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The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374522839, Paperback)
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 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, Fuentes is a passionate guide to the ironies of Mexican history, the burden of its past, and the anguish of its present.
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A powerful Mexican newspaper owner recalls episodes of his earlier life as he lies confined to his bed, gravely ill.
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