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Pedro Páramo

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As one enters Juan Rulfo's legendary novel, one follows a dusty road to a town of death. Time shifts from one consciousness to another in a hypnotic ... Show synopsis

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KBreda

Pedro Paramo

by KBreda on Sep 7, 2008

In this 1955 novella, a young man, Juan Preciado, promises his dying mother that he will find his father, the Pedro Páramo of the title, and claim his birthright. Juan has no independent memories of his father. His mother fled her abusive and loveless marriage shortly after Juan?s birth and raised him ... More

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A Town of Ghosts

by rejoyce on Aug 3, 2007

As a promise to his dying mother, Juan Preciado returns to Comala to visit his father Pedro Paramo only to find a town inhabited by ghosts. The novel becomes a kind of chorale of voices and orchestration of sounds not unlike Woolf's The Waves. Considered one of the finest Latin American fiction writers ... More

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