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Juan Rulfo
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    (May 16, 1917-January 7, 1986)
    Born in Apulco, Jalisco, Mexico
    Full name was Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno
    Co-founded the literary journal Pan (1944)
    Wrote 'The Burning Plain and Other Stories' (1953), 'Pedro Párano' (1955), and 'The Golden Rooster' (1980)
    Awarded the Xavier Villaurrutia Award (1955), Prince of Asturias Award in Literature (1983), and Manuel Gamio Award (1985)
    Director of the editorial department of the National Institute for Indigenous Studies (1962-86)
    Died of pulmonary emphysema in Mexico City
    His birth place is ambiguous; some sources cite Sayula while others state that he was registered there.
    He inaccurately gave his birth year as 1918 when entering the National Military Academy, where his uncle was director, and it has stuck in many sources ever since.
    He attended the National Military Academy for only three months.
    He dropped out from the National Autonomous University of Mexico after studyung law for a short time.
    'Pedro Párano' was initally met with poor critical reception and sold only two thousand copies during the first four years after its publication.
    It took around 22 to 24 years for 'The Golden Rooster' to get published.
    When 'The Golden Rooster' was finally published, it suffered from sloppy editing, so a second edition was needed to correct its mistakes. (2010)
    He named his three sons after himself, though they have different middle names.
    The Mexican Revolution and the cristero rebellion financially destroyed his family.
    His father and two uncles were assassinated. (1923)
    His mother died of a heart attack, leaving him under the care of his grandmother. (1927)
    He initially tried to attend the University of Guadalajara, but couldn't due to a strike. (1933)
    He has been praised for his incorporation of magic realism into a cohesive narrative of his experience of Mexican history, which popularized magic realism in Latin American literature.
    Gabriel García Márquez credited 'Pedro Párano' as inspiration for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'.
    In addition to his literary accomplishments, he was also a successful amateur photographer who exhibited more than 6,000 photographs at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. (1980)
    He was a fan of William Faulkner.

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