A Companion to Juan Rulfo (Hardcover)

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A Companion to Juan Rulfo (Hardcover)

By Steven Boldy, Steven Boldy (Contribution by)


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A comprehensive study of the Mexican writer considered one of the finest novelists and short-story writers in 20th-century Latin America.

Juan Rulfo, 1917-1986, is one of the three greatest writers of twentieth-century Mexico together with Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz. A Companion to Juan Rulfo is the most comprehensive modern study of Rulfo. The first sections situate his life and work in the historical and political context of the Mexican Revolution and Cristero Wars and within the interlinking currents of specifically national and wider Western literary and cultural traditions.Later sections offer detailed analyses of the short stories, El Llano en llamas, the novel Pedro P ramo, the novella El gallo de oro and of Rulfo's substantial photographic work, the importance of which has only recently been grasped. Throughout the study the focus is to bring into a productive dialogue the different dimensions of Rulfo's texts: the materiality of his hauntingly strange poetic prose, the disturbing instability of meaning and identity, the alienation caused by violence and injustice.

Steven Boldy is Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Cambridge.
Product Details ISBN: 9781855663077
ISBN-10: 1855663074
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Publication Date: July 21st, 2016
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Monografias a