Pedro Páramo (Paperback)
"One of the best novels in Hispanic literature, and in literature as a whole."--Jorge Luis BorgesThe highly influential masterpiece of Latin American literature, now published in a new, authoritative translation, and featuring a foreword by Gabriel Garc a M rquezA masterpiece of the surreal that influenced a generation of writers in Latin America, Pedro P ramo is the otherworldly tale of one man's quest for his lost father. That man swears to his dying mother that he will find the father he has never met--Pedro P ramo--but when he reaches the town of Comala, he finds it haunted by memories and hallucinations. There emerges the tragic tale of P ramo himself, and the town whose every corner holds the taint of his rotten soul. Although initially published to a quiet reception, Pedro P ramo was soon recognized as a major novel that has served as a touchstone text for writers including Mario Vargas Llosa and Jos Donoso. Now published in a new translation from the definitive Spanish edition by celebrated Rulfo scholar Douglas J. Weatherford, and featuring a foreword by Gabriel Garc a M rquez, this new edition of the novel cements its place as one of the seminal literary texts of the twentieth century.