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The Golden Cockerel

The Golden Cockerel

Author: Juan Rulfo
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Description: Considered one of the leading writers of the 20th century, credited with influencing the works of other Latin American authors including Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Rulfo won Mexico's National Prize for Literature in 1970 and was awarded the Cervantes prize in 1985 for his accomplishments.Though it was written as a novel, The Golden Cockerel made its first appearance as a film, and won the Mexican Cinema Journalists' Silver Goddess award in 1965.


Review: "To read Rulfo's stories is to inhabit Mexico and, in the process, to have Mexico inhabit you." - Oscar Casares, NPR"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." - Chris Power, The Guardian"Rulfo, through his photographs and his books, seems to be saying, Look! See! This world is here before us, it lacerates us with the anguished and ill-fated weight of its tangible reality. Come look!" - BOMB Magazine"My profound exploration of Juan Rulfo's work was what finally showed me the way to continue with my writing." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez"The only Mexican novelist who has given us an image-instead of just a description-of our landscape." - Octavio Paz"A necromancer who is as surefooted among the dead as the living, the peerless Mexican legend Juan Rulfo made into book-flesh the elusive smoke and fire of his country, where the surreal is everyday, and the everyday is surreal: to read him is to imbibe Mexico. The legendary title novella - published here in English for the first time on the 100th anniversary of his birth - is a lost masterwork... The Golden Cockerel offers us the full balance of work by the author of Pedro Paramo: enough said."-Barbara Epler, TANK Magazine"El gallo de oro and Rulfo's short stories are not inhabited by living corpses, instead of living beings that die when they die and are born when they're born... The novel had not been published when I was in my teens. It can be read as a fable of the power of the powerless, and the rotten one of the powerful-even when their roots belong to the powerless. It has many other readings. The novel has gone wild in my mind." -Carmen Boullosa, author of Texas: The Great Theft"There is an exquisite sense of tension in the stories and novels of Juan Rulfo. The earthly and the ghostly are interwoven throughout." -Dylan Brennan, author of Blood Oranges"Acollection of neglected gems and quirky B-sides." - Henry Zhang, Times Literary Supplement"A text that is refreshing and diverse... Descriptions of the cockfights and La Caponera's mariachi band evoke aspects of Mexico's particular, vibrant culture, but as Weatherford points out in his introduction, there is a timelessness and geographical homogeneity that infuses all of Rulfo's writing, allowing him to capture a universal quality that speaks to readers across generations and across borders." - Nozomi Saito, Asymptote Journal"Rulfo's work is at its core about people who do their best to unburden themselves of the stories they never stop telling." - Peter Orner, The Rumpus"His is a text in which meaning is subsumed into an architecture of shadows and whispers, and into the ebb and flow of the vernacular." - Suhayl Saadi, The Independent"Far from the simple imitative realism of earlier Latin American novels, his essentialist work is on the level of myth and archetype." - Rockwell Gray, The Chicago Tribune"[Rulfo's] work is built on an intricate lattice of time and space, but it doesn't seem planned so much as grown, something natural, inevitable, efficient, and effortless. All its paradoxes are innate." - Jim Lewis, Slate"Octavio Paz has said that Juan Rulfo 'is the only Mexican novelist who has given us an image-instead of just a description-of our landscape.' By the same token we could say that Josephine Sacabo is the only photographer who has given us an image of that most elusive of landscapes conceived by Juan Rulfo-Cosala." - Buenos Aires Herald"...This is a book that is valuable in itself for its expression of the narrative talent of Juan Rulfo...Apart from the first images, which are truly cinematic and serve to introduce the protagonist...the reader soon forgets that he is reading a storyline written for the cinema." - Evodia Escalante, Casa Del Tiempo"The work of Juan Rulfo is not only the highest expression which the Mexican novel has attained until now: through Pedro Paramo we can find the thread that leads us to the new Latin American novel." - Carlos Fuentes (on Pedro Paramo)"His is a text in which meaning is subsumed into an architecture of shadows and whispers, and into the ebb and flow of the vernacular." - Suhayl Saadi, The Independent (on Pedro Paramo)"[Rulfo's] work is built on an intricate lattice of time and space, but it doesn't seem planned so much as grown, something natural, inevitable, efficient, and effortless. All its paradoxes are innate." - Jim Lewis, Slate (on Pedro Paramo)"A simplicity and profundity worthy of Greek tragedy ... Wuthering Heights located in Mexico and written by Kafka" - The Guardian (on Pedro Paramo)"What is remarkable about these sketches is that the characters are rendered with deep honesty; their faults are highlighted, celebrated in a way that is reminiscent of Chekhov's peasants." - Publishers Weekly (on The Plain in Flames)"As a masterclass in the short story, The Burning Plain is a joy, but it is also a vivid historical document of a terrible and remote historical era." - Andy Thatcher, The Short Review (on The Burning Plain)"The feeling that one gets while reading is of a smoky, dark night filled with suspicious shadows hiding still darker secrets that pour out of the words and sentences of the stories." - Bhupinder Singh, A Reader's Words (on The Burning Plain)"A vivid, brutal depiction of life in Mexico... a literary gem." - Unabridged Bookstore Â�To read Rulfo's stories is to inhabit Mexico and, in the process, to have Mexico inhabit you." Â� Oscar Casares, NPR"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." Â� Chris Power, The GuardianÂ�Rulfo, through his photographs and his books, seems to be saying, Look! See! This world is here before us, it lacerates us with the anguished and ill-fated weight of its tangible reality. Come look!" Â� BOMB MagazineÂ�My profound exploration of Juan Rulfo's work was what finally showed me the way to continue with my writing." Â� Gabriel Garcia MarquezÂ�The only Mexican novelist who has given us an imageÂ�instead of just a descriptionÂ�of our landscape." Â� Octavio PazÂ�Rulfo's work is at its core about people who do their best to unburden themselves of the stories they never stop telling." Â� Peter Orner, The RumpusÂ�His is a text in which meaning is subsumed into an architecture of shadows and whispers, and into the ebb and flow of the vernacular." Â� Suhayl Saadi, The IndependentÂ�Far from the simple imitative realism of earlier Latin American novels, his essentialist work is on the level of myth and archetype." Â� Rockwell Gray, The Chicago TribuneÂ�[Rulfo's] work is built on an intricate lattice of time and space, but it doesn't seem planned so much as grown, something natural, inevitable, efficient, and effortless. All its paradoxes are innate." Â� Jim Lewis, Slate"Octavio Paz has said that Juan Rulfo 'is the only Mexican novelist who has given us an imageÂ�instead of just a descriptionÂ�of our landscape.' By the same token we could say that Josephine Sacabo is the only photographer who has given us an image of that most elusive of landscapes conceived by Juan RulfoÂ�Cosala." Â� Buenos Aires Herald"...This is a book that is valuable in itself for its expression of the narrative talent of Juan Rulfo...Apart from the first images, which are truly cinematic and serve to introduce the protagonist...the reader soon forgets that he is reading a storyline written for the cinema." Â� Evodia Escalante, Casa Del Tiempo"The work of Juan Rulfo is not only the highest expression which the Mexican novel has attained until now: through Pedro Paramo we can find the thread that leads us to the new Latin American novel." Â� Carlos Fuentes (on Pedro Paramo)Â�His is a text in which meaning is subsumed into an architecture of shadows and whispers, and into the ebb and flow of the vernacular." Â� Suhayl Saadi, The Independent (on Pedro Paramo)Â�[Rulfo's] work is built on an intricate lattice of time and space, but it doesn't seem planned so much as grown, something natural, inevitable, efficient, and effortless. All its paradoxes are innate." Â� Jim Lewis, Slate (on Pedro Paramo)Â�A simplicity and profundity worthy of Greek tragedy ... Wuthering Heights located in Mexico and written by Kafka" Â� The Guardian (on Pedro Paramo)Â�What is remarkable about these sketches is that the characters are rendered with deep honesty; their faults are highlighted, celebrated in a way that is reminiscent of Chekhov's peasants." Â� Publishers Weekly (on The Plain in Flames)Â�As a masterclass in the short story, The Burning Plain is a joy, but it is also a vivid historical document of a terrible and remote historical era." Â� Andy Thatcher, The Short Review (on The Burning Plain)Â�The feeling that one gets while reading is of a smoky, dark night filled with suspicious shadows hiding still darker secrets that pour out of the words and sentences of the stories." Â� Bhupinder Singh, A Reader's Words (on The Burning Plain)


