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Carlos Fuentes (1928–2012)

Author of The Death of Artemio Cruz

223+ Works 13,089 Members 215 Reviews 25 Favorited

About the Author

Carlos Fuentes was born in Panama on November 11, 1928. He studied law at the National University of Mexico and did graduate work at the Institute des Hautes Etudes in Switzerland. He entered Mexico's diplomatic service and wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Where the Air Is Clear, was show more published in 1958. His other works include The Death of Artemio Cruz, Destiny and Desire, and Vlad. The Old Gringo was later adapted as a film starring Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda in 1989. He won numerous awards including the Fuentes the Romulo Gallegos Prize in Venezuela for Terra Nostra, the National Order of Merit in France, the Cervantes Prize in 1987, and Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for literature in 1994. He also wrote essays, short stories, screenplays, and political nonfiction. In addition to writing, he taught at numerous universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown. He served as the ambassador of Mexico to France. He died on May 15, 2012 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Carlos Fuentes

The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962) 1,821 copies, 21 reviews
Aura (1962) 1,141 copies, 20 reviews
The Old Gringo (1985) 1,088 copies, 26 reviews
Terra Nostra (1975) 691 copies, 11 reviews
The Years with Laura Díaz (1999) 576 copies, 10 reviews
The Buried Mirror (1992) 488 copies, 5 reviews
Where the Air Is Clear (1958) 472 copies, 5 reviews
Christopher Unborn (1987) — Author — 334 copies, 2 reviews
The Eagle's Throne (2003) 327 copies, 12 reviews
The Crystal Frontier (1996) 326 copies, 5 reviews
Inez (2001) 317 copies, 10 reviews
Happy Families: Stories (2006) 260 copies, 1 review
The Orange Tree (1994) 253 copies
A Change of Skin (1967) 245 copies, 4 reviews
The Hydra Head (1978) 244 copies, 3 reviews
The Campaign (1992) 241 copies, 2 reviews
Diana, The Goddess who Hunts Alone (1995) 222 copies, 5 reviews
This I Believe: An A to Z of a Life (2002) 197 copies, 5 reviews
Destiny and Desire (2011) 193 copies, 5 reviews
The Good Conscience (1959) 185 copies, 5 reviews
Constancia and other stories for virgins (1990) 183 copies, 1 review
Burnt Water (1993) 168 copies, 2 reviews
Distant Relations (1980) 167 copies, 1 review
Vlad (2010) 147 copies, 9 reviews
Myself with Others: Selected Essays (1988) 122 copies, 1 review
The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories (2000) — Editor — 108 copies, 1 review
A New Time for Mexico (1995) 106 copies
Cantar de ciegos (1964) 84 copies, 1 review
Adam in Eden (2009) 79 copies, 2 reviews
Inquieta compañía (2004) 77 copies, 2 reviews
Witnesses of Time (1992) — Introduction — 54 copies
Holy place (1977) 46 copies
La gran novela latinoamericana (2011) 41 copies, 2 reviews
Terra Nostra (Tome 1) (1975) 31 copies
Geografía de la novela (1993) 27 copies, 1 review
Cuentos sobrenaturales (Spanish Edition) (2007) 27 copies, 4 reviews
Birthday (1969) 27 copies, 1 review
Cuerpos y ofrendas (1972) 20 copies
Terra Nostra II (1989) 20 copies
Contra Bush (2004) 19 copies
Valiente mundo nuevo (1990) 18 copies
Tiempo mexicano (1971) 18 copies
Apollon et les Putains (1995) 18 copies
Todos los gatos son pardos (1901) 18 copies, 1 review
Catch That Bus! (2005) 17 copies
L'ombelico della luna (2000) 13 copies, 1 review
Gabo memórias da memória (2003) 10 copies, 1 review
Carolina Grau (2010) 10 copies, 2 reviews
Cervantes o la Critica de la Lectura (1976) 10 copies, 1 review
Personas (2012) 9 copies
Viendo visiones (2003) 9 copies
Biblioteca (2015) 8 copies
Retratos en el tiempo (1998) 8 copies
Voluptuario / Voluptuary (1996) 7 copies
Obras reunidas I (2007) 6 copies
Los reinos originarios (1971) 6 copies
La Desdichada (2007) 6 copies
Ceremonias Del Alba (1901) 6 copies
Dos educaciones (1991) 5 copies
LA CAMPAA 4 copies
Yanik Sular (2000) 4 copies
El siglo que despierta (2012) 4 copies
Machado de la mancha (2001) 3 copies
Storie per vergini (2007) 3 copies
Familia Lejana 3 copies
Dogmamis Kristof (2010) 3 copies
Agua quemada (1997) 3 copies
Święta strefa 2 copies
Zone sacrée (1967) 2 copies
Ömsa skinn (1993) 2 copies
Juan Soriano y su obra (1984) 2 copies
El Mexico Revolucionario (1992) 2 copies
Inez'in Sezgisi (2003) 2 copies
NARANJO, EL (2007) 2 copies
Christofer ofödd (1990) 2 copies
O velho Gringo 2 copies
Casa con dos puertas (1998) 2 copies
Körlerin şarkısı (2008) 2 copies
Kvinnen og landet (1993) 2 copies
Brillant (2009) 2 copies, 1 review
Federico em sua sacada (2013) 2 copies
Todas as Familias Felizes (2009) 2 copies
Łeb hydry (1994) 1 copy
Chant des aveugles (1968) 1 copy
Den gamle gringo (1989) 1 copy
Fotel orła (2004) 1 copy
Gringo mahalla (2007) 1 copy
La campaña. 1 copy
KUTSAL BÖLGE (1997) 1 copy
Los Ultimos De Cuba (2013) 1 copy
Aquilo em que Acredito (2003) 1 copy
Wola i fortuna (2011) 1 copy
Caleidoscopio (2009) 1 copy
Oba bregova 1 copy
The age of gold - #3 (1991) 1 copy

