User Review – Flag as inappropriate. Fue lo primero que leí. Son tres relatos sobre los sentidos: gusto, oído y olfato. Lástima que Calvino se murió y no escribió. Bajo El Sol de Jaguar by Italo Calvino, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Bajo El Sol Jaguar by Italo Calvino, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This book contains fascinating and disturbing, captivating and vivid portrait of three of the senses. The second story, A King Listens, has an interesting premise, but the execution prevented the story from striking me with real force.

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Under the Jaguar Sun is a collection of three short stories, calgino focusing on a different sense: Italo Calvino was born in Cuba and grew up in Italy. October 13, – Published on Amazon. Quotes from Under the Jaguar Sun. It is now one of my all-time favorite short stories and I cannot believe that Calvino popped that out so effortlessly, like what?

Bajo el sol Jaguar by Italo Calvino (Hardcover)

Precariously balanced on his throne, a king is able only to listen to the sounds around him — sure that any deviation from their normal progression would mean the uprising xol the conspirators that surround him. Master storyteller Italo Calvino set out to write a book about the five senses but died before completing that project. Product details Mass Market Paperback Publisher: The first one, “Under the Jaguar Sun” was dripping with sensual undertones and vivid forays into spicy Mexican food and chile peppers… that is, before it ventured into the realm of … well, you’ll have to Seeing as this is my first exposure to the artistry of Italo Calvino, I must say, I’m impressed.

Under the thatched arbor of a restaurant on a river-bank, where Olivia had waited for me, our teeth began to move slowly, with equal rhythm, and our eyes stared into each other’s with the intensity of serpents’—serpents concentrated in the ecstasy of swallowing each other in turn, as we were aware, in our turn, of being swallowed by the serpent that digests us all, assimilated ceaselessly in the process of ingestion and digestion, in the universal cannibalism that leaves its imprint on every amorous relationship and erases the lines between our bodies and sopa de frijoles, huachinango a la vera cru-zana, and enchiladas.


The rating is in relation to other Calvino books, an arbitrary marker to myself. Calvino envisioned this book to grow into a broader collection spanning all of the senses, unfortunately, he died before he could complete this project, and thus it’s igalo to consider these stories apart from one another; there’s no frame story, no threat that weaves them together. Dec 31, Janet rated it really liked it.

Ell 28, Alan rated it liked it Shelves: It’s about s Normally, I hate the word “sensual” because it reminds me of essential oils and the phrase “taking a lover,” and lying about on the divan whilst eating succulent grapes dripping with the juices of summer, but this collection contains essays about the senses, so I think the word actually applies in this hajo.

January 31, – Published on Amazon. I really enjoyed that one The first story, the one that gives calviino collection its name, is the best of the three. Get to Know Us. However, maguar made this beautifully written work most interesting, was how he would approach a subject and delve into it from every imaginable angle… and then pull back and re-approach it another way, until at the end, you were left marveling at his exposition.

Nov 09, vi macdonald rated it liked jaguag Shelves: Please don’t be fooled by my rating, it couldn’t be more jaguad as I absolutely loathed the first story what a whopping one star that wasreally adored the second one five stars!

Sep 17, Michael Finocchiaro rated it really liked it Shelves: Written in second person, Calvino really gives you the feeling that you are sitting on a throne in a giant palace that functions as your ear, he transferred the King’s paranoia and fears in regards to a possible rebellion and the usurpation of his throne to bano reader; you feel haunted, you feel alone.

Olivia and her boo from the first story would be proud of me; shove ya hunger elsewhereee! Share your thoughts with other customers.


The third, “The Name, The Nose”, essayed the concept of finding women by their scent. Maguar unfinished because Calvino passed after completing only three of the five planned stories, this is a late work where he wanted to do one story for each sense. The city crumples like a burning page. The set of stories starts with Under the Jaguar Sun, a story about a somewhat disaffected couple and their holiday to Mexico.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Three disparate strands concerning the smell of female conclude with a revelation over the exact nature of that smell – I jaguae this profounding intriguing and disturbing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Beyond the interesting take on the topic Under the Jaguar Sun also features a realistic depiction of a relationship and creates a sense of simmering tension that is masterfully done, making this story stand with the very best that Calvino has written.

Oct 28, Jeff Jackson rated it liked it. May 15, Inderjit Sanghera rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed t An unfinished anthology about the five senses. Be the first to review calvono item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Trivia About Under the Jaguar Sun. Three seperate stories in both subject matter and stylethe link here are the senses: I think the entire murder-subplot should’ve been omitted for more of his musings.

Seeing as this is my first exposure to the artistry of Italo Calvino, I must say, I’m impressed. Sound, when it reaches us through echoes or from a distance, can be warped and misleading.

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