This book is short, 124 pages, and a quick read.
I reread the book a few years later, in Spanish, and was able to appreciate, first-hand, the authors skillful, nuanced use of language.
Having recently read the original Spanish version it will be interesting to compare the translation on my next reading of this book.
"Nothing can last forever; there is no memory, however intense, that does not fade."
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Came marked throughout with junior-high (?) student notes ranging from the basic to the inane, highlights bleeding through page, student drawings.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mirgast
My son's English teacher recommended this book to my son this past year because he was interested in how death is treated in literature as a senior thesis topic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GCG
Far beyond any other in latin american and spanish literature, Rulfo remains the giant. This is a weird and beatiful story of a man who went into a village looking for his father. Read morePublished 2 months ago by rick artdefoy
I bought this book a long time ago and had forgotten about it. I was taking Spanish classes at a University. I read both the English and Spanish versions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Denise M Cruickshank
Good book, interesting and leaves you guessing and discussing more and more. Great literature to read for fun or to use in an adult classPublished 3 months ago by katrina
I truly enjoyed this novella, and highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys magical realism. It's a haunting read, to be sure.Published 3 months ago by Tasia