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Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías (born November 11, 1928) is a Mexican writer and one of the best-known living novelists and essayists in the Spanish-speaking world. Fuentes has influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages. Image File history File links English / Español Cropped picture of Carlos Fuentes, a Mexican writer. ... Image File history File links English / Español Cropped picture of Carlos Fuentes, a Mexican writer. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Latin American literature rose to particular prominence during the second half of the 20th century, largely thanks to the international success of the style known as magical realism. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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Biography

Fuentes was born in Panama City; his parents were Mexican diplomats. In his childhood, he lived in Quito, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago and Buenos Aires. In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until 1965. Panama City (Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá), population 708,738, with a total metro population of 1,063,000 is the capital of Panama, located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, at . ... Nickname: Luz de América Map of Ecuador showing location of Quito Coordinates: Country Ecuador Province Pichincha Canton Quito  - Mayor Paco Moncayo Area approx    - City 290 km²  - Land 290 km²  - Water 0 km² Elevation 2,800 m Population (2005, estimation)  - City 1,865,541 (canton)  - Density ~4,800/km² Time... Department Montevideo Department Altitude 43 m Coordinates 34º 53S 56º 10W Founded 1726 Founder Bruno Mauricio de Zabala Population 1,325,968 (2004) (1st) Demonym Montevideano Phone Code +02 Postal Code 10000 Montevideo (IPA: ) is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: , Region Santiago Metropolitan Region Province Santiago Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 22. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in 1965 and served in London, Paris, and other capitals. He has also taught courses at Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Penn, George Mason, Columbia and Cambridge. He is currently teaching at Brown University. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


His son, Carlos Fuentes Lemus, died from complications associated with hemophilia in 1999 at the age of 25. His daughter, Natasha Fuentes, died at the age of 29 on 22 August 2005. Carlos Fuentes Lemus (1973-1999) was a Mexican writer, photographer,painter and director. ... Haemophilia or hemophilia is the name of any of several hereditary genetic illnesses that impair the bodys ability to control bleeding. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Works

"La región mas transparente" Fuentes' first novel; published when he was 28 years old, is a classic contemporary novel. It set groundbreaking work not only on its prose, but also by having the charismatic metropolis, Mexico City as its main character. This novel provides an insight into the Mexican culture, which is made up of a mixture with the Spanish, the indigenous and the mestizo: all cohabitating in the same geographical space with completely different universes surrounding them. Languages Predominantly Spanish, (with a minority of other languages), while Mestizos speaks Portuguese Religions Christianity (Predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestant and other Religions) Related ethnic groups Other Spanish people, Italian people, French people, Portuguese people, Amerindian, African people, Austronesian people, Hispanics and Latinos Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço...


His 1960s novels, Aura (1962) and La muerte de Artemio Cruz (1962) are widely acclaimed for using experimental modern narrative styles (including the second person form) to explore issues of history, society and identity. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The story opens with Artemio Cruz awaiting death. ... Second-person narration is a narrative technique in which the protagonist or another main character is referred to by employment of second-person personal pronouns and other kinds of addressing forms, e. ...


In 1972, he published Diana, The Goddess Who Hunts Alone, a fictionalized account of his affair with American actress Jean Seberg. Jean Seberg (November 13, 1938 – September 8, 1979) was an American actress who spent an important part of her career in France. ...


His 1985 novel Gringo viejo, the first American bestseller written by a Mexican author, was filmed as Old Gringo (1989) starring Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda. Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Old Gringo is a 1989 film, starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ...


Fuentes regularly contributes essays on politics and culture to the Spanish newspaper El País. He is a stern critic of what he sees as American cultural and economic imperialism, especially with regard to Latin America. El País (Spanish for The Country) is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Spain. ... For the computer game, see Imperialism (computer game). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


In 1999 he received the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor is the highest award bestowed by the Mexican Government. ...


His most recent book is Todas las Familias Felices (2006), a cleverly written collection of short stories and chants that depict socially controversial situations typically hidden from mainstream Mexican society.


