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Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican writer and one of the best-known novelists and essayists of the 20th century in the Spanish-speaking world. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican. Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhood he lived in Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago and Buenos Aires. In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until 1965. He was married to film star Rita Macedo from 1959 till 1973, although he was an habitual philanderer and allegedly, his affairs - which he claimed include film actresses such as Jeanne Moreau and Jean Seberg - brought her to despair. The couple ended their relationship amid scandal when Fuentes eloped with a very pregnant and then-unknown journalist named Silvia Lemus. They were eventually married. Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in 1965 and served in London, Paris (as ambassador), and other capitals. In 1978 he resigned as ambassador to France in protest over the appointment of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, former president of Mexico, as ambassador to Spain. He also taught courses at Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Penn, George Mason, Columbia and Cambridge.---کارلوس فوئنتس در ۱۱ نوامبر ۱۹۲۸ در پاناماسیتی به دنیا آمد. مادرش برتا ماسیاس ریواس و پدرش رافائل فوئنتس بوئه‌تیگر است. پدر وی از دیپلمات‌های مشهور مکزیک است. وی سفیر مکزیک در هلند، پاناما، پرتغال و ایتالیا بود.دوران کودکی‌اش در واشنتگتن دی.سی. و سانتیاگوی شیلی گذشت. فوئنتس در دانشگاه مکزیک و ژنو در رشتهٔ حقوق تحصیل کرد. او به زبان‌های انگلیسی و فرانسه تسلط کامل دارد. آثار * مرگ آرتمیوکروز، ۱۹۶۲ * آئورا، ۱۹۶۲ * زمین ما،‌ ۱۹۷۵ * گرینگوی پیر، ۱۹۸۵ * ملکهٔ عروسک‌ها * آسوده خاصر، ترجمهٔ محمدامین لاهیجی. * مرگ آرتمیو کروز، ترجمهٔ مهدی سحابی. * آئورا، ترجمهٔ عبدالله کوثری. * سرهیدا. * خودم با دیگران (به تازگی با نام از چشم فوئنتس) ترجمهٔ عبدالله کوثری.---Carlos Fuentes Macías fue un escritor mexicano y uno de los novelistas y ensayistas más conocidos en el mundo de habla española. Fuentes influyó en la literatura contemporánea de América Latina, y sus obras han sido ampliamente traducidas al inglés y otros idiomas. Fuentes nació en la ciudad de Panamá, Panamá, sus padres eran mexicanos. Debido a su padre era un diplomático, durante su infancia vivió en Montevideo, Río de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago y Buenos Aires. En su adolescencia regresó a México, donde vivió hasta 1965. Estuvo casado con la estrella de cine Rita Macedo de 1959 hasta 1973, aunque era un mujeriego habitual y, al parecer, sus asuntos - que se ha cobrado incluyen actrices como Jeanne Moreau y Jean Seberg, su llevados a la desesperación. La pareja terminó su relación en medio del escándalo, cuando Fuentes se fugó con un periodista muy embarazada y entonces desconocido de nombre Silvia Lemus. Se casaron finalmente. Siguiendo los pasos de sus padres, también se convirtió en un diplomático en 1965 y sirvió en Londres, París (como embajador), y otras capitales. En 1978 renunció al cargo de embajador en Francia en protesta por el nombramiento de Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, ex presidente de México, como embajador en España.

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All books by Carlos Fuentes:

The Years with Laura Diaz

The Years with Laura Diaz

An epic and heartbreaking love story that can leave no one untouched.
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Don Quijote: The History of that Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quijote de la Mancha

Don Quijote: The History of that Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quijote de la Mancha

Diana de Armas Wilson provides a thought-provoking introduction and explanatory textual annotations. Carefully selected contextual materials bring readers into the creative process that culminated in Don Quijote.
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Americanos: Latino Life in the United States

Americanos: Latino Life in the United States

Americanos celebrates both celebrities and everyday heroes, documenting telling moments in the lives of Latinos with images from the workplace, the playing fields, the flamingo bars, and daily street scenes. This unique portrait of the Latino-American experience, written in both English and...
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La Muerte de Artemio Cruz (Colección Popular, 34)

La Muerte de Artemio Cruz (Colección Popular, 34)

Carlos Fuentes nos revela los procesos mentales de un viejo que ya no es capaz de valerse por sí mismo y que se halla postrado ante la muerte inminente e indigna, pero su voluntad ¿que le ha otorgado una posición sobresaliente en la sociedad¿ se resiste a dejarse vencer. Usando una brillante...
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The Eagle's Throne

The Eagle's Throne

In the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations 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.
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Jose de Yturbe Bernal: Icons

Jose de Yturbe Bernal: Icons

Through his projects, Yturbe has defined the new, ground aesthetic rules in contemporary architecture: buildings biologically incorporate to their environment, with bold and balanced lines, great cylinders, crunchy rectangles that toy with curves and seemingly endless lines, always flooded with...
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The Crystal Frontier

The Crystal Frontier

From Mexico’s preeminent man of letters, “a Balzacian novel in nine masterly stories” (Vanity Fair) that explores the “uneven and painful meshing of two North american cultures” (Washington Post Book World). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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The Good Conscience

The Good Conscience

Por lo pronto, su percepción del mundo es que no tiene lugar definido en él. Quiere ser puro, pero su sangre hierve.
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Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

Contains five short stories. In the title story a loving and contented husband discovers the true nature of his marriage, as though he has walked through a mirror and found that the life held in the glass was not his own at all.
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The Years with Laura Diaz

The Years with Laura Diaz

As the story unfolds, Laura Díaz emerges as a heroine of strength and allure, as a friend of the renowned Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and as a dedicated political activist in a country marked by corruption and violence. Through this extraordinary woman's life story, The...
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Aura

Aura

But does the beautiful Aura actually exist? This is a strange, dreamy, haunting story.
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The Old Gringo

The Old Gringo

One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the...
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Diary of Frida Kahlo

Diary of Frida Kahlo

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) kept a remarkable diary revealing the passion and strength of the final ten years of her anguished life. This volume is a facsimile which includes her own brightly coloured paintings and drawings.
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Von mir und anderen : Essays

Von mir und anderen : Essays

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...
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Christopher Unborn

Christopher Unborn

Here there are 28 million people and 128 million rats. Gangs of homeless youths speaking Spanglish - or Anglatl - roam the chaotic, violent streets...
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Geography of Novel

Geography of Novel

After collapsing from an illness while attending a business meeting, a dying Artemio Cruz, a rich and powerful land owner in modern Mexico, is driven by conscience to recall his corrupt life.
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Inez

Inez

Linking these narratives is a beautiful crystal seal that belongs to Atlan-Ferrara, its meaning an enigma that obsesses him. And like the light refracted through the seal, these stories begin in prehistory and spiral out into infinity.
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The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World

The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World

Fuentes's singular success in this remarkable endeavor has made the book a classic in its field. (A Mariner Reissue).
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El mal del tiempo I (El mal del tiempo, #1)

El mal del tiempo I (El mal del tiempo, #1)

Al hablar sobre Constancia y otras novelas para vírgenes, Josée Emilio Pacheco señala algo que podría englobar toda la obra de Fuentes: Entre las ruinas de México Carlos Fuentes ha construido, piedra sobre piedra, libro tras libro, otra ciudad en cuyas casas la gente puede contarse sus historias...
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Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra

One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is 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 skillfully blends a wide...
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Aura

Aura

Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por el sueño. El hecho es que Carlos Fuentes, dueño de todos sus recursos, empleando una nueva, eficaz libertad literaria que revive a una atmósfera de sombras y ecos donde está manifiesto el tema de la verdadera...
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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

It releases Don Quixote from the grey academic prison of many more recent translations, unleashing him upon the English language in all his brilliant, foolish glory”. This edition also contains new endnotes.
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Instinto de Inez

Instinto de Inez

Simile a un eterno inseguimento, la loro storia d'amore si articola in vari modi e momenti storici: Londra sotto le bombe tedesche nel 1940, Città del Messico nel 1949, di nuovo Londra nel 1967 e Vienna alla fine del millennio. Una trama che sembra intersecarsi con un'era primigenia, alle...
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Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature

Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature

Beginning with Mexican masters such as Alfonso Reyes and Juan Rulfo, Garc’a highlights historic voices such as “the godfather of Chicano literature” Rudolfo Anaya, and Gloria Anzaldœa, who made a powerful case for language that reflects bicultural experience. From the fierce evocations of...
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The Years with Laura Diaz

The Years with Laura Diaz

Fuentes's richly woven narrative tapestry of her life from 1905 to 1978 -- filled with a multitude of witty, heartbreaking scenes and the sounds and colors, tastes and scents of Mexico -- shows us this wonderful woman as she grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and...
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Une certaine parenté

Une certaine parenté

Le comte de Branly, quatre-vingt-trois ans, invite le narrateur à sa table pour lui raconter son histoire. Ce sont diverses histoires, en réalité, qui confluent dans un récit unique, tournent toutes autour de Branly et de l’étrange famille Heredia, de souche française, dont une mystérieuse...
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Worlds of Fear

Worlds of Fear

• (1938) • novella by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by John W. Campbell ] 301 • . .
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Contra Bush

Contra Bush

The articles go as far back as the vote-count conflict during the 2000 Gore/Bush elections until the current war in Iraq. In interviews, Fuentes has stated that he decided to publish this book in hopes of giving Latino voters a light into the country's situations.
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Holy Place

Holy Place

Pero él es el protagonista de este libro, su libro. Lo vivimos a través de sus propios recuerdos: la infancia tranquila en Guadalajara, en la casa paterna, bajo la mirada protectora de una abuela afectuosa; después, el secuestro por la madre y el cambio brusco; el abandono por ésta, siempre gran...
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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Covering the years 1944-45, the 170-page journal contains Frida's thoughts, poems, and dreams, and reflects her stormy relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera, Mexico's famous artist. The seventy watercolor illustrations in the journal - some lively sketches, several elegant self-portraits,...
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The Orange Tree

The Orange Tree

Translated by Alfred MacAdam, a collection of five novellas from this author which explores the theme of cultural conflict. From the author of THE CAMPAIGN.
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Aura

Aura

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.
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Hautwechsel

Hautwechsel

El probado oficio del gran novelista Carlos Fuentes alcanza uno de sus puntos culminantes en esta obra. Publicada inicialmente en 1967, en esta ambiciosa y lograda novela confluyen, en una síntesis crítica, el mundo de los mitos americanos y las cuestiones clave de la cultura europea, la técnica...
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A New Time for Mexico

A New Time for Mexico

Fuentes's bold and timely study discusses the origins and nature of the tumultuous events that have recently transformed Mexican politics and society. The rebellion in Chiapas, a rash of assassinations, the break between Presidents Salinas and Zedillo, the continual struggle for democratic...
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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes: The Blue House

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Nudes: The Blue House

Collected here is a seductive, timeless, and entrancing sampling of the maestro's nudes, images taken in 1939 and as recently as the 1990s. Sensitively edited and sequenced by Ariadne Kimberly Huque, and with an impassioned and poetic introduction by Carlos Fuentes, this delicate, elegant volume...
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Geografía de la novela

Geografía de la novela

After collapsing from an illness while attending a business meeting, a dying Artemio Cruz, a rich and powerful land owner in modern Mexico, is driven by conscience to recall his corrupt life.
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Das gläserne Siegel

Das gläserne Siegel

Gabriel-Atlan Ferrara è un grande direttore d'orchestra che si innamora di Inez Prada, affascinante cantante lirica. Simile a un eterno inseguimento, la loro storia d'amore si articola in vari modi e momenti storici: Londra sotto le bombe tedesche nel 1940, Città del Messico nel 1949, di nuovo...
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The Eagle's Throne

The Eagle's Throne

The Mexican President has provoked the United States by calling for the removal of US troops from Colombia and demanding higher prices for Mexico's oil. But the country's satellite communications system is controlled in Miami and suddenly Mexico is deprived of phone, fax and email.
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Myself with Others: Selected Essays

Myself with Others: Selected Essays

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...
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Die gläserne Grenze

Die gläserne Grenze

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Translated by Alfred Mac Adam.
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Inez

Inez

A magical story of love and art, life and death.
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Inquieta compañía

Inquieta compañía

This is Carlos Fuentes? big return to fantastic literature in which he brings together six stories about supernatural beings; ghosts, demons, angels, apparitions, witches, and vampires, who, as it usually happens in fantastic literature, burst into daily lives in an unexpected and definitive...
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Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra

About the Author Carlos Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic and the author of more than a dozen novels and story collections. During his career, Fuentes has received numerous honors and awards, including the Mihuel de Cervantes Prize, and the Latin Literary Prize.
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Cristóbal Nonato

Cristóbal Nonato

Para esta fecha se han cumplido todas las predicciones catastrofistas que pesaban sobre el pais: una lluvia acida y negra cae sobre Makesicko City, la ciudad mas poblada y mas contaminada. Sin embargo, los mecanismos de control politico perduran, y la manipulacion mantiene a las masas infinitas...
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A Change of Skin

A Change of Skin

Four people, each in search of some real value in life, drive from Mexico City to Veracruz for Semana Santa - Holy Week.
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The Campaign

The Campaign

In this 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.
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Todas las familias felices

Todas las familias felices

Her daughter has given up on the world and lives through reality TV shows. A woman suffers her husband's sadism and remembers how their love began.
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The Crystal Frontier

The Crystal Frontier

The nine stories comprising this brilliant new 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...
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The Years with Laura Diaz

The Years with Laura Diaz

In his most important novel in decades, Carlos Fuentes has created a world filled with brilliantly colored scenes and heartbreaking dramas. The result is a novel of subtle, penetrating insight and immense power.
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Juan Rulfo's Mexico

Juan Rulfo's Mexico

His 1955 novel Pedro Paramo is considered one of the foundational classics of magic realism, predating One Hundred Years of Solitude by more than a decade. Lesser known are his haunting photographs of Mexico, which exhibit remarkable parallels to his prose.
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La silla del águila

La silla del águila

This is also the year in which the presidency is being disputed, in other words, it will be decided who will seat in the Seat of Power to never leave it. The winner, the Anointed one, hides an amazing secret that he must conceal at all costs.
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Der vergrabene Spiegel: die Geschichte der hispanischen Welt

Der vergrabene Spiegel: die Geschichte der hispanischen Welt

157 illustrations. Introduction Sun & shadow The conquest of Spain The reconquest of Spain 1492: the crucial year The rise & fall of the Indian world The conquest & reconquest of the New World The...
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Christopher Unborn

Christopher Unborn

This inspired novel 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.
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La mort D'Artemio Cruz

La mort D'Artemio Cruz

Carlos Fuentes sorprendió a los críticos con una novela moderna y de enorme solidez narrativa. Novela de gran intensidad temática, está centrada en la reflexión sobre el México surgido de la Revolución, pero también analiza, con amargura, cuestiones tan universales y permanentes como la soledad,...
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La muerte de Artemio Cruz

La muerte de Artemio Cruz

El paso del tiempo —más de treinta años— ha ratificado el valor literario de una novela: La muerte de Artemio Cruz, en la que el autor se situaba a la vanguardia de lo que algunos años más tarde se conocería como la «nueva novela hispanoamericana». Carlos Fuentes sorprendió a los críticos con...
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Der alte Gringo

