Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes
Copyright Miguel Gener

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, The Old Gringo 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 in 2012.


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Where the Air Is Clear

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

My name is Ixca Cienfuegos.  I was born and I live in Mexico City.  Which is not so grave: in Mexico City there is never tragedy but only outrage.  Thus begins...


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Christopher Unborn

Carlos Fuentes, Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This inspired novel is narrated by the as yet unborn first child to be born on October 12, 1992, the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's discovery of...


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The Campaign

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In The Campaign, a witty and enthralling saga of revolutionary South America, Carlos Fuentes explores the period of profound upheaval he calls" the romantic...


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The Orange Tree

Carlos Fuentes, Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has...


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A New Time for Mexico

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fuentes discusses the origins and nature of Mexico's political system and the unforeseen, tumultuous events that began in 1994 with the rebellion in Chiapas...


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The Crystal Frontier

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The nine stories comprising this brilliant work of fiction from Carlos Fuentes all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or...


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Diana

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

On New Year's Eve in 1969, a novelist in his forties meets the beautiful movie actress Diana Soren at a party and is fascinated by her oddly elusive charm. But...


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The Death of Artemio Cruz

Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal...


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The Old Gringo

Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden and the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...


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The Years with Laura Diaz

Carlos Fuentes Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Ma cAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A radiant and epic new novel that is among the finest achievements of Mexico's greatest man of letters. The Years With Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes' most...


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Inez

Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magical short novel that weaves together two stories, two couples, two different times, and two grand passions In one of the narratives that comprise this...


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Myself with Others

Carlos Fuentes
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In Myself with Others, Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They...


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Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


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Distant Relations

Carlos Fuentes
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Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden During a long, lingering lunch at the Automobile Club de France, the elderly Comte de Branly tells a story to a friend,...


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Terra Nostra

Carlos Fuentes
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The Good Conscience

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Sam Hileman
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The Good Conscience is Carlos Fuentes's second novel. The scene is Guanajuato, a provincial capital in Central Mexico, once one of the world's richest mining...


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Hydra Head

Carlos Fuentes; Margaret Sayers Peden
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Aura

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Lysander Kemp
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Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs. There Felipe meets her beautiful green-eyed niece, Aura. His...


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Burnt Water

Carlos Fuentes
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A Change of Skin

Carlos Fuentes
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