“Moving bodies generate this system. They create, supposedly, some justification to play this market out.”
The author’s first novel is set in Mexico City, but its themes of violence, grief, and solitude are truly global.
The nth volume of interviews by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist gathers fourteen conversations with surviving luminaries of an era of Mexican culture that in hindsight is nothing short of magnificent, despite its under-recognized or somewhat forgotten status abroad.
Urban planning and the Edenic garden, from Cicero to Borges; and universal knowledge and the public library, from Boulee to Kalach’s own soaring Vasconcelos Library.
Rulfo is renowned for his fictional accounts of campesinos living in the wake of the Mexican Revolution, and although he published only a few books in his lifetime, he received Mexico’s National Prize for Literature in 1970 and Spain’s Premio Cervantes in 1985.