The return of Coatlicue: Mexican nationalism and the Aztec past

  title={The return of Coatlicue: Mexican nationalism and the Aztec past},
  author={Jean Franco},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies},
  pages={205 - 219}
  • Jean Franco
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Tucked in at the end of Raimundo Lida’s Letras hispánicas is a story by Rubén Darı́o that was first published in the Diario de Centro-America in l9l5 with the title ‘Huitzilipoxtli’ (Lida, 1958: 301–6). Set in Mexico, during the Revolution, the first-person narrator is a journalist who has been given safe conduct to travel in the areas controlled by Pancho Villa. His travelling companions are a North American citizen, John Perhaps, and a certain Reguera, a colonel and priest who had supported… CONTINUE READING
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