By Carlos Fuentes
Un clásico de los angeles real 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 los angeles memoria de sus protagonistas para decirnos que, en definitiva, todas las violencias son los angeles misma violencia.
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"Cambio de piel (1967) premio Biblioteca Breve, es una de las novelas mejor logradas, posee una estructura de impotencia en l. a. que cuatro personajes viajan en car desde l. a. Ciudad de México hasta reunirse en un resort de Cholula y en una pirámide que se derrumba ante ellos. Propuesta abstracta de Carlos Fuentes con personajes intercambiables y decadentes." -Sergio Martínez Estrada, Animal Político-
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4 While the roots of the word “cannabis” lie probably in the more western areas of this “central” region, the earliest evidence for its utilization by humans has appeared somewhat farther east in what is today northern China. 5 Over many millennia, the use of cannabis as a fiber, food, medicine, and intoxicant dispersed it throughout most of the Old World. By the Age of Exploration, hemp had became indispensable to shipbuilding, where only flax could rival its utility for the construction of salt-resistant ropes, hawsers, sails, and nets.
41 Though the commission concluded that cannabis should not be prohibited in India, this was not because the drug was considered totally harmless but rather because the harms of prohibition were deemed to outweigh the benefits. Crucial here was the philosophy of John Stuart Mill, whom the commission cited at length to justify its position: “To be prevented from what one is inclined to . . 42 Cannabis and the Psychoactive Riddle 17 Over the coming decades, research in India would mostly agree with the IHDC’s dissenting minority.
69 Nonetheless, experimental design was not the only impediment to better understanding. Here is where marijuana’s peculiar pharmacology comes into play. While in the 1960s, only THC had been identified as a critical psychoactive element in cannabis, research of the last few decades has demonstrated that cannabis chemistry is remarkably complex. It is now recognized that cannabis contains over four hundred chemical compounds, sixty-six of which are unique to the plant. The latter are called “cannabinoids” and include four compounds particularly crucial to the plant’s psychoactivity: delta-9tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol, and cannabidiol.