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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)

Works Cited

Fuentes, Carlos. Myself with Others: Selected Essays. 1988. New York: Noonday Press, 1990.

Hernández, Jorge F. ed. Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2008.

Paz, Octavio. "In Search of the Present." Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates 1986-2006. New York: The New Press, 2007.

Acknowledgments

Writer: Jorge F. Hernández

Series Editor: Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts

Image Editor: Dan Brady for the National Endowment for the Arts

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