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Fuentes, Carlos

Works: 1,455 works in 5,592 publications in 15 languages and 107,224 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Feminist fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Drama  Historical fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Other, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Honoree, Originator, Performer, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ7297.F793, 863
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La muerte de Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
252 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artemio Cruz, an ex-revolutionary lying on his deathbed, recalls the most important 12 days in his life
The old gringo by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 2,850 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
A change of skin by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
144 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,762 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
The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
46 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 2,673 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
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
81 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,645 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
Aura by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
156 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young scholar falls passionately in love with the niece of an aged widow and discovers the true relationship between the two women
La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
171 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,016 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 diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 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
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,644 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 )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,578 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 )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,518 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
Where the air is clear : a novel by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
27 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 1,507 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
The campaign by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,292 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
The crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,280 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
Gringo viejo by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
70 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 1,278 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 orange tree by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member 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 )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,245 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
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,232 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
Constancia : and other stories for virgins by Carlos Fuentes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translation of: Constancia. Contents: Constancia--La Desdichada-The prisoner of Las Lomas--Viva Mi Fama -- Reasonable people
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.19 for Destiny an ... to 0.81 for Los disfra ...)
Alternative Names
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-
Fuėntes, Karlos
Fuentes, Karlos 1928-2012
Fuentes Macías, Carlos, 1928-2012
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel, 1928-2012
Fuentess, Karloss, 1928-
Fuʼintis, Kārlūs 1928-
Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes
Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes, 1928-2012
Phouentes, Karlos
Phouentes, Karlos 1928-2012
Φουέντες, Καρλος 1928-2012
Фуэнтес, Карлос, 1928-
פואנטס, קרלוס
كارلوس فوينتس، 1928-
フェンテス, カルロス
フエンテス, C.
Spanish (802)
English (371)
Catalan (5)
Portuguese (4)
French (3)
Polish (3)
Italian (3)
Persian (2)
Czech (2)
German (1)
Bengali (1)
Japanese (1)
Serbian (1)
Lithuanian (1)
Esperanto (1)