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Fuentes, Carlos

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The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

260 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 5,570 WorldCat member 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 )

76 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American author, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers - particularly his encounter with one of Villa's generals, Tomas Arroyo, as well as with a spirited young American woman named Harriet Winslow. In the end, the incompatibility between Mexico and the United States (or paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both Bierce and Arroyo, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of these two cultures in conflict."--Publisher description
A change of skin by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

196 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people, each in search of some real value in life, drive from Mexico City to Veracruz for Semana Santa - Holy Week
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

95 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronological time is abolished and space concentrated into one area in a multi-dimensional pageant of Spanish history and culture that touches upon all facets of human experience
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

59 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,336 WorldCat member 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
The eagle's throne : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

74 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member 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
The crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

89 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,265 WorldCat member 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
Christopher unborn by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member 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 buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique history of the social, political, and economic forces that created the remarkable culture that stretches from the mysterious cave drawings at Altamira to the explosive graffiti on the walls of East Los Angeles
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

82 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member 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
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

89 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, an action-filled, quick-paced novel of intrigue as contemporary as a headline. The Hydra Head has a constant political reality as backdrop: the permanent tension in the Middle East and the vast new oil resources of Mexico, the setting for a brilliant attempt to portray the diversity of one man's experience
The diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carlos Fuentes writes passionately and brilliantly about Frida Kahlo in the introduction of this book, which reproduces the pages and drawings of Kahlo's personal diary. Sarah M. Lowe, who wrote the commentaries and the essay, provides a more balanced view. Work is a curious gathering of thoughts and feelings, observations and annotations, and indeed makes the reader feel that he/she is entering forbidden and intimate territory. A deep realm, at times tender and dark, the book will probably make Kahlo's many fans eager to dive in"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally acclaimed winner of the Cervantes Prize presents a stunning novel about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life
Where the air is clear : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

114 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of contemporary, tumultuous Mexico City, its oppressed workers, its displaced aristocrats, its decadent international set, and its heritage of rebellion
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The severed head of Josué Nadal, floating in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Mexico, remembers his life, his friends, enemies, and lovers, and his involvement in the drug trade and the corruption frequently encountered in his country
Burnt water : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short stories describing daily events of the present and recent past in Mexico by a novelist of international fame
Aura by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

87 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felipe Montero se emplea en la casa de una viuda de edad para editar las memorias de su difunto marido. Hay Felipe cumple con su hermosa sobrina de ojos verdes, Aura. Su pasión por Aura y su descubrimiento gradual de la verdadera relación entre la joven y su tía impulsan la historia a su extraordinaria conclusión
Adam in Eden by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respected Mexican businessman finds his idyllic life crumbling in the face of his wife's infidelity with a corrupt director of national security, his brother-in-law's worship of a child preacher, and his mistress' break with reality
This I believe : an A to Z of a life by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called "a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen" (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and fiercest passions. Arranged alphabetically from "Amore" to "Zurich," This I Believe takes us on a marvelous inner journey with a great writer. Fuentes ranges wide, from contradictions inherent in Latin American culture and politics to his long friendship with director Luis Bunuel. Along the way, we find reflection on the mixed curse and blessing of globalization; memories of a sexual initiation in Zurich; a fond tracing of a family tree heavy with poets, dreamers, and diplomats; evocations of the streets, cafes, and bedrooms of Washington, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Cambridge, Oaxaca, and New York; and a celebration of literary heroes including Balzac, Cervantes, Faulkner, Kafka, and Shakespeare. Throughout, Fuentes captivates with the power of his intellect and his prose. Here, too, are vivid, often heartbreaking glimpses into his personal life. "Silvia" is a powerful love letter to his beloved wife. In "Children," Fuentes recalls the births of his daughters and the tragic death of his son; in "Cinema" he relives the magic of films such as Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz. Further extending his reach, he examines the collision between history and contemporary life in "Civil Society," "Left," and "Revolution." And he poignantly addresses the experiences we all hold in common as he grapples with beauty, death, freedom, God, and sex. By turns provocative and intimate, partisan and universal, this book is a brilliant summation of an international literary career. Revisiting the influences, commitments, readings, and insights of a lifetime, Fuentes has fashioned a magnificently coherent statement of his view of the world, reminding us once again why reading Fuentes is "like standing beneath the dome of the Sistine Chapel."
Federico en su balcón by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his balcony in the Holtel Metropol, Friedrich Nietzsche who has returned to a modern age with his old doubts and faults, interrogates Friedrich Neitzwche on the other balony. Carlos Fuentes from his balcony, questions Carlos Fuentes in the other balcony
 
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The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World
Alternative Names
Carlos Fuentes 20th century Mexican writer

Carlos Fuentes écrivain mexicain

Carlos Fuentes Macías

Carlos Fuentes Macías mexický spisovatel

Carlos Fuentes meksikansk skribent, manusforfattar og diplomat

Carlos Fuentes meksikansk skribent, manusforfatter og diplomat

Carlos Fuentes meksikolainen kirjailija

Carlos Fuentes Mexicaans schrijver

Carlos Fuentes Mexican writer

Carlos Fuentes mexicansk skribent, manuskriptforfatter og diplomat

Carlos Fuentes mexikanischer Schriftsteller

Carlos Fuentes mexikansk författare, manusförfattare och diplomat

Carlos Fuentes pisarz meksykański

Carlos Fuentes scrittore messicano

Carolus Fuentes

Fouentes, Karlos 1928-2012

Fu-en-tʻe-ssu, Kʻa-lo-ssu

Fu-en-te-ssu, Ka-lo-ssu 1928-2012

Fuentes, Carlos

Fuentes, Carlos 1928-

Fuentes, Carlos, 1928-2012

Fuėntes, Karlos

Fuentes, Karlos 1928-2012

Fuentes Macías, Carlos

Fuentes Macías, Carlos 1928-2012

Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel

Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel 1928-2012

Fuentess, Karloss 1928-

Fuʼintis, Kārlūs 1928-2012

Karlos Fuentes

Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes

Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes 1928-2012

Phouentes, Karlos

Phouentes, Karlos 1928-2012

Phouentes, Karlos, 1929-2012

Κάρλος Φουέντες

Φουέντες, Καρλος 1928-2012

Карлос Фуентес

Карлос Фуэнтес 1928-

Фуэнтес, Карлос

Фуэнтес, Карлос 1928-

פואנטס, קרלוס

פואנטס, קרלוס 1928-2012

فوينتيس، كارلوس، 1928-2012

فوينطس، كارلوس، 1928-2012

كارلوس فوينتس

كارلوس فوينتس، 1928-2012

کارلوس فوئنتس نویسنده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، و دیپلمات مکزیکی

کارلوس فوینتیس

کاڕلۆس فوێنتێس

কালোর্স ফুয়েন্তেস 20th century Mexican writer

ਕਾਰਲੋਸ ਫਿਊਨਤੇਸ

കാർലോസ് ഫ്യുവന്തസ്

카를로스 푸엔테스

푸엔테스, 카를로스 1928-2012

カルロス・フエンテス

フェンテス, カルロス

フエンテス, C.

卡洛斯·富恩特斯

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The old gringoA change of skinTerra nostraThe years with Laura DíazThe eagle's throne : a novelThe crystal frontier : a novel in nine storiesChristopher unbornThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World