Selected works

  • Los días enmascarados (1954)
  • La región más transparente, Where the Air Is Clear (1959)
  • La muerte de Artemio Cruz, The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962)
  • Aura (1962) (see Aura (Fuentes))
  • La nueva novela hispanoamericana (1969)
  • Zona sagrada, Holy Place (1967)
  • Cambio de piel, A Change of Skin (1967)
  • Cumpleaños (Birthday) (1969)
  • El tuerto es rey (1971)
  • Diana o la cazadora solitaria, Diana, The Goddess Who Hunts Alone (1972)
  • Terra Nostra (1975)
  • Una familia lejana (Distant Relations) (1980)
  • Agua quemada (Burnt Water) (1981)
  • Orquídeas a la luz de la luna (1982)
  • Gringo viejo (The Old Gringo) (1985)
  • Cristóbal Nonato (Christopher Unborn) (1987)
  • Ceremonias del alba (1991)
  • El naranjo (The Orange Tree) (1993)
  • La frontera de cristal (translated by Fuentes' friend and long-time translator Alfred MacAdam as The Crystal Frontier, sometimes translated as The Glass Border - (1995)
  • "New Time for Mexico"(1996)
  • Los años con Laura Díaz (The Years with Laura Díaz) (1999)
  • En esto creo (2002)
  • Contra Bush (2004)
  • Todas las Familias Felices (2006), ISBN 987-04-0557-6

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Bibliography

  • Carlos Fuentes's Terra nostra and the Kabbalah: the recreation of the Hispanic world / Sheldon Penn., 2003
  • Carlos Fuentes, Mexico and modernity / Van Delden, Maarten., 1998
  • The postmodern Fuentes / Helmuth, Chalene., 1997
  • The writings of Carlos Fuentes / Williams, Raymond L., 1996
  • A Marxist reading of Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, and Puig / Durán, Víctor M., 1994
  • Author, text, and reader in the novels of Carlos Fuentes / Ibsen, Kristine., 1993
  • Carlos Fuentes : life, work, and criticism / González, Alfonso., 1987
  • Carlos Fuentes / Faris, Wendy B., 1983
  • Carlos Fuentes, a critical view / Brody, Robert., 1982
  • The archetypes of Carlos Fuentes: from witch to androgyne / Durán, Gloria., 1980
  • Carlos Fuentes (Twayne World Authors Series) / Guzmán, Daniel de., 1972
  • The Mexican novel comes of age / Langford, Walter M., 1971
  • Into the mainstream; conversations with Latin-American writers / Harss, Luis., 1969

External links

  • 1992 audio interview of Carlos Fuentes by Don Swaim
  • Making Love in Spanish - Carlos Fuentes and The Eagle's Throne
  • In praise of the novel Carlos Fuentes' opening speech at the Fifth International Literature Festival Berlin at signandsight.com.
  • 'Sick Culture' A review article that includes a piece on Fuentes's collection of essays, Myself With Others by William Nericcio, a Latin Americanist who teaches at SDSU.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Carlos Fuentes Papers (4683 words)
Carlos Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama, on November 11, 1928, the son of Berta Macías Rivas and Rafael Fuentes Boettiger.
Fuentes' plays Todos los gatos son pardos and El tuerto es rey were first published in 1970, and in the same year El tuerto es rey was produced at the Theater an der Wien of Vienna and the Festival of Avignon (France).
Fuentes served as both principal writer and onscreen host of five television programs which explore the history of Spain and Latin America in light of the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's landing on the island of San Salvador in 1492.
Carlos Fuentes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (656 words)
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes Macías (born November 11, 1928) is one of the best-known living novelists and essayists in the Spanish-speaking world.
His son, Carlos Fuentes Lemus, died from complications associated with hemophilia in 1999 at the age of 25.
The archetypes of Carlos Fuentes: from witch to androgyne / Durán, Gloria., 1980
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