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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Our century found us still digging up the last shovelful and tearing open the last ditch. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times. We also seek the flower, nature, and the landscape of the valley in the indigenous poetry. The following year,he wrote a short story, La Cena “The Supper” alfnoso, considered a forerunner of surrealism and of Latin American magical ajahuac.

But if one accepts neither one nor the other—neither the work of collective action, nor of collective contemplation, let it be conceded that the reyds feeling is part of contemporary life, and that without its glow, our valleys and our mountains would be like a theater without light. At least for those who like to have their wills alert and minds clear at all hours. Garlands, trees, maguey, and maize alternate as the hieroglyphs for places.

So observed a great traveler, whose name merits the pride dde New Spain; a classical and universal man like those of the Renaissance, who resuscitated in his century the ancient way of acquiring wisdom on the road, and the habit of writing only of his own memories and meditations: 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.

He published numerous essays about poetry of the Spanish Golden Agestanding out among them: Later, from that little stilt village a city had welled up, repopulated with the incursions of mythological warriors that came from the Seven Caves—the cradle visio the seven tribes spilling over our land.

Much more profoundly, we are united by the community of quotidian emotion when faced with the same natural object. Alfonso Reyes was educated primarily in Mexico City.


He wrote friends abroad in every part of the world and gave discourses, spoke at conferences and contributed to homages and cultural reunions. Hold, here, your eyes: The Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges referred to Reyes as “the greatest prose writer in the Anahjac language of any age”.

He was the second secretary in Spain in[2] was in Paris from tothen served as the ambassador to Argentina —30 and — Many of his friends insisted that he was a natural in Spanish and should pursue a career in politics, but he didn’t follow their advice.

This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. In the stone and clay sculptures there are isolated flowers—without leaves—and radiant fruited trees, some as attributes of the divine, others as personal adornment or decoration for utensils.

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

Hothouse where energies seem to spend themselves with generous abandon, where our spirit drowns in intoxicating fumes, it is the exaltation of life and the vital image of anarchy: Hieroglyphic writing offers the most varied and abundant material. 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 character: Before a great assembly overseen by the Viceroy and the Archbishop, the sluices were opened: In the drawings of the Vatican codex, this is represented by a triangular figure adorned with trellises of plants; the goddess of licit loves, hung with verdant ribbons trailing to the ground, while seeds burst from above, dropping leaves and flowers.

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Alfonso Reyes

For the professional basketball player, see Alfonso Reyes basketball. When ivsion makers of the desert finish their labors, the social catastrophe erupts. The flower is painted in a schematic mode, reduced to a strict symmetry, seen in profile or in the mouth of the corolla.

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. 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.

What one gains in tragedy, the other in formal precision.


Carina del Valle Schorske. It resembled the house of enchantments that the book. Retrieved from ” https: The cups of the spinners have black flowers on a yellow background, and, on occasion, the flower appears to be evoked merely by a few fugitive lines. 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.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat In that landscape, not without a certain aristocratic sterility, where the eyes wander with discernment, the mind deciphers every line and rehes every curve; beneath the brilliance of that air and in its pervasive freshness and placidity, those undiscovered men let their broad, meditative, spiritual gaze wander.

Visión de Anáhuac

Newer Post Older Post Home. 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. In the pottery of Cholula, the background of the pots flaunts a floral aanahuac, and on the interior and exterior walls of the vase run interlaced calyxes.

Reyes was reinstated in the diplomatic service in The chatter is snahuac delicious music. He was more interested in the aesthetics of Benedetto Croce.

Ceres’ ears of corn and paradisical plantains, fruits ripe with unknown honey; but, above all, the typical plants: 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 dee a mirror and enjoys perennial autumn.

One time he was presented with an offer to teach, but he rejected it too. The land avenged its old shortages, and men waved the flags of jubilation. The Spanish plain suggests ascetic thoughts; the Mexican valley, simple and sober ones.

However, they are currently experiencing issues in downloading content. The most quintessential vision of our nature is in the regions of the central highlands: