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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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 17, Owlseyes rated it liked it Shelves: Their symbolism placed them on the frontier between the physical and supernatural realms, as intermediaries with the gods. The narrator is a friend of 40 year old Filiberto, a man found dead, drowned in Acapulco.

The diary is the major source for the reconstruction of the story: The diary tells the narrator that the secretary had bought an Aztec statue called Chac Mool he had this hobby of collecting them which he took to his old house. Me paralizaban los dos ojillos, casi bizcos muy pegados a la nariz triangular. Friendly first, the creature tells old stories of plants, deserts and equatorial rains to Filiberto…but it will become demanding, …slapping the house owner,…threatening him to kill him with a thunder ray.

Soon Filiberto will become a prisoner of this creature who leaves at night to catch cats and dogs for his subsistence. Filiberto fears the creature may become human. Maybe it depends on water to survive. Now that Filiberto is dead, he’s believed. A mild dark story with some interesting reflections on Mexico’s distant and more recent past.


Los Aspectos de caridad, amor y la fuenhes mejilla, en cambio, son rechazados. Aug 14, Rebeca rated it it was amazing. In my opinion the best that Carlos Fuentes wrote. Sep 06, Isabel Hernandez rated it it was amazing.

Dec 09, Pardis rated it it was ok. It really is a basic and simple story which Fuentes tells about the importance of the regions and tradiciones of Mexico.

The story is about the statue called Chac Mool who is the god of rain. And the end of the story the statue will become a human by sacrificing another. During the story Fuentes writes about his beliefs, his ideas about life about religion Christian which is normal. Donde ocurren las cosas sobrenaturales en un a It really is a basic and simple story which Fuentes tells about the importance of the hcac and tradiciones of Mexico.

Donde ocurren las cosas sobrenaturales en un ambiente real. Jun 09, Octavio Martin rated it it was amazing.

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Feb 20, Caitlin Catlos added it. Feb 04, Chqc F. Genial obra literaria; es un homenaje al arte mexicano muy bien narrado y con excelente trama. Nov 10, Patricia Villamil rated it really liked it. This short story is a powerhouse. A delight for the senses. The best 30 minutes I have spent recently. Dec 18, Emiliano Marley rated it it was amazing. Aug 14, Natalia: Mar 08, Isabella rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 10, Juan Cacho rated kool really liked it.

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Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated carloz English and other languages. Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican.

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Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhood he lived in Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago, and Buenos Aires. In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until He was married to film star Rita Macedo from tillalthough he was an habitual philanderer and allegedly, his chwc – which he claimed include film actresses such as Jeanne Moreau and Jean Seberg – brought her to despair.

The couple ended their relationship amid scandal when Fuentes eloped with a very pregnant and then-unknown journalist named Silvia Lemus. They were eventually married. Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in and served in London, Paris as ambassadorand other capitals.

“Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes

In he resigned as ambassador to France in protest over the appointment of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, tuentes president of Mexico, as ambassador to Spain. Books by Carlos Fuentes. Trivia About Chac Mool. No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Chac Mool. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.