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Fuentes, Carlos

Overview
Works: 1,326 works in 6,068 publications in 34 languages and 114,854 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Feminist fiction  Short stories  Drama  Historical fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Host, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Actor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Honoree, Originator, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PQ7297.F793, 863
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The death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
408 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 6,202 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
Where the air is clear : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
244 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,696 libraries worldwide
Story of contemporary, tumultuous Mexico City, its oppressed workers, its displaced aristocrats, its decadent international set, and its heritage of rebellion
The old gringo by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
66 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,972 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
Terra nostra by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
150 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,928 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
A change of skin by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
171 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,850 libraries worldwide
Four people, each in search of some real value in life, drive from Mexico City to Veracruz for Semana Santa - Holy Week
Aura by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
206 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,788 libraries worldwide
Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs. There Felipe meets her beautiful green-eyed niece, Aura. His passion for Aura and his gradual discovery of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion
The years with Laura Díaz by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
83 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,604 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
Christopher unborn by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
69 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,452 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
The eagle's throne : a novel by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
67 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,396 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
The good conscience by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
119 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,215 libraries worldwide
The scene is Guanajuato, a provincial capital in Central Mexico, once one of the world's richest mining centers. The Ceballos family has been reinstated to power, and adolescent Jaime Ceballos, its only heir, is torn between the practical reality of his family's life and the idealism of his youth and his Catholic education. His father is a good man but weak; his uncle is powerful, yet his actions are inconsistent with his professed beliefs. Jaime's struggle to emerge as a man with a "good conscience" forms the theme of the book: can a rebel correct the evils of an established system and at the same time retain the integrity of his principles?
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,207 libraries worldwide
A unique history of the social, political, and economic forces that created the remarkable culture that stretches from the mysterious cave drawings at Altamira to the explosive graffiti on the walls of East Los Angeles
The orange tree by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
89 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,180 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
The campaign by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
57 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,156 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
Inez by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
58 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,084 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 )
72 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,025 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
Diana, the goddess who hunts alone by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
72 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
"Fuentes' novel (see HLAS 56:3488) recounts a 1970 love affair between a Mexican writer and a North American movie actress against the backdrop of FBI political repression and its brutal consequences. Reflections on sex, love, literature, Latin and North American culture, and Cold War politics. Excellent translation by Mac Adam. No supporting materials"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The diary of Frida Kahlo : an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,670 libraries worldwide
This volume relates Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's (1919- 1954) images of pain, loss, mutilation and transcendence to Mexico's historic cycles of revolution and reaction. This work reproduces her personal journal that she kept during the last 10 years of her life -- handwritten, colored-ink entries and accompanying self-portraits, sketches, doodles and paintings, which fuse surrealism, pre-Columbian gods and myths, biomorphic forms, animal-human hybrids, archetypal symbols. Readers get a taste of Kahlo's preoccupation with death, brought on by declining health, isolation and repeated surgical operations resulting from the bus accident that severely damaged her spine, pelvic bones, right leg and right foot at the age of 18. The author intends to place the journal in the context of the painter's shattered life. Sprinkled with irony, black humor, even joy, and augmented with translations of the diary entries plus commentaries and photographs, this work is a testament to Kahlo's resilience and courage
A new time for Mexico by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 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
Gringo viejo by Carlos Fuentes( Book )
91 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,407 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 1,300 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.--Résumé de léditeur
 
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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-
Fuʼintis, Kārlūs, 1928-2012
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، 1928-2012
フェンテス, カルロス
フエンテス, C.
Languages
Spanish (1,367)
English (448)
German (80)
French (70)
Italian (48)
Polish (25)
Portuguese (22)
Swedish (15)
Danish (14)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (12)
Persian (10)
Romanian (10)
Japanese (8)
Finnish (7)
Catalan (7)
Czech (5)
Chinese (4)
Turkish (4)
Russian (4)
Slovenian (4)
Esperanto (4)
Croatian (3)
Basque (3)
Dutch (3)
Arabic (2)
Norwegian (2)
Serbian (2)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Nepali (1)
Albanian (1)
Malayalam (1)
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