9. The Legacy of Juan Rulfo: A Celebration

Saturday, June 3 | 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Culture
  • International
  • Literary

Mauro Javier Cardenas, Enrique Chagoya, Cristina Rivera Garza, Guadalupe Nettel, and Aura Xilonen, moderated by Jane Ciabattari

Gabriel Garcia Marquez compared him to Sophocles in terms of influence. Susan Sontag wrote that Juan Rulfo’s single novel, ‘Pedro Páramo,’ is “one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century world literature.” Jorge Luis Borges called the novel a work of genuis. And yet Juan Rulfo, mantled as the father of magic realism, is much less well known than the many writers who have looked to him for inspiration. What made Rulfo so extraordinary, and how has his influence reverberated throughout world literature? On the 100th anniversary of Rulfo’s birth in Jalisco, Mexico, this international panel of writers and artists, moderated by Jane Ciabattari, Vice President/Online of the National Book Critics Circle, introduces Rulfo to new readers and celebrates his legacy.

BAMPFA - Barbro Osher Theater

Book signing information: Barbara and Gerson Bakar Atrium, right outside the theater

the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and the State of Jalisco