Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Carlos Fuentes

Posted by on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

A major figure in Mexican literature is dead at age 83. I love Terra Nostra, his enormous, ambitious novel about the history of the intersection between Mexican and European culture. But that's a difficult, demanding book for a first-timer who wants to get to know Fuentes; if you're interested in starting with him, try The Old Gringo or The Years with Laura Díaz.

 

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TVDinner 1
I absolutely loved La muerte de Artemio Cruz. He was an amazing author. We're lucky he lived and wrote.
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I second TVDinner's sentiments regarding The Death of Artemio Cruz, which I started reading again after my 1-year-old daughter pulled it off the shelf a few days ago.
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