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Aguilar Camín, Héctor 1946-

Works: 133 works in 729 publications in 5 languages and 5,920 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Domestic fiction  Fables  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Research team head, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ7298.1.G838, 972.08
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Most widely held works about Héctor Aguilar Camín
Most widely held works by Héctor Aguilar Camín
In the shadow of the Mexican revolution : contemporary Mexican history, 1910-1989 by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hector Aguilar Camin and Lorenzo Meyer, two of Mexico's leading intellectuals, set out to fill a void in the literature on Mexican history: the lack of a single text to cover the history of contemporary Mexico during the twentieth century, from the conditions that set in motion the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to the most recent presidential elections in 1988. A la sombra de la Revolucion Mexicana, now available in English as In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, offers a sweeping account of Mexico's history since 1910: seventy-nine years of change and continuity, innovation and reiteration. It covers the Mexican Revolution itself, the gradual consolidation of institutions, the Cardenas regime, the "Mexican economic miracle" and its subsequent collapse, and the recent transition toward a new historical period. Both authors are vigorous and influential commentators on contemporary events in Mexico, and both have political influence (although they deliver it in different ways: Aguilar Camin defends the current regime, while Meyer critiques it). Presenting contemporary Mexican history from a Mexican point of view, they offer a comprehensive and authoritative study of Mexico's turbulent recent history, a history that increasingly intertwines with that of the United States. Given the level of interest in Mexico - likely to increase still more as a result of the recent liberalization of trade policies - this volume will be useful in affording U.S. readers an intelligent, comprehensive, and accessible study of their neighbor to the south. With prose that is appealing for both its humor and sharpness, the book should interest an informed general readership, as well as being attractive for classroom adoption
Death in Veracruz : a novel by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

66 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel marks the long-awaited arrival in English of a masterful voice in Mexican and noir fiction "Death in Veracruz "is a gritty and atmospheric noir centered on the so-called oil wars of the late 1970s, which pitted the extremely powerful and corrupt government-owned oil cartel PEMEX against the agrarian landowners in the coastal regions of Southern Mexico. This novel, translated for the first time in English since its publication 30 years ago, concerns a journalist who investigates the death of a colleague and friend Rojano in a bizarre shooting incident that takes place in a small rural village, and who finds himself up against crooked police and a charismatic and ruthless union boss . But, as he gets deeper into this Mexican Heart of Darkness, he finds Rojano was not all he seemed, and neither was his widow with whom he falls into a doomed affair."--Publisher's description
La conspiración de la fortuna by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and career of Santos Rodrgíuez, a gifted and enlightened politician who struggles with Mexico's devious political system and drug trafficking subculture
La frontera nómada : Sonora y la Revolución Mexicana by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las mujeres de Adriano by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have been a man of five women" confesses the historian Justo Adriano Alemán to his young confidant, the narrator of this novel. His words open the door to a private world full of passion and secrecy
La Guerra de Galio by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the turbulent years that followed the Mexican government's violent repression of the student uprising in 1968 is told through the experiences of a fictional historian-turned-journalist-turned-historian again. His notes and journals, together with testimonials and other sources, form the basis for this social and political history, biography, and novel
Toda la vida by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drunken confession. Years dissolve in a blur of sex, drugs, and violence. With echoes of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, Héctor Aguilar Camín's Day In, Day Out explores the lives of two darkly alluring sisters and the men pulled into their orbit. while attending the funeral of an old acquaintance, dissolute writer Serrano runs into a former rival, a doctor of criminology known simply as el Pato. The encounter throws Serrano back to the erotically charged bohemian nightlife of 1970's Mexico City, when both men vied for the attention of Liliana Montoya, an enigmatic nightclub singer who may have ordered a murder to defend her sister's honor. As Serrano digs into the past filled with excess and deceit, he finds himself questioning Liliana's sanity - and his own. Day In, Day Out is a vivid chronicle of lust, obsession and madness that will appeal to fans of literary crime novels and Latin American fiction
El resplandor de la madera by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Resplandor de la Madera es la historia de varias generaciones de Casares marcadas por la obsesion de realizar sus suenos, solo para verlos disolverse cuando los tienen a la mano
El error de la luna by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Spanish and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un futuro para México by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Mexico's most renowned political analysts reflect on key questions, offer an in-depth analysis of the problems that oppress Mexico as a society, and propose possible paths to building a more prosperous society
Un soplo en el río by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la sombra de la Revolución mexicana by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La provincia perdida by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En octubre del ano 2005, mientras trabajaba en La provincia perdida, Hector Aguilar Camin dijo en una entrevista: Escribo una novela de guerra, amor, aventura y fantasia. Yo digo que se trata de un salvaje cuento de hadas. Es la historia del enviado de una republica asolada por la guerra civil a conservar la lealtad de una provincia remota. A lo largo de su aventura en ese mundo extrano, donde combaten por igual los ejercitos y los espiritus, el protagonista pierde los ideales y la guerra, pero gana el amor y la sabiduria radical del desencanto. Aqui esta la novela anunciada, con todos sus agravantes. La provincia perdida es, en efecto, un salvaje cuento de hadas, es una novela de aventuras, una novela de amor, una novela de guerra, y un ejercicio de la mas sensual y exquisita fantasia
Adiós a los padres by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I've seen a photo of my father: the best photo of him. He is 26 years old, wearing a light-colored linen suit that is blowing in the breeze. He is standing on a beach of pebbles and rough sand, next to a high-waisted, long-legged woman. A few years after that, this woman would become my mother.' The photo both foresees and hides the story of a family. Following the gleam that this photo unearths in his memory, Héctor Aguilar Camín has produced a text of fond intimacy and transparency about a family's past, about the personal urgency for a narrative capable of telling who your [parents] were, how your parents met, why they got married, why they separated, why they were the way they were, and why you are the way you are"
Chiapas : la guerra de las ideas by Raúl Trejo Delarbre( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raúl Trejo explicita que esta no es una antología plural, en tanto que no contiene muestras de todas las posiciones expresadas sobre la crisis chiapaneca, sino que, siendo una selección arbitraria como todas, está conducida por una intencionalidad explícita: presentar un abanico de opiniones que, sin ser coincidentes en el diagnóstico del conflicto de Chiapas, sí lo son en el ánimo reflexivo así como en la preocupación -a veces vuelta explícita condena- por el empleo de la violencia. Los textos destacan por su lucidez, por su agudeza, por ofrecer ángulos no necesariamente cubiertos en torno de ese conflicto, además de su capacidad propositiva. Los autores incluidos en este libro coinciden en reconocer la base material, los rezagos sociales, que han sido uno de los factores principales para que en Chiapas se formara y estallase un movimiento armado. Pero ninguno de estos autores se queda en la explicación inmediata, simplista, que atribuye sólo a la miseria la insurrección de los campesinos indígenas en aquella entidad mexicana. No hay una condena, como tampoco una adhesión, que sean incondicionales respecto de las políticas del gobierno mexicano, antes ni después de Chiapas. Expresan puntos de vista aparecidos en la prensa mexicana desde la primera semana del estallido del conflicto en 1994, discrepantes en los matices pero coincidentes en el rechazo a las explicaciones maniqueas que contribuye a entender lo acontecido en Chiapas; hasta ya comenzado el mes de marzo, cuando las negociaciones en San Cristóbal de las Casas llegaban al final de su primera fase. La propuesta que se encuentra en la obra, es la de reconstruir una reflexión a través de un recorrido analítico encontraste con la ya señalada complacencia -que podía llegar a ser complicidad- con alguna de las partes en conflicto, sus posiciones distintas eludieron la tentación de la interpretación del aventurerismo providencialista de un grupo armado
Después del milagro by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

