Bio Élmer Mendoza Born in Culiacán, Mexico, in 1949, Élmer Mendoza is considered one of the greatest representatives of the so-called narcoliterature. He holds an honorary PhD from the Universidad…
presented by Javier Ferrer Calle
“Vine a Comala porque me dijeron que acá vivía mi padre, un tal Pedro Páramo”. This famous line is the beginning of one of the best novels of Mexican literature, Pedro Páramo (1955), by Juan Rulfo. A quote that draws the first brushstrokes of that enigmatic and sonorous topography that represents Comala. A mythical space where whispers and gloomy voices sketch the nature of Rulfo’s universe.
But beyond this fictional landscape, Comala also becomes a symbol of the Mexican collective imagination. Thus, our objective in the podcast Encounters in Comala is to travel, decipher and try to understand some of the cultural, political and social particularities of the Mexican geography through a quarterly meeting with some of the most important contemporary voices of literature and cinema in Mexico.