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

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.

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

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.

Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century

“Santiago metro,” a series of vignettes that continue Huellas del siglo, is
structured around the names of metro stops that ... We would be eating an /
alphabet soup / God / EL LLANO / all night I walk in flames / tongues of paradise /
with you.

Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century

Author: Jill S. Kuhnheim

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292705982

Page: 211

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"This is a major book for the field of contemporary Latin American poetry, original in its scope, depth, and breadth.... It is a showcase of recent currents of expression in Latin America." —Jacobo Sefamí, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Irvine 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.

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.

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). When questioned
 ...

Narrative Irony in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Author: Jonathan Tittler

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501743694

Page: 211

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"As a narrative device, irony in the Latin American novel has been treated before in a rather fragmented, non-systematic way. It needed a cohesive study based on close textual examination of several major novels. Professor Tittler has done just that and done it well. This book is the best and most comprehensive study of the ironic mode that we have."-Myron I. Lichtblau, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Syracuse University In this book Jonathan Tittler explores some of the many possibilities that the concept of irony holds for literary criticism. Identifying irony as a characteristic property of Spanish-American fiction, Tittler offers close readings of seven important novels: Carlos Fuentes' The Death of Artemio Cruz, Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo, Manuel Puig's Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Guillermo Cabrera Infante's Three Trapped Tigers, Mario Vargas Llosa's Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Julio Cortazar's A Manual for Manuel, and Isaac Goldemberg's The Fragmented Life of Don Jacobo Lerner. Tittler begins with a comprehensive review of existing theories of irony, in all of which the concept of narrative distance plays a major role. Next he proposes his own innovative model for critical reading made up of two basic forms of irony, which he terms "static" and "kinetic." He then applies the model systematically to his readings of the texts-four in the static mode, and three in the kinetic, linguistically self-conscious mode. Tittler concludes by reflecting on the relationship between irony and the novel, asserting that in the light of actual events in Spanish America, the novels themselves, and the critical discourse in which they are evoked, may be regarded as ironic phenomena.

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

ISBN:

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.

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 ...

Hispanic Literature Criticism  Lorca to Zamora

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 9780810393769

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.

Rulfo El Llano en Llamas

The title story ' El llano en llamas ' is set in the period of the Mexican Revolution
proper , some ten years before the ... Rodriguez Alcalá points out his moral
indifference as he watches the plain , covered with ripe corn , burst into flames (
16 , p .

Rulfo  El Llano en Llamas

Author: William Rowe

Publisher: Grant & Cutler

ISBN:

Page: 84

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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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Cyclopedia of World Authors ODE Z

His first work , El Llano en Llamas ( The Valley in Flames ) , a collection of fifteen
short stories that take place in the rural setting of the Jalisco State , was greeted
as a remarkable and original piece of fiction , because of its depth in the complex
 ...

Cyclopedia of World Authors  ODE Z

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1973

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Voices of Mexico

... put their mark on a generation : El laberinto de la soledad ( The Labyrinth of
Solitude ) , El llano en llamas ( The Plain in Flames ) , Pedro Páramo , La región
más transparente ( The Most Transparent Region ) and Casi el paraíso ( Almost ...

Voices of Mexico

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Massacre in Mexico

... in El llano en Llamas ( The Plain in Flames ) , published by El Fondo de
Cultura Económica In prison we ' ve learned the real meaning of the word
solidarity : students , teachers , and many other people have continually shown
us what it ...

Massacre in Mexico

Author: Elena Poniatowska

Publisher: Viking Books

ISBN:

Page: 333

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Now available in paper is Elena Poniatowska's gripping account of the massacre of student protesters by police at the 1968 Olympic Games, which Publishers Weekly claimed "makes the campus killings at Kent State and Jackson State in 1970 pale by comparison."

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

Author: Frank Northen Magill

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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 ...

Mexican Life

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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

View: 464

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.