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Fuentes, Carlos

Overview
Works: 1,412 works in 5,778 publications in 24 languages and 107,924 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Feminist fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Drama  Historical fiction  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of screenplay, Host, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Translator, Performer, Honoree, Originator, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ7297.F793, 863
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Most widely held works by Carlos Fuentes
La muerte de Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
264 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,246 libraries worldwide
Artemio Cruz, an ex-revolutionary lying on his deathbed, recalls the most important 12 days in his life
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
143 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,919 libraries worldwide
Chronological time is abolished and space concentrated into one area in a multi-dimensional pageant of Spanish history and culture that touches upon all facets of human experience
The old gringo by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 2,851 libraries worldwide
Set during the Mexican Revolution, a frustrated spinster, a retired journalist, and a fiery young general are inexplicably drawn together as they face love, death and war
Aura by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
205 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,767 libraries worldwide
A young scholar falls passionately in love with the niece of an aged widow and discovers the true relationship between the two women
The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
48 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 2,700 libraries worldwide
An imaginative portrait of an unscrupulous individual, the story also serves as commentary on Mexican society, most notably on the abuse of power--a theme that runs throughout Fuentes' work. As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, former revolutionary turned capitalist, lies on his deathbed. He drifts in and out of consciousness, and when he is conscious his mind wanders between past and present. The story reveals that Cruz became rich through treachery, bribery, corruption, and ruthlessness. As a young man he had been full of revolutionary ideals. Acts committed as a means of self-preservation soon developed into a way of life based on opportunism. A fully realized character, Cruz can also be seen as a symbol of Mexico's quest for wealth at the expense of moral values
La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
173 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
"Recrea ... el ambiente social de la ciudad de México, desde la alta burguesía improvisada y la llamada 'aristocracia' del Porfiriato hasta el proletariado y aquellos que fluctúan de una clase a la otra ..."--P. [4] of cover
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
The grandson of Laura Díaz provides the story of his grandmother, a lover of great men and "a politically committed artist on whom none of the poignant paradoxes of Mexican life have been lost."--Jacket
The eagle's throne : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
"In the near future, at a meeting of the United States 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. Concocting a 'glitch' in a Florida satellite, America's president cuts off Mexico's communications systems--no phones, faxes, or e-mails--and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions. Now, despite the motto that 'a Mexican politician never puts anything into writing,' people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of man's motives and desires"--Inside front cover
Cambio de piel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
124 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
Psychological novel of the relationships of four people traveling from Mexico to Veracruz
Christopher unborn by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Mexico, 1991: Black acid rain falls on "Makesicko City", the most polluted, most populated city in the world. Amid this apocalyptic landscape a prize is being offered to the first child born on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. That child is the narrator of this passionate, savage novel by one of the world's preeminent writers
Where the air is clear : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
Story of contemporary, tumultuous Mexico City, its oppressed workers, its displaced aristocrats, its decadent international set, and its heritage of rebellion
The campaign by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Nepali and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
An inflamed revolutionary democrat and the son of a wealthy Argentine ranch owner, Baltasar Bustos, kidnaps the child of the Marquise de Cabra in 19th century South America
Gringo viejo by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
91 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,406 libraries worldwide
An elderly American writer crosses the border into Mexico where he meets Pancho Villa and encounters poverty and suffering due to the ongoing revolution
Destiny and desire : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
The severed head of Josuãe Nadal, floating in the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Mexico, remembers his life, friends, enemies, and lovers, and his involvement in the drug trade and the corruption frequently encountered in his country
The crystal frontier : a novel in nine stories by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
The nine stories comprising this novel all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family of a powerful oligarch of northern Mexico with manifold connections to the United States. Each story concerns a Mexican-American encounter--sometimes hilarious, often tragic, frequently ambivalent, inevitably poignant--and each unique drama in its own way epitomizes some striking contrast along the invisible, reflective, dangerous frontier that divides the American-Mexican world. Beyond the emblematic power of Mr. Fuentes's exuberant fiction to make us think about the political and cultural themes which affect and distort that double world, there is the sheer human diversity of life on "crystal frontier." These stories pulse with vivid experience--of love in its many guises, of loneliness, of youth and age, of heartbreak and redemption.--From publisher description
The orange tree by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Five novellas on the Spanish conquest of the New World which mix drama, philosophy and satire. In "The Two Americas" instead of discovering America, Columbus discovers paradise and decides to stay
Inez by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
In "Inez, " readers find Carlos Fuentes at the height of his magical and realist powers in a tale of two couples. This profound and beautiful work confirms his standing as MexicoUs preeminent novelist
Distant relations by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden During a long, lingering lunch at the Automobile Club de France, the elderly Comte de Branly tells a story to a friend, unnamed until the closing pages, who is in fact the first-person narrator of the novel. Branly's story is of a family named Heredia: Hugo, a noted Mexican archaeologist, and his young son, Victor, whom Branly met in Cuernavaca and who became his house guest in Paris. There they are gradually drawn into a mysterious connection with the French Victor Heredia and his son, known as Andre. There is a hard-edged emphasis on the theme of relations between the Old World and the New, as Branly's twilit, Proustian existence is invaded and overcome by the hot, chaotic, and baroque proliferation of the Caribbean jungle
A change of skin by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 libraries worldwide
Four people, each in search of some real value in life, drive from Mexico City to Veracruz for Semana Santa - Holy Week
A new time for Mexico by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
"Series of 12 essays on Mexican culture, history, and politics, originally published as Nuevo tiempo mexicano (1994). Time and memory are recurring motifs connecting essays. Some autobiographical chapters. Several centered on Mexico's 1994 political crossroads are somewhat dated given the outcome of the 2000 elections. Fluent translation; no supporting or introductory materials"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
 
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Alternative Names
Botton, Alain de
Fouentes, Karlos 1928-2012
Fu-en-tʻe-ssu, Kʻa-lo-ssu
Fu-en-te-ssu, Ka-lo-ssu 1928-2012
Fuentes, Carlos
Fuentes, Carlos 1928-
Fuėntes, Karlos
Fuentes, Karlos 1928-2012
Fuentes Macías, Carlos 1928-2012
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel
Fuentes Macías, Carlos Manuel 1928-2012
Fuentess, Karloss 1928-
Fuʼintis, Kārlūs 1928-
Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes
Macías, Carlos Manuel Fuentes 1928-2012
Phouentes, Karlos
Phouentes, Karlos 1928-2012
Φουέντες, Καρλος 1928-2012
Фуэнтес, Карлос 1928-
פואנטס, קרלוס
פואנטס, קרלוס 1928-2012
كارلوس فوينتس، 1928-
كارلوس فوينتس، 1928-2012
フェンテス, カルロス
フエンテス, C.
Languages
Spanish (871)
English (388)
French (22)
German (20)
Italian (9)
Polish (8)
Portuguese (7)
Swedish (5)
Catalan (5)
Persian (3)
Dutch (3)
Slovenian (3)
Finnish (2)
Serbian (2)
Japanese (1)
Albanian (1)
Croatian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Nepali (1)
Danish (1)
Malayalam (1)
Norwegian (1)
Bengali (1)
Esperanto (1)
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