Der alte Gringo

Su meta es encontrarse en México con Pancho Villa, el legendario guerrillero. La vida tomará, para este hombre atormentado y complejo, de severos rasgos trágicos, otros rumbos inesperados, sin embargo.
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Der alte Gringo

Der alte Gringo

Es un hombre de amarga desesperación y de un escepticismo insaciable; sabe de la corrupción y de la tristeza, de la esterilidad y de las vanidades de los negocios humanos. Su meta es encontrarse en México con Pancho Villa, el legendario guerrillero.
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The Old Gringo

The Old Gringo

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.
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The Hydra Head

The Hydra Head

First published in 1978, this novel of international intrigue by Carlos Fuentes is set in Mexico, and features the Mexican secret service. It is the story of the attempt by the Mexican government to retain control of a recently discovered national oil field.
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Diana: The Goddess Who Hunts Alone

Diana: The Goddess Who Hunts Alone

It is New Years Eve, 1969. The narrator, an internationally renowned writer in his forties and a self-proclaimed Don Juan, meets the beautiful American movie actress Diana Soren at a party and is fascinated by her elusive charm.
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Happy Families: Stories

Happy Families: Stories

. a feast of political insight.” –The Washington Post Book World From the Hardcover edition.
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The Campaign

The Campaign

In this 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.
[read more]

The Eagle's Throne

The Eagle's Throne

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, and treacherous betrayal. In the near future, at a meeting of the United...
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The Underdogs (Penguin Classics)

The Underdogs (Penguin Classics)

Demetrio Macias, a poor, illiterate Indian, must join the rebels to save his family. Courageous and charismatic, he earns a generalship in Pancho Villa?s army, only to become discouraged with the cause after it becomes hopelessly factionalized.
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La frontera de cristal

La frontera de cristal

Using an imaginary glass wall, Carlos Fuentes creates a lens through which he examines the violence, discrimination and racism suffered by Mexican immigrants crossing the border into the US in a quest for a better life. In these nine stories that deal with the separation between Mexico and the...
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Aura

Aura

Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por el sueño. El hecho es que Carlos Fuentes, dueño de todos sus recursos, empleando una nueva, eficaz libertad literaria que revive a una atmósfera de sombras y ecos donde está manifiesto el tema de la verdadera...
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La campaña

La campaña

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 the baby's mother, though, he falls instatnly in love with her and sets off on an anguished journey to repent his act and...
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Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America

Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America

Taking us into the houses, streets, villages, cities - and hearts - of people around the globe, this exciting collection makes accessible a truly cross-cultural selection of important short fiction. Twenty-five contemporary stories from five cultures far different from our own bring us the...
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The Good Conscience

The Good Conscience

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.
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El alma de México

El alma de México

In 12 chapters, the book chronicles each episode of the television series, The Soul of Mexico, examining paintings, sculpture, ceramics, architecture, and film. In the prolog, acclaimed Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes introduces each episode in Mexican history with his usual colorful...
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The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World

The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World

157 illustrations. Introduction Sun & shadow The conquest of Spain The reconquest of Spain 1492: the crucial year The rise & fall of the Indian world The conquest & reconquest of the New World The...
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Frida Kahlo: National Homage 1907-2007

Frida Kahlo: National Homage 1907-2007

I painted my own reality. This essential catalogue, based on the Palacio de Bellas Artes exhibition, presents brief essays by a wide range of Kahlo scholars, poets, anthropologists, architects, psychologists and experts in many other disciplines, both from Mexico and abroad--as well as a more...
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The Old Gringo

The Old Gringo

One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the...
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This I Believe: An A to Z of a Life

This I Believe: An A to Z of a Life

In “Children,” Fuentes recalls the births of his daughters and the tragic death of his son; in “Cinema” he relives the magic of films such as Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz . Further extending his reach, he examines the...
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Latin America: At War with the Past

Latin America: At War with the Past

The new world economic order is not an exercise in philanthropy, he contends, but in enlightened self-interest for everyone concerned. Forthright and intelligently reasoned, Carlos Fuentes's Latin America is a timeless book about the challenges facing emergent democracies and the opportunities...
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Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan and Latin America

Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan and Latin America

A literary excursion that travels around the world, using as its vehicle a fascinating collection of 25 short stories from writers overlooked and often ignored by American readers. Authors include Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Yukio Mishima, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, and others.
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El espejo enterrado

El espejo enterrado

Drawing expertly on five centuries of the cultural history of Europe and the Americas, Fuentes seeks to capture the spirit of the new, vibrant and enduring civilization (in the New World) that began in Spain.
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Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra

About the Author Carlos Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic and the author of more than a dozen novels and story collections. During his career, Fuentes has received numerous honors and awards, including the Mihuel de Cervantes Prize, and the Latin Literary Prize.
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Inez

Inez

In the other, Fuentes memorably delineates the very first encounter in human history between a man and a woman. In one, the intense drama of Berlioz's music for The Damnation of Faust informs the action; in the other, we watch as a slowly emergent love shapes the nature and character of the two...
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La cabeza de la hidra

La cabeza de la hidra

Description in Spanish: Novela policiaca que retrata al Mexico del boom petrolero y tiene como trasfondo una reflexion acerca de lo ilusorio de la libertad. Un burocrata es arrojado a un indescifrable torbellino de intriga y espionaje internacional donde se le despoja de su identidad, y descubre...
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Die gläserne Grenze

Die gläserne Grenze

From Mexico’s preeminent man of letters, “a Balzacian novel in nine masterly stories” (Vanity Fair) that explores the “uneven and painful meshing of two North american cultures” (Washington Post Book World). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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En esto creo

En esto creo

A su vasta y primordial obra, Carlos Fuentes aporta ahora un nuevo y singular libro que se convertiraacute; en un claacute;sico en su geacute;nero. Especie original de autobiograf
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Die Jahre Mit Laura Diaz

Die Jahre Mit Laura Diaz

From one of Latin America's most gifted authors comes the dazzling, poetic novel The Years with Laura Díaz . Beginning his story in Detroit in 1999, Fuentes introduces his title character through her great-grandson nearly 30 years after her death.
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The Crystal Frontier

The Crystal Frontier

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.
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Woran ich glaube: Alphabet des Lebens

Woran ich glaube: Alphabet des Lebens

A su vasta y primordial obra, Carlos Fuentes aporta ahora un nuevo y singular libro que se convertirá en un clásico en su género. Especie original de autobiograf
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Where the Air Is Clear

Where the Air Is Clear

Where the Air Is Clear , Carlos Fuentes's first novel, is an unsparing portrayal of Mexico City's upper class. Departing from a traditional linear narrative, Fuentes constructs his novel around a series of encounters with members of this world, including Federico Robles, an ambitious...
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Christopher Unborn

Christopher Unborn

It is 1992 and the sky over Makesicko City is black with oily, carboniferous rain. Here there are 28 million people and 128 million rats.
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Myself with Others: Selected Essays

Myself with Others: Selected Essays

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...
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Una familia lejana

Una familia lejana

El hilo conductor de esta novela es la conversación que el narrador mantiene con el anciano conde de Brandly (viajero impenitente, supérstite de una cultura en desaparición) que cuenta desde un café parisino la historia atroz y sublime a un tiempo, de su relación con el arqueólogo mexicano Hugo...
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Aura

Aura

Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por el sueño.
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Diana

Diana

An exploration of love, lust and betrayal.
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The Orange Tree

The Orange Tree

20,000 first printing. Tour.
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Myself With Others

Myself With Others

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...
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The Years with Laura Diaz

The Years with Laura Diaz

As the story unfolds, Laura Díaz emerges as a heroine of strength and allure, as a friend of the renowned Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and as a dedicated political activist in a country marked by corruption and violence. Through this extraordinary woman's life story, The...
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The Orange Tree

