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“Juan Rulfo is our most important author.” — Yuri Herrera, author of Signs Preceding the End of the World
“Among contemporary writers in Mexico today , Juan Rulfo is expected to rank among the immortals.” — The New York Times Book Review
The legendary title novella from one of Mexico’s most influential writers is published here in English for the first time on the 100th anniversary of his birth. This lost masterwork, collected with his previously untranslated stories, marks a landmark event in world literature.
Juan Rulfo (1917-1986), Mexico’s most important and influential author of the twentieth century, received numerous awards in his lifetime, including the esteemed Cervantes Prize, and his work served as the literary precursor of “magical realism.”