Carlos Fuentes 1928-2012
The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories
In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play,...
Distant Relations begins in the elegant Automobile club de France as an elderly Count tells a story to the unnamed narrator. But the book does not remain here in the cafe, nor even in France. Instead, as the Count speaks, the...
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...
Happy Families: Fiction
In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed
author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that
“happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in
its own way.” In “A Family Like...
The Death of Artemio Cruz
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...
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