The Old Gringo A Novel

Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden and the Author

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374530521

9780374530525

Trade Paperback

208 Pages

$15.00

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One of Carlos Fuentes’s greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa’s soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of two cultures in conflict.

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Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including Aura, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and Terra Nostra, and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.
Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City
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  • Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden and the Author

  • Carlos Fuentes, born in Panama in 1928, received many awards for his accomplishments as a novelist, essayist, and commentator, among them the Cervantes Prize. He was the author of more than twenty books including InezThe Old Gringo, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Good Conscience.
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