Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 23 of 23

Thread: Juan Rulfo: Pedro Páramo

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    828

    Default Re: Juan Rulfo: Pedro P?ramo

    So, I was doing a little tallying of top ten favorite books lists from 200 of the most reputable contemporary Spanish and French language writers at a different thread. And I came upon this little surprise, adding up those writers' votes, the top 5 best books are:

    1 Marcel Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu, 61 times mentioned
    2 Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 34 times
    3 James Joyce, Ulysses, 21 times
    4 Homer, Iliad and Odyssey, 20 times; and
    5 Juan Rulfo, Pedro Paramo, 16 times.

    To give you an idea, none of Shakespeare's works or Dickens' novels made it to the top 25, neither did George Elliot, or Jane Austen.

    If I were you, I'd run, not walk, to the nearest bookstore and buy Pedro Paramo to see what all the fuss is about.
    To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations, such is a pleasure beyond compare.
    Yoshida Kenko

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    1,677

    Default Re: Juan Rulfo: Pedro P?ramo

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleanthess View Post
    If I were you, I'd run, not walk, to the nearest bookstore and buy Pedro Paramo to see what all the fuss is about.
    Do that, if you haven't read it yet.
    Jayan



  3. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Juan Rulfo: Pedro P?ramo

    About to re-read Pedro Paramo for Halloween/Dia de los Muertos--Rulfo's novella is my all-time favorite ghost story. If you've never read it, this is the perfect time of year to do so.

Similar Threads

  1. Juan Goytisolo
    By Stewart in forum Writers
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-Jun-2017, 12:28
  2. Juan Gelman
    By Daniel del Real in forum Writers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2014, 00:09
  3. Juan Mars
    By Stewart in forum Writers
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-Feb-2011, 21:59
  4. Juan Benet
    By adaorardor in forum Writers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2008, 19:55

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •