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cbviajero

May 15, 2012, 12:41 PM

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Carlos Fuentes 1928/2012

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Mexico lost a fine author and political observer yesterday,I always found interviews with him enlightening.



cindym

May 15, 2012, 12:55 PM

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Re: [cbviajero] Carlos Fuentes 1928/2012

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Does anyone have a comment about a specific book? I haven't read any.


cbviajero

May 15, 2012, 1:23 PM

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Re: [cindym] Carlos Fuentes 1928/2012

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"The Death of Artemio Cruz" and" El Gringo Viejo" come to mind ,I'm not a huge fan of Latin American literature,too much surrealism for me,but his take on current affairs specifically US /Mexico relations were interesting.


La Isla


May 15, 2012, 2:11 PM

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Re: [cbviajero] Carlos Fuentes 1928/2012

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My favorite book of his is (in English) The Death of Artemio Cruz. It's one of his earlier novels before his style got a bit too convoluted for me. Through the life of a fictional Mexican anti-hero, you are a witness to Mexican history from the Revolution to the 1950s, when the PRI reigned supreme.


richmx2


May 15, 2012, 10:26 PM

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Re: [La Isla] Carlos Fuentes 1928/2012

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"Where the air is clear" (La región más transparente) is my favorite, but how anyone can call Fuentes a "surrealist" is beyond me. Perhaps the person making the comment is thinking of the futuristist "La silla del Águila", though that's more a political tract than a novel. Aura certainly is not a "realistic" novel, but then it is a ghost story of a sort.


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dos gatos felices

May 22, 2012, 3:38 AM

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Re: [La Isla] Carlos Fuentes 1928/2012

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I just found 'The Death of Artemio Cruz' a few days ago and look forward to reading my first book by him.

Since I like my history lessons to be in novel form, I'm glad to know the book includes a bit of history.
 
 
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