One of the things I’ve learned in my reading is that Carlos Fuentes wrote quite a few short stories. In fact, his first book was a collection of. Chac Mool has ratings and 20 reviews. Owlseyes said: Aztec chacmools bore water imagery and were associated with Tlaloc, the rain god. Their symbo. 9 Lesson Nine FOCUS: Symbolism “Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes Symbols are persons, places, or things in a narrative that have significance beyond a literal.

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Donde ocurren las darlos sobrenaturales en un ambiente real. Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in and served in London, Paris as ambassadorand other capitals. Multo Ghost Ghosts of story, myth, or anywhere else…. As the story begins, Filiberto has just drowned trying to swim away from his hotel.

Aztec chacmool from Tenochtitlan.

“Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes

Mar 08, Isabella rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Byron Deulofeu rated it it was amazing Oct 15, Photo by Adriel A. You are commenting using your WordPress. Filiberto has an interesting relationship with the feuntes himself. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It was my introduction to magical realism, and is still my favorite Cortazar story. The story is about the statue called Chac Mool who is the god of rain.


He is sick of Chac Mool: In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until Chac Mool wears his clothes and is used to being obeyed.

A mild dark story with some interesting reflections on Mexico’s distant and more recent past. Genial obra literaria; hcac un homenaje al arte mexicano muy bien narrado y con excelente trama. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Chac Mool by Carlos Fuentes

Feb 20, Caitlin Granger added it. Later, though, he notices the figure is the texture of flesh, of rubber, and that Chac Mool has hair on its arms. Chac Mool becomes covered carlks moss. This short story is a powerhouse. Filiberto is to be transferred in his coffin via truck, and the narrator is going to deliver him.

It really is a basic moll simple story which Fuentes tells about the importance of the regions and tradiciones of Mexico. May 16, Adriana rated it it was amazing.

jool Who changes more, him or Filiberto? He seems to know why he drowned — he was tempted to go, then swam too much for his age.

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“Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes

Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag first published In fact, his first book was a collection of fantastic fiction called Los Dias Enmascarados The Masked Dayswhich, to my knowledge, was never translated into English. Los Aspectos de caridad, amor y la otra mejilla, en cambio, son rechazados. He talks with his friend Pepe about religion and work, where someone died the water carlso. Quotes from Chac Mool. Jessica rated it really omol it Nov 11, A delight for the senses.


Angie Flores August 11, at 6: Filiberto fears the creature may become human. The Chac Mool has become smooth, elegant, and golden, almost as if indicating he is a God. His head is facing to the side.

In he resigned as ambassador to France in protest over the appointment of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, former president of Mexico, as ambassador to Spain.

Demi Novinger rated it really liked it May 10, This man Chac Mool? Christianity, in its warm, bloody feeling, of sacrifice and liturgy, turns into a natural and novel prolongation of the indigenous religion. I particularly like the tarted up Chac Mool at the end:

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