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Aguilar Camín, Héctor 1946-

Works: 138 works in 668 publications in 5 languages and 5,676 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Domestic fiction  Fables  Suspense fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Research team head, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ7298.1.G838, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Héctor Aguilar Camín
Most widely held works by Héctor Aguilar Camín
In the shadow of the Mexican revolution : contemporary Mexican history, 1910-1989 by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

16 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hector Aguilar Camin and Lorenzo Meyer, two of Mexico's leading intellectuals, set out to fill a void in the literature on Mexican history: the lack of a single text to cover the history of contemporary Mexico during the twentieth century, from the conditions that set in motion the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to the most recent presidential elections in 1988. A la sombra de la Revolucion Mexicana, now available in English as In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, offers a sweeping account of Mexico's history since 1910: seventy-nine years of change and continuity, innovation and reiteration. It covers the Mexican Revolution itself, the gradual consolidation of institutions, the Cardenas regime, the "Mexican economic miracle" and its subsequent collapse, and the recent transition toward a new historical period. Both authors are vigorous and influential commentators on contemporary events in Mexico, and both have political influence (although they deliver it in different ways: Aguilar Camin defends the current regime, while Meyer critiques it). Presenting contemporary Mexican history from a Mexican point of view, they offer a comprehensive and authoritative study of Mexico's turbulent recent history, a history that increasingly intertwines with that of the United States. Given the level of interest in Mexico - likely to increase still more as a result of the recent liberalization of trade policies - this volume will be useful in affording U.S. readers an intelligent, comprehensive, and accessible study of their neighbor to the south. With prose that is appealing for both its humor and sharpness, the book should interest an informed general readership, as well as being attractive for classroom adoption
Death in Veracruz : a novel by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

64 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel marks the long-awaited arrival in English of a masterful voice in Mexican and noir fiction "Death in Veracruz "is a gritty and atmospheric noir centered on the so-called oil wars of the late 1970s, which pitted the extremely powerful and corrupt government-owned oil cartel PEMEX against the agrarian landowners in the coastal regions of Southern Mexico. This novel, translated for the first time in English since its publication 30 years ago, concerns a journalist who investigates the death of a colleague and friend Rojano in a bizarre shooting incident that takes place in a small rural village, and who finds himself up against crooked police and a charismatic and ruthless union boss . But, as he gets deeper into this Mexican Heart of Darkness, he finds Rojano was not all he seemed, and neither was his widow with whom he falls into a doomed affair."--Publisher's description
La Guerra de Galio by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the turbulent years that followed the Mexican government's violent repression of the student uprising in 1968 is told through the experiences of a fictional historian-turned-journalist-turned-historian again. His notes and journals, together with testimonials and other sources, form the basis for this social and political history, biography, and novel
La conspiración de la fortuna by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and career of Santos Rodrg?uez, a gifted and enlightened politician who struggles with Mexico's devious political system and drug trafficking subculture
La frontera nómada : Sonora y la Revolución Mexicana by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las mujeres de Adriano by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have been a man of five women" confesses the historian Justo Adriano Alemán to his young confidant, the narrator of this novel. His words open the door to a private world full of passion and secrecy
El resplandor de la madera by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Resplandor de la Madera es la historia de varias generaciones de Casares marcadas por la obsesion de realizar sus suenos, solo para verlos disolverse cuando los tienen a la mano
El error de la luna by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Spanish and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un futuro para México by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Mexico's most renowned political analysts reflect on key questions, offer an in-depth analysis of the problems that oppress Mexico as a society, and propose possible paths to building a more prosperous society
Un soplo en el río by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la sombra de la Revolución mexicana by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La provincia perdida by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En octubre del ano 2005, mientras trabajaba en La provincia perdida, Hector Aguilar Camin dijo en una entrevista: Escribo una novela de guerra, amor, aventura y fantasia. Yo digo que se trata de un salvaje cuento de hadas. Es la historia del enviado de una republica asolada por la guerra civil a conservar la lealtad de una provincia remota. A lo largo de su aventura en ese mundo extrano, donde combaten por igual los ejercitos y los espiritus, el protagonista pierde los ideales y la guerra, pero gana el amor y la sabiduria radical del desencanto. Aqui esta la novela anunciada, con todos sus agravantes. La provincia perdida es, en efecto, un salvaje cuento de hadas, es una novela de aventuras, una novela de amor, una novela de guerra, y un ejercicio de la mas sensual y exquisita fantasia
Adiós a los padres by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I've seen a photo of my father: the best photo of him. He is 26 years old, wearing a light-colored linen suit that is blowing in the breeze. He is standing on a beach of pebbles and rough sand, next to a high-waisted, long-legged woman. A few years after that, this woman would become my mother.' The photo both foresees and hides the story of a family. Following the gleam that this photo unearths in his memory, Héctor Aguilar Camín has produced a text of fond intimacy and transparency about a family's past, about the personal urgency for a narrative capable of telling who your [parents] were, how your parents met, why they got married, why they separated, why they were the way they were, and why you are the way you are"
Chiapas : la guerra de las ideas( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después del milagro by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

