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Sun, Stone, and Shadows

Sun, Stone, and Shadows

by Jorge F. Hernández

The temples and gods of pre-Columbian Mexico are a pile of ruins, but the spirit that breathed life into that world has not disappeared… Being a Mexican writer means listening to the voice of that present, that presence.


Temple of El Castillo in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico (Copyright Mark Segal/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Libros de algunos autores de Sol, piedra y sombras

Arreola, Juan José. Obras. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1995.

Fuentes, Carlos. Agua quemada. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980.

Castellanos, Rosario. A Rosario Castellanos Reader: An Anthology of Her Poetry, Short Fiction, Essays, and Drama. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1988.

Paz, Octavio. El laberinto de la soledad. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1958.

Rulfo, Juan. El llano en llamas. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1953.

Antologías sobre ficción mexicana

En Inglés

Allende, Isabel, et al. A Necklace of Words: Short Fiction by Mexican Women. Fredonia, NY: White Line Press, 1997.

Appelbaum, Stanley. Mexican Short Stories/Cuentos mexicanos. A Dual-Language Book. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2008.

Silverman, Beatrice. Passages: Short Stories. Bloomington, IN: 1st Library Books, 2004.

Stavans, Ilán. Prospero’s Mirror: A Translator’s Portfolio of Latin American Short Fiction. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, Bilingual Edition, 1998.

Swanson, Phillip. Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

En Español

Alatriste, Sealtiel. Cuentos mexicanos. Antología. México: Alfaguara, 2006.

Beltrán, Rosa. Los mejores cuentos mexicanos 2006. México: Joaquín Mortiz, 2006.

Millán, María del Carmen. Antología de cuentos mexicanos, 1 y 2. México: Editorial Nueva Imagen, 1977.

Monsiváis, Carlos. Lo fugitivo permanece. México: Ediciones Cal y Arena, 1990.

Rulfo, Juan, from Los cuadernos de Juan Rulfo (1994), transcriptions of his writing notebooks, presentation by Clara Aparicio de Rulfo, transcribed by Yvette Jiménez de Báez. Ed. México: Ediciones Era, 1994.

Traven, B. Canasta de cuentos mexicanos. México: Selector, 2000.

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