By Carlos Fuentes
Un clásico de l. a. genuine narrativa en español, por uno de los autores fundamentales de los angeles literatura mexicana contemporánea: Carlos Fuentes.
Cuatro personajes que viajan en automóvil de México a Veracruz se ven obligados a pernoctar en Cholula, donde visitan una pirámide que parece ocultar secretos, y donde aflorarán los más oscuros secretos de cada uno...
El Domingo de Ramos de 1965 cuatro personajes inician un viaje hacia Veracruz y se detienen en Cholula, ciudad de las pirámides aztecas. En el laberinto de sus galerías se internarán las dos parejas, como en un descenso a los infiernos, que concluirá con una tragedia ritual inesperada.
Ficción overall en palabras del propio autor, Cambio de piel indaga en el mito del México prehispánico y en el holocausto europeo a través de l. a. memoria de sus protagonistas para decirnos que, en definitiva, todas las violencias son l. a. misma violencia.
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In the end, Congress compromised by ratifying the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to achieve two ends: the cession by Mexico of half its territory, but with the barest guarantees regarding the citizenship and property rights of the Mexican people living in those lands, two-thirds of whom lived in New Mexico. –Mexico War lay in the breakaway of Texas from the Mexican Republic. S. state eleven years later, Mexico did not abdicate its claim over the territory until its legislature ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.
The Mexican Problem and the Outbreak of War The acquisition of northern Mexico, and especially of New Mexico, as an American colony raised thorny questions of inclusion and exclusion in the American nation and polity. These questions led elite Euro-Americans to engage in conversations about the racial character of American citizenship and of national belonging more generally. S. declaration of war against Mexico and about the ratification of the peace treaty that ended the war. The core issue, both for pro-war Democrats and for anti-war Whigs, was the “Mexican problem”: what was to become of the more than 115,000 Mexicans who lived in the conquered lands?
33 In short, the volunteer army was seen as the hallmark of a republican government. 35 In particular, it served to bring white ethnics and new European immigrants into the American fold. In her study of American popular literature and the Mexican War, Shelley Streeby identifies the central role that pro-war patriotism played in uniting Euro-Americans of diverse ethnic backgrounds. ”36 Moreover, the war’s grass-roots popularity made it harder to criticize. ”37 Ironically, the anti-war argument (made mostly by Whig congressmen in the northeast)—that the war was unjustified and hypocritical in that it involved a republic seeking its own colonies—was undercut by the promotion of the war as one fought by volunteer soldiers who performed democracy by their act of enlisting.
Cambio de piel (Penguin Clásicos) by Carlos Fuentes