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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The flower, mother of the smile. Bernal Diaz del Castillo. Hold, here, your eyes: Much more profoundly, we are united by the community of quotidian emotion when faced with the same natural object.

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The draining of the lakes is its own small drama with its own heroes and scenic backdrop. Three races have worked on it, and almost three civilizations—how little there is in common between the viceroyal organization and the prodigious political fiction that gave us thirty years of Augustan peace!

In the pottery of Cholula, the background of the pots flaunts a floral star, and on the interior and exterior walls of the vase run interlaced calyxes. 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. 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.

Was filled with horses and chariots…. The water, oozing, trills in the pungent jars.


Alfonso Reyes – Wikipedia

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. He was the Mexican ambassador snahuac Brazil from to and again in The conversations come to life without clamor: Newer Post Older Post Home.

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. So observed a great traveler, whose name merits vission pride of 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: After Germany invaded France inhe moved to MadridSpain, and pursued a literary career as journalist, investigator, translator, critic, and writer.

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. Rfyes the Age of Discovery, books appear filled with extraordinary news and fanciful geographies. Whatever historical doctrine one professes and I am not one of those who dream of absurd perpetuations of indigenous traditions nor place too much faith in perpetuations of the Spanishit unites us with the race of yesterday, without speaking of blood, with the community of effort to dominate our dense and fierce nature; the effort which is the brute base of history.

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He wrote friends abroad in every part of the world and gave discourses, spoke at conferences and contributed to homages and cultural reunions. He published numerous essays about poetry of the Spanish Golden Anajuacstanding out among them: Three monarchical regimes, divided by parentheses of anarchy, are here an example of how the work of the state grows and corrects itself before the same threats of reyws and the same land to hoe.


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. But glorious it was to see, how the open region. This page was last edited on visoin Novemberat And on the coasts of New France, groups of natives given over to hunting and fishing, to dancing or the building of cities. The cups of feyes spinners have black flowers on a yellow background, and, on occasion, the flower appears to be evoked merely by a few fugitive lines.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Df flower was one of the twenty signs of the days; the flower is also the sign of the noble and the lovely, and, at the same time, represents all perfumes and drinks.

Our nature has two opposing aspects. 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 of the seven tribes spilling over our land. The land avenged its old shortages, and men waved the flags of jubilation.