Juan Rulfo
Grove Press, New York, 2010; originally published 1955, Spanish, English
ISBN: 9780802133908

Set in the village of Comala, Mexico, Pedro Páramo blurs the line between realism and surrealism while connecting the story of a man’s search for his father with the story of his father’s love for an independent woman. Inspired by the story, photographer Josephine Sacabo created the series “The Unreachable World of Susana San Juan: Homage to Juan Rulfo,” which is often incorporated into the book.

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Shashi Caan

Storytelling at its best, this brilliant book simultaneously stimulates the imagination and intellect. The narrative flattens dimensional time and human existence, while seamlessly flip-flopping between the real and the surreal. It also provides a view into an aspect of the psyche of the uniquely Mexican/Latin imagination.

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