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Pedro Páramo (Wittliff Gallery Series) Hardcover – November 1, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
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Top Customer Reviews
Pedro Paramo, the son of failing landowners, was consumed with love for Susana San Juan. This intense passion lasted a lifetime. Eventually, Pedro's aging father and family died, and Susana moved away. Alone and lonely, he assumed control of the estate and unscrupulously did whatever he had to, fair and foul, to amass a fortune and build his empire.Read more ›
And one more thing: while most Latin American famous writers talk about lush tropical sceneries populated by exotic, wild people with an over-the-top language full of colorful images, Rulfo uses a reworked, concise, precise and dry language to paint sad, desperate, fussy tales of opression, violence, solitude. But oh he writes so well.
Juan Preciado comes to Comala looking for his estranged father, Pedro Paramo. In this town, the dead and the alive mingle together and talk, the epochs overlap. Bit by bit we are told a violent and dark story, with somber and convoluted characters. In the end it is a tale of war, perversion, solitude and other themes common to Latin American literature, but seen from a very unusual perspective. And Rulfo reveals as an extremely self-demanding author: every sentence is worked and reworked to utter perfection. Read it, it's magical.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hated it at first because it was so complicated but once you figured out the pattern and the story it is so interesting because of its atypical way of writingPublished 21 hours ago by Amazon Customer
It is uncharacteristic of me not to finish reading a book, but at about the hallway point I gave up on Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Paramo. Read morePublished 23 days ago by David Curry
My review at the bottom but.....please do not review if.....
- you did not enjoy the book because your Spanish is not that great (why give it a bad review for your lack of... Read more
This is, and it will stay a legendary book for ever. Juan Rulfo's book did not die. He will live for ever. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Djuro Zrilic
I was required to read this book for class, so I didn't care for the actual story. But the book served its purpose and shipping was quick.Published 5 months ago by Don
I bought this book because I am learning Spanish. I also bought the English translation. I saw one review that said that this is written in old Spanish which I think may be true. Read morePublished 6 months ago by dmarkdw
Parts of this book I really enjoyed, but there were others bits where I lost the thread. I tracked down "Pedro Paramo" because I wanted to understand more about where... Read morePublished 8 months ago by keetmom