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Fuentes, Carlos

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The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

446 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 6,109 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
A change of skin by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

210 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,885 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
Aura by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

254 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 2,860 WorldCat member 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 good conscience by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

164 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,465 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 )

90 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,414 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 )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 2,146 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 campaign by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

68 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,122 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
La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

211 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,084 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
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

84 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,053 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
Inez by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,940 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
Constancia : and other stories for virgins by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

63 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of: Constancia. Contents: Constancia--La Desdichada-The prisoner of Las Lomas--Viva Mi Fama -- Reasonable people
Diana, the goddess who hunts alone by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

93 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,757 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
The diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,748 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 )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,726 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
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 1,672 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
Gringo viejo by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

151 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly American writer crosses the border into Mexico where he meets Pancho Villa and encounters poverty and suffering due to the ongoing revolution
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 1,514 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
Adam in Eden by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 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
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After centuries of war and blood shortages in Eastern Europe, an undead Vlad the Impaler moves to Mexico and offers eternal life to the only child of Yves and Asunción Navarro in exchange for their legal and real estate services
This I believe : an A to Z of a life by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 682 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."
 
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The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World
Alternative Names
Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes 20th century Mexican writer

Carlos Fuentes écrivain mexicain

Carlos Fuentes Escritor mexicano

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

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 Фуэнтес

Карлос Фуэнтес 1928-

Фуэнтес, Карлос

Фуэнтес, Карлос 1928-

Կառլոս Ֆուենտես

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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A change of skinAuraThe good conscienceChristopher unbornThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New WorldThe campaignLa región más transparenteDistant relations