Photographs by Josephine Sacabo. Text by Juan Rulfo.
University Of Texas Press, Austin, 2002. 176 pp., 49 color illustrations, 8x10".
Josephine Sacabo has distilled the elusive world of Mexican novelist Juan Rulfo into a series of images that explore the physical and emotional landscape of his classic tale of love and death. Rulfo has been hailed as an important precursor to the literary style of "magical-realism" and Sacabo uses his semi-fantastical story as the starting point for her own imagery. This new translation is the fifth volume in the outstanding Witliff Gallery series on Southwestern and Mexican photographers, bringing together Rulfo's words and Sacabo’s photographs in a perfect marriage. Other titles in the series include Small Deaths, by Kate Breakey (Cat# UT111H $65), Ezekiel's Horse, by Keith Carter (Cat# UT107H $50), and The Edge of Time, by Mariana Yampolsky (Cat# UT103H $24.95).