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Fuentes, Carlos

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The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

268 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 5,714 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 )

126 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fictional account of the fate of Pancho Villa's troops
Where the air is clear : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

161 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,413 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 change of skin by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

194 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,883 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 )

117 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,789 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 eagle's throne : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

73 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,317 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
Christopher unborn by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,269 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 crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

86 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine stories comprising this novel all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family of a powerful oligarch of northern Mexico with manifold connections to the United States. Each story concerns a Mexican-American encounter--sometimes hilarious, often tragic, frequently ambivalent, inevitably poignant--and each unique drama in its own way epitomizes some striking contrast along the invisible, reflective, dangerous frontier that divides the American-Mexican world. Beyond the emblematic power of Mr. Fuentes's exuberant fiction to make us think about the political and cultural themes which affect and distort that double world, there is the sheer human diversity of life on "crystal frontier." These stories pulse with vivid experience--of love in its many guises, of loneliness, of youth and age, of heartbreak and redemption.--From publisher description
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 2,178 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
A new time for Mexico by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

91 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,069 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
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

83 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
The Hydra head by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

87 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,041 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
Inez by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 2,017 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
The diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,917 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
Constancia : and other stories for virgins by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of: Constancia. Contents: Constancia--La Desdichada-The prisoner of Las Lomas--Viva Mi Fama -- Reasonable people
Happy families : stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,833 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
Diana, the goddess who hunts alone by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

51 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,715 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Cervantes Prize Carlos Fuentes, one of the world's most acclaimed authors, is at the height of his powers in this stunning new novel'a magnificent epic of passion, magic, and desire in modern Mexico, a rich and remarkable tapestry set in a world where free will fights with the wishes of the gods. Josue Nadal has lost more than his innocence: He has been robbed of his life'and his posthumous narration sets the tone for a brilliantly written novel that blends mysticism and realism. Josue tells of his fateful meeting as a skinny, awkward teen with JericO, the vigorous boy who will become his twin, his best friend, and his shadow. Both orphans, the two young men intend to spend their lives in intellectual pursuit'until they enter an adult landscape of sex, crime, and ambition that will test their pledge and alter their lives forever. Idealistic Josue goes to work for a high-tech visionary whose stunning assistant will introduce him to a life of desire; cynical JericO is enlisted by the Mexican president in a scheme to sell happiness to the impoverished masses. On his journey into a web of illegality in which he will be estranged from JericO, Josue is aided and impeded by a cast of unforgettable characters: a mad, imprisoned murderer with a warning of revenge, an elegant aviatrix and addict seeking to be saved, a prostitute shared by both men who may have murdered her way into a brilliant marriage, and the prophet Ezekiel himself. Mixing ancient mythologies with the sensuousness and avarice and need of the twenty-first century, Destiny and Desire is a monumental achievement from one of the masters of contemporary literature. From the Hardcover edition
Aura by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

89 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,596 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
Adam in Eden by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,174 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
 
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The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World
Alternative Names
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

pancho villa 20th century Mexican writer

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

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 gringoWhere the air is clear : a novelA change of skinTerra nostraThe eagle's throne : a novelChristopher unbornThe crystal frontier : a novel in nine storiesThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World