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Juan Rulfo

Biography

Juan Rulfo was born in Sayula in the state of Jalisco in 1917 (note that he is sometimes erroneously said to have been born in 1918). The family moved to San Gabriel, which would be the basis for Comala in his novel Pedro Páramo (Pedro Paramo: A Novel of Mexico). His mother died in 1927 and, after living briefly with their grandmother, he and his brothers were sent to an orphanage in Guadalajara. He initially registered at the University of Guadalajara but was unable to study because of a student strike. After studying briefly at the University of Mexico he went to work as an immigration agent. He started writing and published a few stories and then went to work for Goodrich-Euzkadi in their publicity department. After publishing El llano en llamas y otros cuentos (The Burning Plain and Other Stories), which had some success, his fellowship at the Centro Mexicano de Escritores was extended. After publication of Pedro Páramo (Pedro Paramo: A Novel of Mexico), he virtually stopped writing, but edited a literary magazine, wrote screenplays and became an accomplished photographer. He subsequently became director of the Instituto Nacional Indigenista till his death from lung cancer in 1986.

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Rulfo, Juan 1918-1986
The Few, The Proud, The Work Of Juan Rulfo 1917 – 1986
Juan Rulfo (in Spanish)
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El silencio de Juan Rulfo (in Spanish)

Bibliography

1953 El llano en llamas y otros cuentos (The Burning Plain and Other Stories)
1955 Pedro Páramo (Pedro Paramo: A Novel of Mexico)
1968 Crónicas de Latinoamérica
1969 El Campo mexicano: el Calpulli
1973 Autobiografía armada
1978 Antología personal
1980 El gallo de oro y otros textos para cine
1982 Para cuando yo me ausente
1986 Donde queda nuestra historia: hipótesis sobre historia regional
1993 En la madrugada y otros relatos
1994 Los cuadernos de Juan Rulfo
1995 El abuelo Cheno y otras historias
2000 Aire de las colinas: cartas a Clara
2001 Voces y silencios
2002 Letras e imagenes