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Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes
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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, 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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Christopher Unborn
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Christopher Unborn

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

This inspired novel, Christopher Unborn, 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 America; his conception...

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Where the Air Is Clear
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Where the Air Is Clear

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 Carlos Fuentes's first novel, unfolding...

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A Change of Skin
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A Change of Skin

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Sam Hileman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

First published in 1968, Carlos Fuentes's controversial novel A Change of Skin tells the story of four persons who drive from Mexico City to Veracruz one Palm Sunday. The Driver of the car is...

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A New Time for Mexico
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A New Time for Mexico

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the essays in A New Time for Mexico, Carlos Fuentes discusses the history, origins and nature of Mexico's political system and the unforeseen, tumultuous events that began in 1994 with...

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Burnt Water
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Burnt Water

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

In Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes, the rich and the poor, the noble and the brutish, and street kids and aesthetes find themselves portrayed in twelve short stories examining the life of Mexico...

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Terra Nostra
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Terra Nostra

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

Terra Nostra is one of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction. Concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity,...

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Hydra Head
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Hydra Head

Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, author of The Old Gringo, Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz, has produced what is probably the first Third World spy thriller,...

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Distant Relations
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Distant Relations

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

During a long, lingering lunch at the Automobile Club de France, the elderly Comte de Branly tells a story to a friend, unnamed until the closing pages, who is in fact the first-person narrator of...

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Diana
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Diana

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 in this novel from Carlos Fuentes,...

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The Campaign
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The Campaign

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 time." His hero, Baltasar Bustos,...

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The Orange Tree
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The Orange Tree

Carlos Fuentes, Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 distinguished Terra Nostra...

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Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins
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Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Renowned as a novelist of unsurpassed invention, Carlos Fuentes here presents his second collection of stories to appear in English. Where his first, Burnt Water, published in 1980, had as...

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The Crystal Frontier
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The Crystal Frontier

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

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

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The Death of Artemio Cruz
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The Death of Artemio Cruz

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Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates...

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The Old Gringo
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The Old Gringo

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Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden and the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 mysterious days in Mexico living among...

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The Years with Laura Diaz
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The Years with Laura Diaz

Carlos Fuentes Translated from Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 important novel in several...

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Inez
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Inez

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

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Myself with Others
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Myself with Others

Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

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The Good Conscience
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The Good Conscience

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Sam Hileman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 centers. The Ceballos family has...

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Aura
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Aura

Carlos Fuentes; Translated by Lysander Kemp
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 passion for Aura and his gradual discovery...

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