Most widely held works about Carlos Fuentes
Most widely held works by Carlos Fuentes
La muerte de Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
274 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 2,881 libraries worldwide
An imaginative portrait of an unscrupulous individual, the story also serves as commentary on Mexican society, most notably on the abuse of power--a theme that runs throughout Fuentes' work. As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, former revolutionary turned capitalist, lies on his deathbed. He drifts in and out of consciousness, and when he is conscious his mind wanders between past and present. The story reveals that Cruz became rich through treachery, bribery, corruption, and ruthlessness. As a young man he had been full of revolutionary ideals. Acts committed as a means of self-preservation soon developed into a way of life based on opportunism. A fully realized character, Cruz can also be seen as a symbol of Mexico's quest for wealth at the expense of moral values.
The old gringo by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
134 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 2,849 libraries worldwide
Set during the Mexican Revolution, a frustrated spinster, a retired journalist, and a fiery young general are inexplicably drawn together as they face love, death and war.
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
72 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,443 libraries worldwide
In his introduction to this passionate history of Spain and the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas, Carlos Fuentes asks the necessary question: What do we really have to celebrate on the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's historic voyage to the New World? After all, the quincentennial of the "discovery of America" finds the Latin American republics in a state of deep crisis, with inflation, unemployment, and excessive foreign debt threatening their still precarious economic and political institutions. But Fuentes finds much consolation in an amazingly rich cultural heritage, one that has been created with "the greatest joy, the greatest gravity, and the greatest risk" and that lives in art, in literature, and above all in the vital societies of Central and South America. From the mysterious cave drawings at Altamira to the explosive graffiti on the walls of East Los Angeles, images of Spain and the Americas speak to us of the great variety of Spanish culture. Carlos Fuentes knows this culture intimately. Combining a sophisticated perspective on world events and a novelist's eye for irony and metaphor, he weaves a historical narrative of dazzling color and vibrancy. Sweeping across centuries of tumultuous history, Fuentes gives new life to monarchs and conquistadors, to Indian cultures and revolutions, and finally to modern-day Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic United States. History and its players come alive on every page, in the stories of the famous and the little-known, the heroes and tyrants, martyrs and saints, virgins and kings. Using the illuminating metaphor of mirrors, inspired by mirrors found in ancient burial caches in the Americas, Fuentes challenges us to think in new ways about how a national character is formed, how a stereotype evolves, and what continuities are discovered when a human community truly understands its roots. Illustrated with more than 160 stunning drawings, paintings, and photographs, The Buried Mirror celebrates a culture of enormous wealth and diversity, as Carlos Fuentes fulfills the poet Pablo Neruda's resounding cry, "I am here to sing this history."
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
106 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 13 languages and held by 2,053 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman historique.
La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
177 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
Story of contemporary, tumultuous Mexico City, its oppressed workers, its displaced aristocrats, its decadent international set, and its heritage of rebellion.
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
78 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
The grandson of Laura Díaz provides the story of his grandmother, a lover of great men and "a politically committed artist on whom none of the poignant paradoxes of Mexican life have been lost."--Jacket.
Christopher unborn by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
60 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,844 libraries worldwide
Mexico, 1991: Black acid rain falls on "Makesicko City", the most polluted, most populated city in the world. Amid this apocalyptic landscape a prize is being offered to the first child born on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. That child is the narrator of this passionate, savage novel by one of the world's preeminent writers.
The eagle's throne : a novel by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
50 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,832 libraries worldwide
"In the near future, at a meeting of the United States Security Council, Mexico's idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington's refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a 'glitch' in a Florida satellite, America's president cuts off Mexico's communications systems--no phones, faxes, or e-mails--and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions. Now, despite the motto that 'a Mexican politician never puts anything into writing,' people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of man's motives and desires"--Inside front cover.
Cambio de piel by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
123 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 1,777 libraries worldwide
Four people, each in search of some real value in life, drive from Mexico City to Veracruz for Semana Santa - Holy Week.
Aura by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
172 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
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 of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion.
The campaign by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
47 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 1,752 libraries worldwide
Translation of: La campana. An inflamed revolutionary democrat and the son of a wealthy Argentine ranch owner, Baltasar Bustos, kidnaps the child of the Marquise de Cabra in 19th century South America.
The crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
51 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,670 libraries worldwide
Nine stories dealing with U.S.-Mexico relations. In the title story, a Mexican window washer meets an American executive, Girlfriends is about a Mexican maid and her racist Anglo employer, and Rio Grande, Rio Bravo is on border crossings.
The orange tree by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
65 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Five novellas on the Spanish conquest of the New World which mix drama, philosophy and satire. In "The Two Americas" instead of discovering America, Columbus discovers paradise and decides to stay.
Inez by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
48 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 1,541 libraries worldwide
In "Inez, " readers find Carlos Fuentes at the height of his magical and realist powers in a tale of two couples. This profound and beautiful work confirms his standing as MexicoUs preeminent novelist.
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
62 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
When Felix Maldonado's identity is stolen, he is trust into the world of politics where Mexico's vast new oil deposits are drawing international attention and weakening the culture and internal control of the nation.
Burnt water : stories by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
67 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
The rich and the poor, the noble and the brutish, and street kids and aesthetes find themselves portrayed in four short stories examining the life of Mexico City before the Mexican Revolution.
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
60 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
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, unnamed until the closing pages, who is in fact the first-person narrator of the novel. Branly's story is of a family named Heredia: Hugo, a noted Mexican archaeologist, and his young son, Victor, whom Branly met in Cuernavaca and who became his house guest in Paris. There they are gradually drawn into a mysterious connection with the French Victor Heredia and his son, known as Andre. There is a hard-edged emphasis on the theme of relations between the Old World and the New, as Branly's twilit, Proustian existence is invaded and overcome by the hot, chaotic, and baroque proliferation of the Caribbean jungle.
Las buenas conciencias by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
99 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,470 libraries worldwide
The scene is Guanajuato, a provincial capital in Central Mexico, once one of the world's richest mining centers. The Ceballos family has been reinstated to power, and adolescent Jaime Ceballos, its only heir, is torn between the practical reality of his family's life and the idealism of his youth and his Catholic education. His father is a good man but weak; his uncle is powerful, yet his actions are inconsistent with his professed beliefs. Jaime's struggle to emerge as a man with a "good conscience" forms the theme of the book: can a rebel correct the evils of an established system and at the same time retain the integrity of his principles?
A new time for Mexico by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
58 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,439 libraries worldwide
"Series of 12 essays on Mexican culture, history, and politics, originally published as Nuevo tiempo mexicano (1994). Time and memory are recurring motifs connecting essays. Some autobiographical chapters. Several centered on Mexico's 1994 political crossroads are somewhat dated given the outcome of the 2000 elections. Fluent translation; no supporting or introductory materials"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
This I believe : an A to Z of a life by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
54 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,424 libraries worldwide
In a compilation of essays, the critically acclaimed Mexican writer shares his thoughts, personal reflections, insights, and observations on topics ranging from "Amor" to "Zurich" and including political and social commentary, profiles of the writers whohave influenced his work, the writer's life, and the emotions and passions of the human spirit.
Arroyo, Tomás Authors, Mexican Authors, Spanish Bierce, Ambrose,--1842-1914? Biographical fiction Central America Civilization Colonies Conductors (Music) Conquest of Mexico (1519-1540) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Culture conflict Death Drama Essays Families Fiction Frame-stories Fuentes, Carlos Historical fiction History Interviews Kahlo, Frida Latin America Latin American fiction Literature Love stories Manners and customs Mexican Americans Mexican fiction Mexico Mexico--Chiapas Mexico--Mexico City North America--Mexican-American Border Region Peasant Uprising (Chiapas, Mexico : 1994-) Political science Rivera, Diego,--1886-1957 Rulfo, Juan Short stories Short stories, Mexican Social history South America Spain Spanish American fiction Spanish fiction Spanish literature Translations United States Wars of Independence (South America : 1806-1830) Women
Fuentes, Karlos 1928-
Fuentes Macías, Carlos 1928-
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel 1928-
Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes
Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes 1928-
Phouentes, Karlos 1928-
פואנטס, קרלוס富安蒂斯, 卡洛斯
Greek, Modern (18)
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