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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

Gioia, Dana and R. S. Gwynn, eds. The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction: Stories and Authors in Context. New York: Longman, 2001. Used with permission of Dana Gioia.

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

Thiel, Diane. “Octavio Paz: My Life with the Wave” in An Introduction to Fiction. Gioia, Dana, and X. J. Kennedy, eds. New York: Longman, 1999.


Writers: David Kipen, Erika Koss, Dan Brady, and Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts

Graphic Design: Fletcher Design/Washington, DC

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