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The death of Artemio Cruz

Author: Carlos Fuentes; Sam Hileman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1964.
Series: Noonday, 307
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Spanish fiction
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)2183200
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Fuentes; Sam Hileman
OCLC Number: 1103286768
Notes: Translation of: La muerte de Artemio Cruz.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 306 pages ; 21 cm.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Noonday, 307
Other Titles: Muerte de Artemio Cruz.
Responsibility: Carlos Fuentes ; translated from the Spanish by Sam Hileman.

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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.

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