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Obituary for Carlos Fuentes

Thursday, May 17, 2012   (0 Comments)

Carlos Fuentes

1928 - 2012 

Carlos Fuentes (November 11, 1928 - May 15, 2012) ranks as the most acclaimed modern novelist in Mexico and one of the central figures in Latin America’s literary "Boom,” a generation that consists of Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez and, among others, Mario Vargas Llosa. Raised in a family that represented Mexico’s economic and diplomatic interests in Latin America and in the United States, Fuentes was an award-winning novelist often associated with questions of national identity, historical origins, Mexico’s capital as a megacity, and the unresolved conflicts--with Spain, with the United States, and with itself--that define Mexico as a modern nation....

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