The Plain in Flames

According to Ilan Stavans, the stories' "depth seems almost inexhaustible: with a few strokes, Rulfo creates a complex human landscape defined by desolation. These stories are lessons in morality. . .

The Plain in Flames

Author: Juan Rulfo

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292725836

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Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953). First translated into English in 1967 as The Burning Plain, these starkly realistic stories create a psychologically acute portrait of poverty and dignity in the countryside at a time when Mexico was undergoing rapid industrialization following the upheavals of the Revolution. According to Ilan Stavans, the stories' "depth seems almost inexhaustible: with a few strokes, Rulfo creates a complex human landscape defined by desolation. These stories are lessons in morality. . . . They are also astonishing examples of artistic distillation." To introduce a new generation of readers to Rulfo's unsurpassable literary talents, this new translation repositions the collection as a classic of world literature. Working from the definitive Spanish edition of El llano en llamas established by the Fundación Juan Rulfo, Ilan Stavans and co-translator Harold Augenbram present fresh translations of the original fifteen stories, as well as two more stories that have not appeared in English before—"The Legacy of Matilde Arcángel" and "The Day of the Collapse." The translators have artfully preserved the author's "peasantisms," in appreciation of the distinctive voices of his characters. Such careful, elegiac rendering of the stories perfectly suits Rulfo's Mexico, in which people on the edge of despair nonetheless retain a sense of self, of integrity that will not be taken away.

A Companion to Juan Rulfo

'El Llano en llamas', 'The Plain in Flames' 'El Llano en llamas', first published in
América in 1950, lends its title to the collection and is carefully placed at its centre
despite the fact that it is the least characteristic and most conventional of the ...

A Companion to Juan Rulfo

Author: Steven Boldy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1855663074

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A comprehensive study of the Mexican writer considered one of the finest novelists and short-story writers in 20th-century Latin America.

El Llano Estacado

Fed by strong winds the crackling flames roared off in the night to consume the
adjacent plains . These racing flames created for the Americans a fascinating “
scene of grand sublimity . ” 13 Like Long , Lieutenant Abert and his men clung to
the ...

El Llano Estacado

Author: John Miller Morris

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn

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Using historical writings of early explorers, the author captures the mystery and magic of the great Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains" that begin in West Texas and extend north and west. Particularly amusing is the effort of early railroad surveyors to find underground water at the edge of the Llano (aka the caprock) only to miss one of North America's largest aquifers (the Ogalla) by a matter of miles and in some cases yards.

The National Body in Mexican Literature

... Bad Blood: Bare Life and Exclusion from the Mexican Miracle in Juan Rulfo's
Narrative (1946–1958) Juan Rulfo's (1917–1986) narrative fiction, a collection of
short stories titled El llano en llamas [The Plain in Flames] in 1953, and a novel, ...

The National Body in Mexican Literature

Author: Rebecca Janzen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137543019

Page: 199

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The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican canon that challenges assumptions of State hegemony and national identity. It analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in Mexican literature from 1940 to 1980 in narrative fiction by Vicente Leñero, Juan Rulfo, among others.

Memory in World Cinema

Misterio. Lo lamento, tendré que usar el automatismo y la incoherencia. ... El
nombre es como un lazo. (Jornada II ... Juan Rulfo published his story “Macario”
in his book of short stories El llano en llamas (The Plain in Flames) in 1953.
Though ...

Memory in World Cinema

Author: Nancy J. Membrez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476636443

Page: 277

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Film itself is an artifact of memory. A blend of all the other fine arts, film portrays and preserves human memory, someone's memory, faulty or not, dramatically or comically, in a documentary, feature film or short. Hollywood may dominate 80 percent of cinema production but it is not the only voice. World cinema is about those other voices. Drawn initially from presentations from a series of film conferences held at the University of Texas at San Antonio, this collection of essays covers multiple geographical, linguistic, and cultural areas worldwide, emphasizing the historical and cultural interpretation of films. Appendices list films focusing on memory and invite readers to explore the films and issues raised.

Prisma World News Review

The Tore hopes were raised that the author f El llano en llamas ( The plain in
flames , 953 ) and Pedro Páramo ( 1955 ) would rrite another book , the more
insistent e became that he was not going to pubsh . = " Why don't you write ? "
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Voices of Mexico

These books , while they may not all be instant classics , have all , as critic and
writer Carlos Monsiváis said , put their mark on a generation : El laberinto de la
soledad ( The Labyrinth of Solitude ) , El llano en llamas ( The Plain in Flames ) ...

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Rethinking Juan Rulfo s Creative World

This excerpt from the interview disrupts Ilan Stavans's (one of the translators of
the most recent version of El Llano en ... The Plain in Flames, trans. by Ilan
Stavans and Harold Augenbraum (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012, pp. x-
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Rethinking Juan Rulfo   s Creative World

Author: Nuala Finnegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317196066

Page: 214

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Though primarily known for his haunting, enigmatic novel Pedro Páramo and the unrelenting depictions of the failures of post-revolutionary Mexico in his short story collection, El Llano en llamas, Juan Rulfo also worked as scriptwriter on various collaborative film projects and his powerful interventions in the area of documentary photography ensure that he continues to inspire interest worldwide. Bringing together some of the most significant names in Rulfian scholarship, this anthology engages with the complexity and diversity of Rulfo’s cultural production. The essays in the collection bring the Rulfian texts into dialogues with other cultural traditions and techniques including the Japanese Noh or "mask" plays and modernist experimentation in the Irish language. They also deploy diverse theoretical frameworks that range from Roland Barthes’ work on studium and punctum in photography to Henri Lefebvre’s ideas on space and spatiality and the postmodern insights of Jean Baudrillard on the nature of the simulacrum and the hyperreal. In this way, innovative approaches are brought to bear on the Rulfian texts as a way of illuminating the rich tensions and anxieties they evoke about Mexico, about history, about art and about the human condition.

Masterplots

At present only two books compose his total literary production : El Llano en
Llamas ( The Valley in Flames ) , a collec - tion of short stories , and Pedro
Páramo , a novel . Since 1955 he has remained silent , maintaining in retirement
from the ...

Masterplots

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Mexican Life

... Páramo " -whose film version by Miguel Barbachano has been postponed
several times -- and especially of " El Llano ... not allow himself to be surprised ;
he continues to be the humble salesman who , over the plain in flames .
continues to ...

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Literary Cultures of Latin America a Comparative History Institutional modes and cultural modalities

El llano en llamas ( 1953 ; The Plain in Flames and Pedro Páramo ( 1955 ) by
Juan Rulfo ( 1918 – 1986 ) , Varia Invención and Confabulario ( 1949 and 1952 ;
Confabulario and Other Inventions ) by Juan José Arreola ( 1918 – 2001 ) , Balún
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Literary Cultures of Latin America   a Comparative History  Institutional modes and cultural modalities

Author: Mario J. Valdés

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195175417

Page: 716

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In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. Comprised of signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature.

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Juan Rulfo made himself known in 1953 with his collection of short stories El
llano en llamas ( The Plain in Flames ) ; Carlos Fuentes conquered the public
and the critics in 1958 with La región más transparente ; with Gustavo Sainz ...

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The World and Its Peoples Mexico

El Indio entitled El llano llamas ( The is the best known of these novels , Plain in
Flames ) 1953 and the novel and was awarded the 1935 national Pedro Parámo
( 1955 ) . Francisco prize for literature . Tario ( 1911 ) and Juan José Social ...

The World and Its Peoples  Mexico

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