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The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel (FSG Classics)
by Carlos Fuentes
As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz's heroic campaigns during the...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
This I Believe: An A to Z of a Life
by Carlos Fuentes
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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics)
by Carlos Fuentes
In The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes brings the Mexico of 1916 uncannily to life. This novel is wise book, full of toughness and humanity and is without question one of the finest works of modern Latin American fiction. One of Fuentes's greatest works, the novel tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
La muerte de Artemio Cruz (Spanish Edition)
by Carlos Fuentes
La muerte de Artemio Cruz , novela de 1962 de Carlos Fuentes, es una visión panorámica de la historia del México contemporáneo tal como la rememora un industrial y político agonizante. Un clásico de la literatura mexicana del siglo XX, que es a su vez una audaz exploración de las posibilidades de representación en la...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Years with Laura Diaz
by Carlos Fuentes
A radiant and epic new novel that is among the finest achievements of Mexico's greatest man of letters. The Years With Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes' most important novel in several decades. Like his masterpiece The Death of Artemio Cruz, the action begins in the state of Veracruz and moves to Mexico City--tracing a migration...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Terra Nostra
by Carlos Fuentes
Terra Nostra is one of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction. Concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations, Fuentes's great novel is, indeed, that rare creation--the total work of...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Aura
by Carlos Fuentes
This eBook edition of Carlos Fuentes' novel includes only the English translation by Lysander Kemp. The Spanish text is not included. 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...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories
by Carlos Fuentes
The nine stories comprising The Crystal Frontier , a brilliant work of fiction from Carlos Fuentes, all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family of one Leonardo Barroso, a powerful oligarch of northern Mexico with manifold connections to the United States.
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Categories: Unknown
Happy Families: Stories
by Carlos Fuentes
The internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes, winner of the Cervantes Prize and the Latin Civilization Award, delivers a stunning work of fiction about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life, reminding us why he has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” ( Newsweek ). In these masterly...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Where the Air Is Clear
by Carlos Fuentes
My name is Ixca Cienfuegos. I was born and I live in Mexico City. Which is not so grave: in Mexico City there is never tragedy but only outrage. Thus begins Carlos Fuentes's first novel, unfolding a panorama in which many people's lives depend on the fact that they live in today's Mexico City, where the air is clear and yet filled...
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Categories: Unknown
The Campaign
by Carlos Fuentes
In The Campaign , a witty and enthralling saga of revolutionary South America, Carlos Fuentes explores the period of profound upheaval he calls" the romantic time." His hero, Baltasar Bustos, the son of a wealthy landowner, kidnaps the baby of a prominent judge, replacing it with the black baby of a prostitute. When he catches sight of...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Myself with Others: Selected Essays
by Carlos Fuentes
In Myself with Others , Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer, his celebrated Harvard University commencement address, and his trenchant examinations of Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Destiny and Desire: A Novel
by Carlos Fuentes
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. Josué Nadal...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Good Conscience
by Carlos Fuentes
The Good Conscience is Carlos Fuentes's second novel. 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...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Orange Tree
by Carlos Fuentes
In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree , Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From the story of Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean, to the fate of Hernan Cortes's two sons, to the destruction of the...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Literary Fiction
The Eagle's Throne: A Novel
by Carlos Fuentes
Here is a true literary event–the long-awaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagle’s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked ambition...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Inez: A Novel
by Carlos Fuentes
A magical short novel that weaves together two stories, two couples, two different times, and two grand passions In one of the narratives that comprise this superb new novel from Carlos Fuentes, we are introduced to Gabriel Atlan-Ferrara, a fabled orchestral conductor, and his great love Inez Prada, a renowned singer. In the other...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Christopher Unborn
by Carlos Fuentes
This inspired novel, Christopher Unborn , is narrated by the as yet unborn first child to be born on October 12, 1992, the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America; his conception and birth bracket the novel. A playfully savage masterpiece by Carlos Fuentes.
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins
by Carlos Fuentes
Renowned as a novelist of unsurpassed invention, Carlos Fuentes here presents his second collection of stories to appear in English. Where his first, Burnt Water , published in 1980, had as its underlying theme Mexico City itself, Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins extends its imaginative boundaries out to Savannah, to Cadiz...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica
A New Time for Mexico
by Carlos Fuentes
In the essays in A New Time for Mexico , Carlos Fuentes discusses the history, origins and nature of Mexico's political system and the unforeseen, tumultuous events that began in 1994 with the rebellion in Chiapas and continued with a rash of assassinations, the break between presidents Salinas and Zedillo, and continual traumas for a...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Distant Relations
by Carlos Fuentes
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...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
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