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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I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language. And just my luck, the two of the three senses included are senses that I either lack or sense differently from everyone else.

My only criticism is the fact that the story should’ve been longer: Calvino envisioned this book to grow into a broader jagura spanning all of the senses, unfortunately, he died before he could complete this project, and thus it’s wiser to consider these stories apart from one another; there’s no frame story, no threat that weaves them together.

Concerning itself with taste, Under the Jaguar Sun does a great job evoking the lush atmosphere of Oaxaca and the surro In three stories dealing with the senses of taste, hearing, and smell, Calvino once again demonstrates his ability to use a seemingly simple jumping off point to explore more interesting topics, like the nature of relationships, the pointlessness of power, and the way desire connects to loss.

Thanks again, Matthew, for this great recommendation! Nov 09, vi macdonald rated it liked it Shelves: Under the Jaguar Sun is a collection of three short stories, each focusing on a different sense: If I’m remembering correctly, this is Calvino’s last book. In Il Barone Rampante Baron in the Trees,a boy takes to the trees to avoid eating snail soup and lives an entire, fulfilled life without ever coming back down.


An unfinished and minor work and not the place to start, but still shot through with wonder. The concepts surrounding the stories are simple but the execution, the way he puts the feel associated to such disparate senses into words, is superb. Oct 28, Jeff Soll rated it liked it.

Under the Jaguar Sun. Tusquets- Fiction – pages. Ya gurl was shook! I round that up to 4 stars on the strength of Under the Jaguar Sun, and recommend it to anyone looking for a shorter work by Calvino. Start reading Bajo el sol jaguar on your Kindle in under a minute.

Calvino was awarded an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College in and died infollowing a cerebral hemorrhage. Definitely good, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more Calvino in future, but not anything amazing.

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A couple on an culinary journey across Mexico are excited by the idea of a particular iitalo, suggested by ancient rituals of human sacrifice. I really enjoyed t An unfinished anthology about the five senses. I hate sensual stories, even just sensual themes in literature. Son tres relatos sobre los sentidos: Again, I’m all here for unsatisfied couples regaining their passion for one another, I just don’t want to read about it.

A King Listens is the story of a paranoid king who hears the endless echo of insurgency in his palace walls, which are transformed into a giant ear, receptors of ajguar rebellion which is taking place in his mind. Jun 24, Ed Erwin rated it liked it Shelves: Calvino fa anche questo!


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I really enjoyed that one There were three stories contained within, and were told from three different perspectives. The story also establishes that, despite its primal nature, scents are things we imbue with meaning on our own through our life experiences, not pieces of objective information. Eel I still enjoyed the stories, it’s just kind of aol to appreciate a story that’s all about the sense of smell when I have no idea what a flower smells like – or the garbage pail for that matter.

The story’s execution was way too clumsy for my taste and its final message had me rolling my eyes. Calvino died before it was completed.

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Some of his writing has been called postmodernreflecting on literature and the act of reading, while some has been labeled magical realist, others fables, others simply “modern”. In some respects, these stories reminded me of Borges. Sep 17, Michael Finocchiaro rated it really liked it Shelves: Run, without crown, without scepter; no one will realize that you are the king.