In Myself with Others, Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer, his celebrated Harvard University commencement address, and his trenchant examinations of Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Borges.
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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.
Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City in 2012.From Publishers Weekly :
Here is Fuentes describing Prague: "There is no city more beautiful in Europe . . . its opulence and its sadness consume themselves in a wedding of stone and river." This Mexican novelist (Terra Nostra, A Change of Skin) turns out beautifully written essays in a musical, ever-shifting voice that registers his forays as "a wanderer in search of perspective." Dense pieces analyze Luis Bunuel's cinema of desire, Cervantes's Don Quixote, the "space-time continuum" of Diderot's novels, the sense of absence in Gogol and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's dark vision of Latin American history as cruel epic. In two revealing autobiographical essays, Fuentes hops from Washington, D.C., to Chile to Paris in quest of his literary mission. A meeting with novelist Milan Kundera, "the other K of Czechoslovakia" (a reference to Kafka), sparks Fuentes's thoughts on how to fight injustice without creating further injustice.
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Description du livre U.S.A.: HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1988. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 1st Edition. 4832 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. N° de réf. du libraire 3m-15
Description du livre HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1988. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0233981144