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Juan Rulfo (1918–1986)

Mexican writer who was important in the development of the "magic realism" school of Latin-American fiction. As a child growing up in the rural countryside, he witnessed the horrors of the later Cristero uprisings of 1926-29. His family of prosperous landowners lost a considerable fortune. When moved to Mexico City, Rulfo worked for a rubber ... See full bio »


(age 67) in Mexico City, Mexico

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Known For

Talpa Writer
The Golden Cockerel
Pedro Páramo
Pedro Páramo Writer


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 2014 Macario (Short) (writer) (completed)
 2002 Paso del norte (Short) (story)
 2000 La caponera (TV Series) (short story el gallo de oro - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... (short story el gallo de oro)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (short story el gallo de oro)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (short story el gallo de oro)
 1995 Un pedazo de noche (Short) (story)
 1992 Rulfo aeternum (story)
 1991 Agonia (Short)
 1991 Ecos de una memoria (Short) (story)
 1991 La cuesta de las comadres (Short) (story)
 1991 Luvina (Short) (story)
 1991 Nepomuceno juanito (Short) (story)
 1991 Un pedazo de noche (Short) (story)
 1986 El imperio de la fortuna (story "El gallo de oro")
 1985 Diles que no me maten (story)
 1984 Tras el horizonte (Short) (story)
 1982 Talpa (Short) (story)
 1981 Pedro Páramo (novel)
 1981 El gallo de oro (TV Series) (novel - 1981)
 1978 El hombre (Short) (story)
 1978 Pedro Páramo (novel)
 1976 Que esperen los viejos (Documentary short)
 1975 ¿No oyes ladrar los perros? (original fable)
 1973 Diles que no me maten (Short) (story)
 1972 El rincón de las vírgenes (story "Anacleto Morones" - uncredited)
 1967 Pedro Páramo (novel)
 1964 The Golden Cockerel (story)
 1963 Paloma herida (writer)
 1960 El despojo (Short)
 1956 Talpa (story)
 1956 Tambien ellos tienen ilusiones (Documentary short)
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He is the father of director Juan Carlos Rulfo.

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