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La Semana De Colores, by Elena Garro – A Review

As he is fleeing he finds a man on the side of the road and tells him everything. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Dde Margarita to free herself of her husband, to do what she wants to do, is the way to break with the last years of history and return at once to the past and the future.

Yet she has to wait for him in the home of her husband in Mexico City and even tells him about the Indian, which makes him think she is crazy.

An example of the latter is Perfecto Luna where a man who was so overcome with guilt about killing a friend and disposing of the body parts in the adobe of his home he begins to hear him everywhere. The story, of course, shows the classest and racist attitudes of the rich woman, but it dwells more on how those fears become self fulfilling. The stories in La semana range in style from magical realism to stories of criminal twist.


If Es la culpa de las tlazcaltecas masterfully blends the magical and the historical, some of the other stories are not quite as well rounded and tend towards a mix of peasants and ghosts or peasants and crime that is tiring. In the house she is a prisoner; outside she is free.

La semana de colores is not one of those books, although the story Es la culpa de las tlaxcaltecas It Is the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas is quite famous.

While these stories were written in before Magical Realism became the dominant style, at this point to read stories about ghosts or devils or superstitious people who believe in them seems to insult the characters. Perfecto Luna like other stories has several elements that run ed many of the stories and grow gargo little tedious: She has been called the most important Mexican woman writer after Sor Juana, but for the most part her importance has dimmed over time so that only two books are in print in English.

Throughout the story Margarita shifts between these two realities: Skip to content Elena Garro is not well known in the English speaking world, or if known, she is unfortunately known as the wife of Octavio Paz. This site uses cookies. Garro tells the story of a woman who meets an Indian on the side of the road.

Post garrro not sent – check your email addresses! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Finally, he has to flee his home and town. While the stories seem uneven, except for the Es la culpa de las tlazcaltecas, there are sufficiently well written to warrant reading one of her few works that are translated into English.


Es la culpa de las tlazcaltecas plays with the idea of a golden past, the past before the Spaniards came, to create a work re criticizes the macho world Margarita lives in. Elena Garro is not well known in the English speaking world, or if known, she is unfortunately known as the wife of Octavio Paz.

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The Indian, though, is just more than an aparation of the past, he is her cousin and husband, and Margarita continually says she has betrayed him.

Es la culpa de las tlazcaltecas is the best story in the book and shows a mastery of the magical and historical in a story that blends hundred years of history.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Latter she sees him in Mexico City and around her home. He is dressed for battle and keeps mentioning battles of in the distance. Unfortunately, the ending is a little bit of a one liner that seems a little easy.

Garro uses these elements to create an opposing world where she would be free from the machismo of her house in Mexico City. The next morning they find the killer dead.