Vision de Anahuac is an evocation of the artistic image of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan Mexico, or as it appeared in to the eyes of the Spanish. Visión de Anáhuac es un escrito central en la obra de Alfonso Reyes ( ), pero difícil de definir: ensayo minucioso y sutil, canto nacional, breve tratado. Vision de anahuac (Spanish Edition) [Alfonso Reyes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Los nueve ensayos reunidos en este libro son.

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An obligatory object of praise in the Old World, it inspires Chateaubriand’s verbal effusions. The flower, mother of the smile. But over the course of centuries, man will contrive to drain away the waters, working like a beaver, returning to the valley its own terrible anahuca He left a left a legacy of work as a translator Laurence SterneG. The principal material for studying the artistic representation of plants in America is found in the monuments of culture that flowered in the valley of Mexico immediately before the conquest.

And on the coasts of New France, groups of natives given over to hunting and fishing, to dancing or the building of cities. These plants, protected by thorns, announce that nature here is not, like in the south or on the coasts, abundant in saps or nourishing vapors. In the same way, a defined scheme is used to represent the tree: He was the Mexican ambassador to Brazil from to and again in In he was named the Mexican commission secretary ” Francisco del Paso y Troncoso “, the same year that Cantar de mio Cid was put to prose.

Alfonso Reyes

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times. For the professional basketball player, see Alfonso Reyes basketball.

The historical age in which the conquistadors arrived proceeded precisely from the rain of flowers that fell on the heads of men at the end of the fourth cosmic sun. The desiccation of the valley has been going on from to He published numerous essays about poetry of the Spanish Golden Agestanding out among them: See the footprints of African life, beneath the traditional palm tree next to the squat straw hut, always smoking; men and beasts of other climes, minute and detailed scenes, exotic plants and imagined islands.


The chatter is a delicious music. Retrieved from ” https: After Germany invaded France inhe moved to MadridSpain, and pursued a literary career as journalist, investigator, translator, critic, and writer. One, the virgin jungle anhuac America, so long-sung it is hardly worth describing. Before a great assembly overseen by the Viceroy vison the Archbishop, the sluices were opened: He wrote friends abroad in every part of the world and gave discourses, spoke at conferences and contributed to homages and cultural reunions.

The land avenged its old shortages, and men waved the flags of jubilation. We would surprise them if we were to speak of an American Castile higher than Spain’s, more harmonious, surely less bitter however much they are broken by enormous mountains instead of by hills, where the air glitters like a allfonso and enjoys perennial autumn.

The cries of parrots, the thunder of waterfalls, the savage eyes of beasts! This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat He was more interested in the aesthetics of Benedetto Croce.

Nagualli: Alfonso Reyes, from “Vision of Anáhuac, ,” trans. Carina del Valle Schorske

The conversations come to life without clamor: The water, oozing, trills in the pungent jars. The most quintessential vision of our nature is in the regions of the central highlands: When the makers of the desert finish their labors, the social catastrophe erupts. Reyes was reinstated in the diplomatic service in The American traveler is condemned to hear the same question from Europeans: The Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges referred to Reyes as “the greatest prose writer in the Spanish language of any age”.

Three monarchical regimes, divided by parentheses of anarchy, fision here an example of how the work of the re grows and corrects itself before the same threats of nature and the visoon land to hoe. However, they are currently experiencing issues in downloading content.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Ecstatic before the cactus with its eagle and its serpent—the happy essence of our country—they heard the bird’s prophetic voice promising them refuge on those hospitable lakes. Like the spirit of disaster, the vengeful water spied over the city; troubling the dreams of that cruel and petty people, sweeping clean its flowering stones; lying in wait, blue eye open, for its brave bastions. In the sharp outlines of the illustrations, fruit and leaf, stem and root, are abstract forms, their clarity undisturbed by color.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I know not how to describe it. One time vosion was presented with an offer to teach, but he rejected it too. We also seek the flower, nature, and the landscape of the valley in the indigenous poetry.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ryes writing offers the most varied and abundant material.

It also arises from the blood of sacrifice, and crowns the hieroglyph for oratory. History, obliged to discover new worlds, overflows its classical channel, and so political fact cedes its post to ethnographic discourse and to the picture-painting of civilizations. At their feet, in a mirage of crystals, the picturesque city spread out, emanating from the temple, so that its radiant streets extended the corners of the pyramid. From the bosom of the impressionistic clouds, a fat-cheeked Aeolus blows, indicating the course of the winds—the constant guardian of the sons of Ulysses.

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