The Orange Tree

In The Orange Tree, he remarks, I gather together not only all my most immediate sensual pleasures - I see, touch, peel, bite, swallow - but also the most primordial sensations: my mother, wet nurses, breasts, the sphere, the world, the egg. The result is a sensitive exploration of cultural...
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Foundations of Fear

Foundations of Fear

Horror fiction is a special and enduring pleasure, invoking fear and wonder. For centuries, writers have struggled to achieve the sublime through these tales, at times creating works of enduring interest.
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A Change of Skin

A Change of Skin

El probado oficio del gran novelista Carlos Fuentes alcanza uno de sus puntos culminantes en esta obra. Publicada inicialmente en 1967, en esta ambiciosa y lograda novela confluyen, en una síntesis crítica, el mundo de los mitos americanos y las cuestiones clave de la cultura europea, la técnica...
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The Old Gringo

The Old Gringo

Es un hombre de amarga desesperación y de un escepticismo insaciable; sabe de la corrupción y de la tristeza, de la esterilidad y de las vanidades de los negocios humanos. Su meta es encontrarse en México con Pancho Villa, el legendario guerrillero.
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Inquieta compañía

Inquieta compañía

big return to fantastic literature in which he brings together six stories about supernatural beings; ghosts, demons, angels, apparitions, witches, and vampires, who, as it usually happens in fantastic literature, burst into daily lives in an unexpected and definitive way, to change the destiny...
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The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

Hailed as a masterpiece since its publication in 1962, The Death of Artemio Cruz is Carlos Fuentes's haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico. Its acknowledged place in Latin American fiction and its appeal to a fresh generation of readers have warranted this new translation...
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This I Believe

This I Believe

This I Believe is an A-Z of the things that Carlos Fuentes loves and passionately believes in: it is a kind of manifesto, but one that also draws on key moments in his life.
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Christopher Unborn

Christopher Unborn

Makesicko City, as the punning narrator calls it, is not doing well in this alternate, worst-case-scenario 1992. Politicians are selling pieces of their country to the United States.
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Das gläserne Siegel

Das gläserne Siegel

Simile a un eterno inseguimento, la loro storia d'amore si articola in vari modi e momenti storici: Londra sotto le bombe tedesche nel 1940, Città del Messico nel 1949, di nuovo Londra nel 1967 e Vienna alla fine del millennio. Una trama che sembra intersecarsi con un'era primigenia, alle...
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Hydra Head

Hydra Head

First published in 1978, this novel of international intrigue by Carlos Fuentes is set in Mexico, and features the Mexican secret service. It is the story of the attempt by the Mexican government to retain control of a recently discovered national oil field.
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The Old Gringo

The Old Gringo

Here is the tie-in edition of Fuentes' brilliant tale of passion and adventure, now a powerful cinematic love story starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck.
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Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology

Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology

Magical Realist Fiction includes: The nose by Nikolai Gogol The porcelain doll by Leo Tolstoy The wardrobe by Thomas Mann A tale of the cavalry by Hugo von Hofmannsthal The jolly corner by Henry...
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Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra

About the Author Carlos Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic and the author of more than a dozen novels and story collections. During his career, Fuentes has received numerous honors and awards, including the Mihuel de Cervantes Prize, and the Latin Literary Prize.
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The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

Its acknowledged place in Latin American fiction and its appeal to a fresh generation of readers have warranted this new translation by Alfred Mac Adam, translator (with the author) of Fuentes's Christopher Unborn . As in all his fiction, but perhaps most powerfully in this book,...
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Alphabet Meines Lebens

Alphabet Meines Lebens

A su vasta y primordial obra, Carlos Fuentes aporta ahora un nuevo y singular libro que se convertirá en un clásico en su género. Especie original de autobiograf
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Thanks to their fairy godmother, Clarence Terence, Zola, Olivia, Sally, and Min know that they need to change their futures. The only question is: how? Every time the girls think they've got it figured out, Clarence shows them that they're going about it all wrong. They're about ready to give up...