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The Death of Artemio Cruz

A Novel

FSG Classics

Author: Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam

The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

$17.00

About This Book

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...

Page Count
320
On Sale
02/03/2009

Book Details

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 the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz's heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. Perhaps Fuentes's masterpiece, The Death of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374531805

In The News

“This is more than a retranslation of a masterpiece. It amounts to a restoration: here is the magnificent book that Fuentes wrote originally, superbly rendered by Alfred Mac Adam into an English version that precisely meshes with Fuentes's Spanish.” —Douglas Day

“Carlos Fuentes is perhaps the only living Latin-American writer who has it in him to do for his country what Euclides da Cunha did for Brazil in Os Sertoes, and to make the passion of the land's rebirth and repossession comprehensible to the outsider.” —Anthony West, The New Yorker

“Remarkable, in the scope of the human drama it pictures, the corrosive satire and sharp dialogue.” —Mildred Adams, The New York Times Book Review

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The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

$17.00