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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)

The Sun, Stone, and Shadows Audio Guide is provided in two parts. Part one is about the short story "My Life with the Wave," written by Octavio Paz and read here by Tony Plana. Part two features "Chac-Mool" by Carlos Fuentes and is read by the author. Both episodes are narrated by Dana Gioia.
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Audio Guide


Part One - My Life With the Wave by Octavio Paz (23:46)

Part Two - Chac-Mool by Carlos Fuentes (29:13)

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