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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Retrieved from ” https: These stories of a rural people caught in the play of natural forces are not simply an interior examination of the phenomena of their world; they are written for the larger purpose of showing the actions of humans in broad terms of reality.

The revolution began against a background of widespread dissatisfaction with the elitist and oligarchical policies of…. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. My part of it I’ve cursed.

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Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. The one who gave you your name. To say I felt myself transported back to the time of distant relatives sounds overly sentimental. But the night wind dried his sweat. There was a problem with your submission. University of Texas Press- Mexico – pages. Another story is about a band of guerrillas fleeing from the army’s forces, only to be picked off later by vengeful Indians. La noche que lo dejaron solo in Spanish online [22].


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. Lucatero begins the story by cursing the women who have come to visit him saying: A large red moon that filled their eyes with light and stretched and darkened its shadow over the earth. Even if there was water, I wouldn’t let you down to drink. Somehow your body got filled with evil instead of affection.

Many, indeed, are short-short stories in deceptively elemental language and narrative technique; yet all have a sharp impact on the reader Because it’s now very late at night they must’ve turned out the lights in the town. Your mother had to give you water, because you’d finished all her milk.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the story “We’re Very Poor,” a rural family barely survives a massive flood that takes with it a cow that the father had hoped might someday attract a worthy suitor for his year-old daughter.

Contemporary Fiction Short Story Books. Even he had the bad luck to run into you.


There’s nobody to help me lift you up again, and I can’t do it alone. The Burning Plain and other Stories First edition.

The Burning Plain | Introduction & Summary |

Because you were her son. Originally published in Spanish in the s with the title El Llano en LlamasRulfo’s collection of 15 short stories takes place across a brutally rugged terrain in the years after the Mexican Revolution of We’ve passed the hill.

The final version of the collection has seventeen short stories. His feet began to swing loosely from side to side. I remember taking a copy of The Burning Plain with me to Mexico when I was researching some of the material for my own novel. It was a single reeling shadow. Mexican short story collections short story collections Juxn of Texas Press books.

The “Burning Plain” and Other Stories

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The popular language is artistically developed and the life of the peasant appears representative of an archetype of neglect, at the margins of folklore. The Burning Plaina collection of short stories one of the same name by Juan Rulfopublished in