literature, now published in a new, authoritative translation, and featuring a foreword by Gabriel García Márquez

A masterpiece of the surreal that influenced a generation of writers in Latin America, Pedro Páramo is the otherworldly tale of one man's quest for his lost father. That man swears to his dying mother that he will find the father he has never met--Pedro Páramo--but when he reaches the town of Comala, he finds it haunted by memories and hallucinations. There emerges the tragic tale of Páramo himself, and the town whose every corner holds the taint of his rotten soul. Although initially published to a quiet reception, Pedro Páramo was soon recognized as a major novel that has served as a touchstone text for writers including Mario Vargas Llosa and José Donoso. Now published in a new translation from the definitive Spanish edition by celebrated Rulfo scholar Douglas J. Weatherford, and featuring a foreword by Gabriel García Márquez, this new edition of the novel cements its place as one of the seminal literary texts of the twentieth century.

Juan Rulfo (1918-1986) was born in Sayula, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. His collection of short stories, The Burning Plain, and Pedro Páramo established him as a major literary figure in Latin America.

 

 

Pedro Páramo By Juan Rulfo, Douglas J. Weatherford (Translator), Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juan Rulfo, Douglas J. Weatherford (Translator), Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802160935
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2023

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 7:30pm

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Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657