 


 


Author Biography: Juan Rulfo (1917-1986) was one of Mexico's premier authors of the twentieth century and an important precursor of "magical realism" in Latin American writing. Rulfo received Mexico s National Prize for Literature (Premio Nacional de Literatura) in 1970, was elected to the Mexican Academy of Language (Academia Mexicana de la Lengua) in 1980, and received the Cervantes Prize (Premio Cervantes), the highest literary award in Spanish, in 1985. Rulfo suffered from lung cancer in his final months and died on January 7, 1986 at his home in Mexico City. Douglas J. Weatherford graduated from BYU in 1988 (B.A. Spanish), served in the Persian Gulf War as a linguist, & after returning received his PhD in Latin American Literature at Penn State University. He has been a professor at BYU since 1995 & currently serves as Head of the Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures Section."


Promotional Information: Galleys mailing to all major review outlets as well as alternative review sources in November 2016Mexican Embassy in DC and their Consulates in local markets to sponsor the first author public appearances in the US planned for festivals, bookstores, and universities throughout in early fall 2016 in conjunction with the Americas Society, the Instituto Cervantes, and Literal Magazine.First serial rights targeting The Paris Review, the New Yorker, The Guardian, Literal Magazine, Texas Monthly, McSweeney's, the White Review; One Story, Guernica, Tin HousePrint publicity targeting literary journals and newspaper book sectionsPromotion on LibraryThing, Goodreads, Riffle, and other social reading websitesPromotion on the publisher's website (deepvellum.org), Twitter feed (@deepvellum), and Facebook page (/deepvellum)Promotion in the publisher's e-newsletterPromotion at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP), Texas Book Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival, the American Literary Translators Association Conference, Book Expo America, Dallas Book Festival, and Bay Area Book Festival.Publicity targeting The New Inquiry, The Millions, Full-Stop, The Nervous Breakdown, HTMLGIANT, Three Percent, The Literary Saloon, the Quarterly Conversation, and morePrint and digital advertising in select literary journals and magazines and on their websites, such as The American Reader, Granta, The Rumpus, The White Review, A Public Space, Little Star, The Coffin Factory, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Electric Literature, Music & Literature, and others


 
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