Ciudad de México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Serie: Ediciones especiales; 134), 2023. First Edition. Paperback. 411p., tables, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #82588
Fernando Curiel explains in the prologue to this selection: “Much, and well, the varied, polyhedral, athena work of Alfonso Reyes has been anthologized.
Here we have leaned towards the axis of the movement of his life; for its expensive themes; for the autobiographical memory that will occupy his final years.” Indeed, this new proposal for reading Reyes (1889-1959) takes us by the hand through the world map of a top writer of Latin American literature, from his childhood in Monterrey, through his personal and creative journeys through France and Spain, their landings in Argentina and Brazil, until the return home and the intelligent longing for ancient Greece. Navigating these texts (prose and poetry) opens new routes for enjoying the work of the author of Vision of Anáhuac.