A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Paramo (). The Burning Plain by Juan Rulfo Translated by George D Schade. University of Texas Press (Spanish ) Paperback First Collection. A major figure in the history of post-Revolutionary literature in Mexico, Juan Rulfo received international acclaim for his brilliant short novel Pedro Pá ramo.

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The Burning Plain and Other Stories consists of fifteen pieces ranging from brief anecdotes, casual incidents that remind one of ‘happenings’ in pop art, to short stories.

When he was free, he heard the dogs barking everywhere. The revolution began against a background of widespread dissatisfaction with the plaln and oligarchical policies of….

He hunched his body over, then straightened up to stumble on again. Burnimg reader does not discover this until midway through the story, however.

Saturday Review and Houston Post. Jian must be near now. To say I felt myself transported back to the time of distant relatives sounds overly sentimental.

These stories of a rural people caught in the play of natural forces are not simply an interior examination burnning the phenomena of their world; they are written for the larger purpose of showing the actions of humans in broad terms of reality. You’ll have to stand it. Views Read Edit View history. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Thank You for Your Contribution! It reminded me of the real life stories of my Tio Nico.


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To read Rulfo’s stories is to inhabit Mexico and, in the process, to have Mexico inhabit you. They were all killed. From that time on I said, ‘That one cannot be my son. And you can’t see Tonaya, or hear any plaun that would tell us it is close. With difficulty he unpried his son’s fingers from around his neck. There was the moon. Sound recording of reading.

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The “Burning Plain” and Other Stories

And over the dry sweat, he sweated again. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. He had carried him all this way. Post-revolutionary scenes in Llano Grande in the state of Jalisco overcome the rural limitations of these tales about the Mexican Revolution.


I said, ‘Let the blood I gave him rot in his kidneys: I’ve cursed the blood you got from me. Less and less all the time. Jalisco buurning, estado statewest-central Mexico.

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Written like a monologue, where an orphaned town idiot named Macario describes in his flowing narrative a few of the special aspects of his everyday life. You woke up hungry and ate and went back to sleep. The son up there was illumined by the moon. But then, two things happened on my way to becoming a reader in my early 30s: None of the books I read growing up came close to the real-life stories my uncle, Tio Nico, used to tell me — like the story from the s where the Texas Rangers almost shot his cousin dead along the border; or the one from the s when Indians kidnapped my great-great-grandfather in northern Mexico and brought him to this side of the Rio Grande.