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Fuentes, Carlos

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The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

499 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 6,169 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 )

219 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 4,359 WorldCat member 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
Aura by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

314 editions published between 1962 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 2,927 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
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

188 editions published between 1973 and 2022 in 13 languages and held by 2,922 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
A change of skin by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

259 editions published between 1966 and 2022 in 8 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people--Franz, a former Nazi; Isabel, his Mexican mistress; Javier, an aging poet; and his embittered wife, Elizabeth--gather in the ancient Aztec city of Cholula in search of love, experience, and redemption
The good conscience by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

190 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,479 WorldCat member 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?
Christopher unborn by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

112 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,385 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
La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

285 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recrea ... el ambiente social de la ciudad de México, desde la alta burguesía improvisada y la llamada 'aristocracia' del Porfiriato hasta el proletariado y aquellos que fluctúan de una clase a la otra ..."--Taken from another publisher's edition
The eagle's throne : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

98 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,208 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. As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex, political adversaries come out to prey. The ineffectual president, his scheming cabinet secretary, a thuggish and ruthless police chief, and an unscrupulous, sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achieve the power they all so desperately crave."--Inside front cover
The campaign by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

80 editions published between 1990 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuentes's latest masterpiece is a "superbly imagined" (Washington Post) story depicting one man's public and personal campaign of redemption. The adventures of the idealistic, revolutionary son of a wealthy Argentine rancher take him through the struggles and contradictions that have plagued and ultimately shaped Spanish America
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 2,044 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
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

111 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,013 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
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

89 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Distant Relations is a classic novel by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Constancia : and other stories for virgins by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

80 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of: Constancia. Contents: Constancia--La Desdichada-The prisoner of Las Lomas--Viva Mi Fama -- Reasonable people
The diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,816 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
Inez by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

75 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member 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
Diana, the goddess who hunts alone by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

114 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fuentes' novel (see HLAS 56:3488) recounts a 1970 love affair between a Mexican writer and a North American movie actress against the backdrop of FBI political repression and its brutal consequences. Reflections on sex, love, literature, Latin and North American culture, and Cold War politics. Excellent translation by Mac Adam. No supporting materials"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The severed head of Josuãe Nadal, floating in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Mexico, remembers his life, friends, enemies, and lovers, and his involvement in the drug trade and the corruption frequently encountered in his country
Where the air is clear : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

45 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,443 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
A new time for Mexico by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member 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
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The old gringo
The old gringoAuraTerra nostraA change of skinThe good conscienceChristopher unbornLa región más transparenteThe eagle's throne : a novel
Alternative Names
Carlos Fuentes écrivain mexicain

Carlos Fuentes escritor mexicano

Carlos Fuentes Macías

Carlos Fuentes Macías escriptor mexicà

Carlos Fuentes Macías mexický spisovatel

Carlos Fuentes Mehhiko kirjanik

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 Mexican writer (1938-2012)

Carlos Fuentes mexicansk skribent, manuskriptforfatter og diplomat

Carlos Fuentes mexikanischer Schriftsteller

Carlos Fuentes mexikansk författare, manusförfattare och diplomat

Carlos Fuentes mexikói író

Carlos Fuentes pisarz meksykański

Carlos Fuentes scríbhneoir Meicsiceach

Carlos Fuentes scrittore messicano

Carlos Fuentes shkrimtar meksikan

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

Fuentesas K.

Fuentesas Karlas

Fuentess, Karloss 1928-

Fuʼintis, Kārlūs 1928-2012

Karlos Fuentes

Macías, Carlos Fuentes

Macías, Carlos Fuentes, 1928-2012

Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes

Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes 1928-2012

pancho villa 20th century Mexican writer

Phouentes, Karlos

Phouentes, Karlos 1928-2012

Phouentes, Karlos 1929-2012

Κάρλος Φουέντες

Φουέντες, Καρλος 1928-2012

Карлас Фуэнтэс

Карлос Фуентес

Карлос Фуентес мексиканський письменник

Карлос Фуэнтес

Карлос Фуэнтес 1928-

Карлос Фуэнтес мексиканский писатель

Фуэнтес, Карлос

Фуэнтес, Карлос 1928-

Фуэнтес, Карлос, 1928-2012.

Կառլոս Ֆուենտես

פואנטס, קרלוס

פואנטס, קרלוס 1928-2012

פואנטס, קרלוס סופר מקסיקני

فوينتيس، كارلوس، 1928-2012

فوينطس، كارلوس، 1928-2012

كارلوس فوينتس

كارلوس فوينتس، 1928-2012

كارلوس فوينتس كاتب مكسيكي

کارلوس فوئنتس نویسنده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، و دیپلمات مکزیکی

کارلوس فوینتیس

کاڕلۆس فوێنتێس

কার্লোস ফুয়েন্তেস মেক্সিকীয় লেখক

কালোর্স ফুয়েন্তেস 20th century Mexican writer

ਕਾਰਲੋਸ ਫਿਊਨਤੇਸ

കാർലോസ് ഫ്യുവന്തസ്

კარლოს ფუენტესი

카를로스 푸엔테스

푸엔테스, 카를로스 1928-2012


フェンテス, カルロス

フエンテス, C.