Author: Victor Jimenez
Binding: rustic pasta
Year of publication: 2017
This essay by Víctor Jiménez examines the trace of two European authors in Rulfo's narrative work. There are many echoes of Rilke and Broch in the stories of “El Llano en llamas” and the novel “Pedro Páramo”. Apparently trivial passages from these narratives have antecedents in the poetry of Rilke and in the novel The Death of Virgil, by Herman Broch.
The two parts of the volume thus contribute to the location of Rulfo's canonical work within a map of readings prior to its formulation. These glimpses into your reading career will set a precedent for similar exercises.