México ante la crisis by Pablo González Casanova( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En torno a la cultura nacional by Instituto Nacional Indigenista (Mexico)( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historias conversadas by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historias conversadas es una colección de piezas que ejercen el arte literario con precisión y llaneza. Los relatos de Héctor Aguilar Camín –trabajados hasta el logro de la mayor dificultad en literatura: la apariencia de la facilidad—recobran el gusto escueto de narrar como la forma más eficaz de conmover y entender a los lectores. En el centro de Historias conversadas hay un narrador maduro y a la vez inesperado. El lector será gratamente sorprendido por estos relatos donde converge la invención literaria y las tonalidades evocativas, la contundencia del oficio y la levedad de la sobremesa. Historias conversadas: el espectáculo de la realidad como surtidor de ficciones. El mismo Aguilar Camín señala: “El yo narrativo de estas páginas no es autobiográficos, sino literario; no da cuenta de mí, sino de mis fantasías retrospectivas y mis necesidades imaginarias. Bajo ese disfraz, no obstante, he dicho cosas de mí que no me había confesado nunca, lo cual es sólo una prueba más de la férrea paradoja de la literatura, cuya aleación peculiar de mentiras tiene por única ley soñar verdades”."--Cubierta trasera
Saldos de la revolución : cultura y política de México, 1910-1980 by Héctor Aguilar Camín( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In the shadow of the Mexican revolution : contemporary Mexican history, 1910-1989
Alternative Names
Aguilar Camín, Héctor

Aguilar-Camín, Héctor 1946-

Aguilar, Héctor 1946-

Camín, Héctor Aguilar.

Camín, Héctor Aguilar 1946-

Héctor Aguilar Camín Mexicaans journalist

Héctor Aguilar Camín Mexican writer, journalist and historian

Spanish (370)

English (33)

German (8)

Italian (4)

French (3)

La conspiración de la fortunaLas mujeres de AdrianoLa Guerra de GalioEl resplandor de la maderaUn futuro para MéxicoLa provincia perdida