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9780802133908

Pedro Paramo

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802133908

  • ISBN10:

    0802133908

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-03-10
  • Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services, Inc.

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Beseeched by his dying mother to locate his father, Pedro Paramo, whom they fled from years ago, Juan Preciado sets out for Comala. Comala is a town alive with whispers and shadows - a place seemingly populated only by memory and hallucinations. Built on the tyranny of the Paramo family, its barren and broken-down streets echo the voices of tormented spirits sharing the secrets of the past. First published to both critical and popular acclaim in 1955, Pedro Paramo represented a distinct break with earlier, largely "realist" novels from Latin America. Rulfo's entrancing mixture of vivid sensory images, violent passions, and inexplicable sorcery - a style that has come to be known as "magical realism" - has exerted a profound influence on subsequent Latin American writers.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Susan Sontag
Pedro Paramo
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