Juan Preciado promises his dying mother that he will search for
his father, Pedro Páramo. He goes back to the village Comala whence his mother
fled many years ago. Comala turns out to be an abandoned village, only
populated by memories and mirages. Whispering and murmuring voices ecco in the
empty streets and the voices reveal fractured secrets from the past - and most
of all the story of a tyrant who has ruled with a heavy hand.
Gabriel García Márquez says about Pedro Páramo: Never since the
shocking night when I read Metamorphosis by Kafka has a book affected me in
Jorge Luis Borges: Pedro Páramo is one of the best novels in
Spanish literature and in world literature as a whole.
Susan Sontag: Rulfo’s novel is not only one of the masterpieces
of the 20th century, it is also the novel which has had the most effect on
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