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by Alfred MacAdam,Carlos Fuentes

  • ISBN: 0374293414
  • Author: Alfred MacAdam,Carlos Fuentes
  • ePub ver: 1518 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1518 kb
  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 516
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux; First Edition edition (October 1, 2000)
  • Formats: lrf rtf azw doc
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
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Carlos Fuentes Translated from Spanish by Alfred MacAdam. Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager.

Carlos Fuentes Translated from Spanish by Alfred MacAdam. Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including Aura, The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and Terra Nostra, and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.

What I didn’t know was the truth. In a way, my very presence was a lie. I came to Detroit to begin a television documentary on the Mexican muralists in the United St.

Carlos Fuentes delivers his verbal barrage and assault upon everything .

Carlos Fuentes delivers his verbal barrage and assault upon everything that has created the modern Mexican. Carlos Fuentes often writes in a hyper sexual mode as is evident in "Apollo and the Whores" where the sexual escapades are rated xxx but have an erotic texture that somehow make them less raw; besides his hilarious and outrageous narrative dominates and makes you laugh at the outlandsih scenarios.

Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam (translator). By reading it you learn a lot about the history of this country, but also about what's underneath the surface.

The Years with Laura Diaz. Carlos Fuentes's hope-filled new novel sees the twentieth century through the eyes of Laura D'az, a woman who becomes as much a part of our history as of the Mexican history she observes and helps to create.

Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. I dedicate this book of my ancestry.

A radiant family saga set in a century of Mexican history, by one of the world's greatest writers. A complicated and alluring heroine, she lives a happy life despite the tragedies and losses she experiences, for she has borne witness to great changes in her country's life, and she has loved and understood with unflinching honesty. In his most important novel in decades, Carlos Fuentes has created a world filled with brilliantly colored scenes and heartbreaking dramas. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam.

Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam. A radiant family saga set in a century of Mexican history, by one of the world's greatest writers. Born in 1898, this extraordinary woman grows into a wife and mother, becomes the lover of great men, and, before her death in 1972, is celebrated as a politically committed artist.

Carlos Fuentes' richly woven narrative tapestry - filled with a multitude of dramatic scenes both witty, amusing, and heartbreaking - shows us this wonderful creature as she grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and mother, a lover of great men, a complicated an. .

Carlos Fuentes' richly woven narrative tapestry - filled with a multitude of dramatic scenes both witty, amusing, and heartbreaking - shows us this wonderful creature as she grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and mother, a lover of great men, a complicated and alluring heroine whose brave honesty prevails despite her losing a son and grandson to the darkest forces. of Mexico's repressive, corrupt regimes.

by Carlos Fuentes & translated by Alfred MacAdam. recovers nicely when Fuentes focuses on Laura’s combative-loving relationships with her always-preoccupied husband (to whom she nevertheless always returns) and their contrasting sons: frail, sensitive Santiago (the namesake and image of Laura’s beloved half-brother, an early martyr to the Revolution) and extroverted (ironically named) Danton, whose rampant careerism blandly sidesteps all his family’s conflicting ideals.

Born in 1905 Mexico, Laura Dfaz witnesses the Revolution while becoming a politically committed artist, wife, mother, and lover of great men before seeing those she loves fall to the dark forces of corrupt politics. honesty prevails despite the tragedies and losses of her life. 40,000 first printing.
Comments (7)

watchman
I read the kindle version and though the formatting could use some work, particularly the lack of adequate space breaks between major shifts of scene or time.

But upon finishing it my first reaction was "this was magnificent." I can not understand reviews like some here, for instance the "...bla, bla, bla..." comment. My only conclusion is perhaps some readers are not willing to invest time and patience to uncover the grandeur of a great piece of literature.

These are some of the aspects of the work I think make it magnificent.

1. It's scope. The work covers a very long time period that includes; the political history of Mexicio at a key time in it's modern growth, the First World War as it relates to Spain and Fascism, love, marriage & infidelity, parenting, fascinating characters, etc, all well integrated in a seamless web through the ongoing development and interactions of the characters.

2. The writing is so often poetic and beautiful and offers long beautiful poetic runs somewhat like a well crafted yet emotional long moving musical solo.

3. The characters are well formed, real, human, complex, courageous, flawed, soulful and moral, varied, and interesting. The conversations between them could almost be published as a stand alone University reader for a literature, cultural geography, or history seminar discussion course.

4. The development and growing maturity of Laura Diaze, the main character, could be a novella on its own. The evolution of her growth and emergence into a full giving maturity is worth the price of the novel.

5. The characters are well integrated with each other, the time, the historic/human context issues, and the geography of the setting. This makes them living, believable people. Their individual identities are given depth, vulnerability, strength, intelligence, heart, and the ability to love despite their very human limitations.

I do not know how you could ask for more from a novel, or have a "...blah, blah, blah" reaction to such a great work. I was sad to finish this novel, the first I have read by Fuentes. I came out of the experience of reading The Years With Laura Diaz admiring Fuentes as a painter and poet of life through his writing.

As a closing note, I really enjoyed the integration of Diego Rivera (some of whose Murals in Mexico City I have photographed) and Frida. I also have spent time in some of the places and cities that are settings in the novel and it brought back memories of those places and the lovely Mexican people I got to know and work with in those travels. It made me want to go back and stay. Still, I do not give my review based on a sentimental basis. I love great literature and this stands up well with some of the works that have most moved me. In that sense it was as moving as War and Peace for me. Unforgettable.
Blacknight
Fuentes aspires to cover over a hundred years of Mexican history in this family novel. Since I go to Mexico often, I was drawn in by the social, cultural, and political material -- which sometimes makes the novel read like a patriotic essay, relieved by plentiful critical comments on the government. And wouldn't you know it? Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera make an appearance. The main character is drawn with partial success. To me she gets most interesting when she discovers a new vocation late in life. Some of the others, like her husband and her lovers, are more interesting, perhaps only because they remain partly enigmatic. I'm 97% done reading this novel and I fully expect to finish it -- and that's a positive comment because I do not hesitate to abandon a novel that doesn't engage me. The book is passable as fiction. If you like to learn history by reading historical novels, it's worth a look.
Dori
This is a book I wish I had written; it is of a life, I feel I have lived. Senor Fuentes brilliantly composes a story that encompasses all that is grand and horrific about the evolution of a country, of a people, and of one life that reflected the emergence of the Mexico we know today. If you know anything about Mexico in all its riches and contrasting hues, this book confirms why we love it so. If you know nothing about Mexico, read it for the sheer poetry of one woman's life. Bravo Carlos! I can't wait to read whatever books you have written that I haven't read yet!!!
The Sinners from Mitar
a Mexican icon...along with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Boom....loved the history as well in relationship to his story. i did have a bit of trouble truly identifying, or caring that much about Laura Diaz tho.
inform
a biography I have long wanted to read
Mave
Does every book about this period in Mexican history HAVE to include the protagonist meeting and being part of the life of
Freida and Diego???? Laura just rambles around from person to person, place to place. I couldn't find the depth of the book. Why did Carlos Fuentes take the time? More over, why was it published?
Yannara
Excellent
maravilloso

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