El Llano in Flames

El Llano in Flames

These stories have the quality of an oral testimony to harsh years and are delivered in a spare and exquisite voice.

Author: Juan Rulfo

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ISBN: 0995632014

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Page: 216

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For a writer so reserved in what he saw into print, Juan Rulfo has had a disproportional influence on writers of literature, in Spanish and beyond, on a par with Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez. His single story collection, El Llano in flames, provides a pithy and moving expression of life in central and western Mexico in the decades following the Revolution. These stories have the quality of an oral testimony to harsh years and are delivered in a spare and exquisite voice. This new translation by Stephen Beechinor marks the first time this masterpiece of Latin American literature has been made available to English-language readers beyond North America since the book was first published in Spanish in 1953.
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The Plain in Flames

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. . .

Author: Juan Rulfo

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292743858

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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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.
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A Companion to Juan Rulfo

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 ...

Author: Steven Boldy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781855663077

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Page: 218

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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.
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Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century

Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century

“Santiago metro,” aseries of vignettesthat continue Huellas del siglo,isstructured
around the namesofmetro stops that carry us through the space of the city. ...
soup / God / EL LLANO / all night I walk in flames /tonguesof paradise / with you.

Author: Jill Kuhnheim

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292788411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Has poetry lost its relevance in the postmodern age, unable to keep pace with other forms of cultural production such as film, mass media, and the Internet? Quite the contrary, argues Jill Kuhnheim in this pathfinding book, which explores how recent Spanish American poetry participates in the fundamental cultural debates of its time. Using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, Kuhnheim engages in close readings of numerous poetic works to show how contemporary Spanish American poetry struggles with the divisions between politics and aesthetics and between visual and written images; grapples with issues of ethnic, national, sexual, and urban identities; and incorporates rather than rejects technological innovations and elements from the mass media. Her analysis illuminates the ways in which contemporary issues such as indigenismo and Latin America's postcolonial legacy, modernization, immigration, globalization, economic shifts toward neoliberalism and informal economies, urbanization, and the technological revolution have been expressed in—and even changed the very form of—Spanish American poetry since the 1970s.
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The National Body in Mexican Literature

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, ...

Author: Rebecca Janzen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137543011

Category: Social Science

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.
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Memory in World Cinema

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 ...

Author: Nancy J. Membrez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476636443

Category: Performing Arts

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Prisma World News Review

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 ? "
people ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018374162

Category: Developing countries

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The Latino Body

The Latino Body

Canonical narratives such as Agustín Yáñez's Al filo del agua (1947, translated
as The Edge of the Storm), Carlos ... in his El llano en llamas (1967, The Plain in
Flames), to name but a few, were all unable to consolidate a diasporic Mexican ...

Author: Lazaro Lima

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814752142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 231

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The Latino Body tells the story of the United States Latino body politic and its relation to the state: how the state configures Latino subjects and how Latino subjects have in turn altered the state. Lázaro Lima charts the interrelated groups that define themselves as Latinos and examines how these groups have responded to calls for unity and nationally shared conceptions of American cultural identity. He contends that their responses, in times of cultural or political crisis, have given rise to profound cultural transformations, enabling the so-called “Latino subject“ to emerge. Analyzing a variety of cultural, literary, artistic, and popular texts from the nineteenth century to the present, Lima dissects the ways in which the Latino body has been imagined, dismembered, and reimagined anew, providing one of the first comprehensive accounts of the construction of Latino cultural identity in the United States.
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Voices of Mexico

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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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172141422855

Category: Latin America

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Narrative Irony in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Narrative Irony in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Jorge Ayala Blanco ( Mexico : Era , 1980 ] ) , his only other fiction published
outside of periodicals is the highly lauded short - story collection The Plains in
Flames ( El llano en llamas ] ( Mexico : Fondo de Cultura Económica , 1953 ) .

Author: Jonathan Tittler

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ISBN: UOM:39015010525536

Category: Irony in literature

Page: 210

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Categories: Irony in literature

Spanish American Literature

Spanish American Literature

JUAN RULFO ( 1918 ) molded regional life with its landscapes , its names , its
words and its situations of innocence , crime , adultery , and death - in his short
stories The Plain in Flames ( El llano en llamas , 1953 ) , notable because of the
way ...

Author: Enrique Anderson Imbert

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173003911461

Category: Spanish American literature

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Mexican Life

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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ISBN: MINN:31951001914887I

Category: Mexico

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Ante

Ante

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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ISBN: UCSC:32106020414444

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

El Llano Estacado

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 ...

Author: John Miller Morris

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn

ISBN: UVA:X004145142

Category: History

Page: 414

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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.
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Creative Camera

Creative Camera

The house in flames Juan Rulfo is known as the author of El llano. AUG / SEPT
1990 30.

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ISBN: UVA:X001931030

Category: Photography, Artistic

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Categories: Photography, Artistic

Hispanic Literature Criticism Lorca to Zamora

Hispanic Literature Criticism  Lorca to Zamora

The Great Zoo , and Other Poems by Nicolás Guillén ( Guillen ) See El gran zoo “
Patty ” ( Quintana ) 2 : 1061 “ Pauis ... 50 , 57-8 A Place without Boundaries (
Donoso ) See El lugar sin límites The Plain in Flames ( Rulfo ) See El llano en ...

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 081039376X

Category: Hispanic American literature

Page: 1417

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Hispanic literature criticism presents a selection of the best criticism of works by major Hispanic writers of the past one hundred years.
Categories: Hispanic American literature

Mariano Azuela as Thinker and Writer

Mariano Azuela as Thinker and Writer

In the novel Juanito and Esperanza set fire to the new del Llano building and
watch the flames , absorbed , while Villa ' , men gallop through the town . In the
dramatio version the ending is even noro symbolic . Someone else seto fire to the
del ...

Author: Robert Edmund Luckey

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010286859

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Page: 864

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Images of Mexico

Images of Mexico

... Halffter and Moncayo , and photography by Walter Reuter , the movie is very
successful at the box - office Books published : Rulfo , El llano en llamas ( The
Plain in Flames ) ; Owen , Obras , Alfonso Caso , El pueblo del sol ( The Sun
People ) ...

Author: Dallas Museum of Art

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018267424

Category: Art, Mexican

Page: 442

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Categories: Art, Mexican