JUAN RULFO (1918-1986) was one of Mexico's premier authors of the twentieth century and an important precursor of "magical realism" in Latin American writing. A prominent writer, editor, and translator, Harold Augenbraum is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. He has published six books on Latino literature.
"You can read Rulfo's slight but dense body of work in a couple of days, but that represents only a first step into territories that are yet to be definitively mapped. Their exploration is one of the more remarkable journeys in literature." * The Guardian *