México ante la crisis by Pablo González Casanova( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En torno a la cultura nacional by Instituto Nacional Indigenista (Mexico)( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saldos de la revolución : cultura y política de México, 1910-1980 by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historias conversadas by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historias conversadas es una colección de piezas que ejercen el arte literario con precisión y llaneza. Los relatos de Héctor Aguilar Camín –trabajados hasta el logro de la mayor dificultad en literatura: la apariencia de la facilidad—recobran el gusto escueto de narrar como la forma más eficaz de conmover y entender a los lectores. En el centro de Historias conversadas hay un narrador maduro y a la vez inesperado. El lector será gratamente sorprendido por estos relatos donde converge la invención literaria y las tonalidades evocativas, la contundencia del oficio y la levedad de la sobremesa. Historias conversadas: el espectáculo de la realidad como surtidor de ficciones. El mismo Aguilar Camín señala: “El yo narrativo de estas páginas no es autobiográficos, sino literario; no da cuenta de mí, sino de mis fantasías retrospectivas y mis necesidades imaginarias. Bajo ese disfraz, no obstante, he dicho cosas de mí que no me había confesado nunca, lo cual es sólo una prueba más de la férrea paradoja de la literatura, cuya aleación peculiar de mentiras tiene por única ley soñar verdades”."--Cubierta trasera
Toda la vida by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"¿Recibir y callar la confesión de un crimen pasional nos vuelve su complice? Podemos escapar al peso del pasado? Somos los protagonistas de nuestro destino o simples comparsas? Esta y otras preguntas nos plantea esta emblemática novela de elecciones extremas. Serrano, Felo, Pato y Liliana entrañan una red de silencios, traiciones y obsesiones cruzadas por los años que la muerte de un conocido desatará de nueva cuenta. Fábula sin moraleja sobre los abismos del amor fatal, la ambición y el delirio, Toda la vida es también un recorrido nostálgico por los territorios perdidos de la vida bohemia de la ciudad de México, una indagación literaria sobre cómo se escriben las novelas y un recordatorio de la podrida relación entre la policía y la política en el México del viejo régimen"--Page 4 of cover
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In the shadow of the Mexican revolution : contemporary Mexican history, 1910-1989
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Aguilar Camín, Héctor

Aguilar-Camín, Héctor 1946-

Aguilar, Héctor 1946-

Camín, Héctor Aguilar.

Camín, Héctor Aguilar 1946-

Héctor Aguilar Camín Mexicaans journalist

Héctor Aguilar Camín Mexican writer, journalist and historian

Spanish (352)

English (24)

German (8)

French (3)

Italian (3)

La Guerra de GalioLa conspiración de la fortunaLas mujeres de AdrianoEl resplandor de la maderaUn futuro para MéxicoLa provincia perdida