Associated Works

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) — Introduction, some editions — 44,876 copies, 692 reviews
Don Quixote (1605) — Introduction, some editions — 30,920 copies, 445 reviews
The Underdogs (1915) — Foreword, some editions — 1,402 copies, 30 reviews
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contributor — 1,386 copies, 9 reviews
Fire from the Mountain: The Making of a Sandinista (1982) — Foreword, some editions — 168 copies, 3 reviews
The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America (1973) — Contributor — 156 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Cockerel & Other Writings (1980) — Preface, some editions — 153 copies, 3 reviews
A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (1991) — Contributor — 149 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 22: With Your Tongue Down My Throat (1987) — Contributor — 129 copies, 1 review
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contributor — 113 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997) — Contributor — 106 copies
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Contributor — 99 copies, 2 reviews
Travelers' Tales MEXICO : True Stories (1994) — Contributor — 61 copies, 1 review
Huellas de las literaturas hispanoamericanas (1996) — Contributor — 51 copies, 1 review
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World (1998) — Contributor — 47 copies
Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (2006) — Contributor — 26 copies
The World of Luis Buñuel: Essays in Criticism (1978) — Contributor — 25 copies
Gustavo Cisneros. Un Empresario Global (2004) — Foreword, some editions — 16 copies, 1 review
She Made Friends and Kept Them: An Anecdotal Memoir (1996) — Introduction, some editions — 15 copies
The Black Man Who Made the Angels Wait (1951) — Contributor — 13 copies
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Contributor — 3 copies
Carlos Fuentes (2009) — Contributor — 3 copies
Mexiko erzählt 16 Erzählungen (1992) — Contributor — 3 copies
Triquarterly 23/24, Winter/Spring 1972 (1972) — Contributor — 3 copies
Agresión a la realidad: Mario Vargas Llosa (1971) — Contributor — 1 copy
Groot zomerboek (1993) — Contributor — 1 copy
ラテンアメリカ五人集 (2011) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Fuentes, Carlos
Legal name
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel
Birthdate
1928-11-11
Date of death
2012-05-15
Burial location
Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Gender
male
Nationality
Mexico
Birthplace
Panama City, Panama
Place of death
Angeles del Pedregal Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of death
hemorrhage
Places of residence
Mexico City, Mexico
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Education
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Institute of Advanced International Studies
Occupations
writer
editor
critic
political analyst
diplomat
Relationships
Fuentes Lemus, Carlos (son)
Lemus, Silvia (wife)
Macedo, Rita (ex-wife)
Organizations
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1985])
Awards and honors
Biblioteca Breve (1967)
Premio Miguel de Cervantes (1987)
Premio Príncipe de Asturias (1994)
Man Booker International Prize Finalist (2007)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1985)
Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor (1999) (show all 10)
Americas Society Gold Medal (2008)
Xavier Villaurrutia Award (1976)
Rómulo Gallegos Award (1977)
Commandeur, l'Ordre National du Mérite (1997)
Short biography
De schrijver Carlos Fuentes is in een ziekenhuis in Mexico-Stad overleden. De 83-jarige auteur gold als een van de belangrijkste literatoren in het Spaans taalgebied. Het bericht over zijn dood werd dinsdag via Twitter bevestigd door president Calderón, die Fuentes omschrijft als 'schrijver en universeel Mexicaan'.

Fuentes en generatiegenoten als Colombiaan Gabriel Garcia Márquez en Peruaan Mario Vargas Llosa vestigden de aandacht op de Latijns-Amerikaanse cultuur in een periode waarin het grootste deel van de regio werd bestuurd door dictators. In een interview met de Volkskrant zei Fuentes in 2006 dat een goed schrijver alles moet bekritiseren. 'Niet alleen zijn vijanden, maar ook zijn vrienden. Juist zijn vrienden!'

In 1987 werd Fuentes' werk bekroond met de Cervantes Prijs. Zijn laatste roman, De wil en het lot, verscheen in 2010

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Discussions

Fun with Fuentes: Group Read of The Old Gringo in 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (July 2012)
Carlos Fuentes in Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (May 2012)

Reviews

Autobiography of Frida Kahlo, illustrated
 
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Docent-MFAStPete | 12 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
And another one bites the dust. It's been a while since I've read a book I like. I made my way through half of this one and finally had to quit. I didn't like anything about it -- not the story and not the style of writing. I was interested because even though this is fiction, it's about a part of Mexican history that I interests me and it's about Ambrose Bierce, whose writing I've never read, but who seems to have been a very interesting individual. There were too many words and they weren't saying anything to me.… (more)
 
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dvoratreis | 25 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
This book is very short, maybe 80 pages or so, but it is not an easy read. You need to take your time to really absorb it. It was disjointed at times, but it is a very interesting and enjoyable read, although there are a few pretty graphic part. It follows two story lines, and brings up interesting themes regarding music, control, the relationships between men and women, and on a broader scale, between different countries. It is very poetic and very well written.
 
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DominiqueMarie | 9 other reviews | Oct 22, 2023 |
Multiple photographs, hand written entries
 
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JimandMary69 | 12 other reviews | Aug 21, 2023 |

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Rating
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Reviews
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