This story by Juan Rulfo – “No Dogs Bark” – is simple and short, but don’t let that fool you. Like a great piece of music or an abstract painting, much of what you take away from reading Rulfo’s work depends upon what you bring to it.
For more information about Rulfo and some deeper insight into his work, I strongly suggest reading the materials at the following links:

BBC article about Juan Rulfo

Info about Juan Rulfo at Mexconnect

Summary and Analysis of “No Dogs Bark”

The assignment can be found at our Google Classroom page.

Here is a copy of the short story:

• No Dogs Bark Text

Finally, here is another short story by Rulfo you may find interesting:

• It’s Because We’re So Poor