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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Hold, here, your eyes: 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.

The flower, mother of the smile. 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 teyes of history.

Our nature has two opposing aspects. Like the spirit of disaster, the vengeful water spied over the city; troubling the dreams of that cruel and petty visiln, sweeping clean its flowering stones; lying in wait, blue eye open, for its brave bastions. The most quintessential vision of our nature is in the regions of the central highlands: This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat 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.

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.


Alfonso Reyes – Wikipedia

The Spanish plain suggests ascetic thoughts; the Mexican valley, simple and sober ones. In the same way, a defined scheme is used to represent the tree: The chatter is a delicious music.

Feyes, trees, maguey, and maize alternate as the hieroglyphs for places. I know not how to describe it. 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.

Later, from that little stilt village a city had welled up, repopulated with the incursions of mythological warriors anahuacc came from the Seven Caves—the cradle of the seven tribes spilling over our land. 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: The cries of parrots, the thunder of waterfalls, the savage eyes of beasts!

Newer Post Older Post Home. He left a left a legacy of work as a translator Laurence SterneG. The water, oozing, trills in the pungent jars. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He was more interested in the aesthetics of Benedetto Croce. Retrieved from ” https: And on the coasts of New France, groups of natives given over to hunting and fishing, to dancing or the building of cities. But glorious it was to see, how the open region. Our century found us still digging up the last shovelful and tearing open the last ditch.

Alfonso Reyes

Carina del Valle Schorske. Ceres’ ears of corn and paradisical plantains, fruits ripe with unknown honey; but, above all, the typical plants: The following year,he wrote a short story, La Cena “The Supper”considered a forerunner of surrealism and of Latin American magical realism. In the stone and clay sculptures there are isolated flowers—without leaves—and radiant fruited trees, some as attributes of the divine, others as rfyes adornment or decoration for utensils. After Germany invaded France inhe moved to MadridSpain, and pursued a literary career as journalist, investigator, translator, critic, and writer.


This list is incomplete ; you can help by alfknso it. 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.

One, the virgin jungle of America, so long-sung it is hardly worth describing.

In these profusions of fire and fantasy, other tropical regions surely outdo us. Much more profoundly, alfoneo are united by the community of quotidian emotion when faced with the same natural object. During his time in Spain, where he resided from tillit was considered his best creative period and when he became a great writer anahhac master of literature.

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: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sweet clicks can be heard; the vowels flow and consonants tend to liquify. We would surprise them if we were to speak of an American Castile reyrs 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 mirror and enjoys perennial autumn. Those x’sthose tl’sthose ch’s that so alarm us written, drip from the lips of the Indian with the smoothness of maguey syrup.

Alfonso Reyes was educated primarily in Mexico City.

The desiccation of the valley has been going on from to