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The Old Gringo
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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, 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.

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An imaginary telling of Ambrose Bierce's fate as he fell among Pancho Villa and his men during Mexico's civil war. (Oct.)

Clues scattered through this brief but intense novel gradually reveal the identity of the title character, an aging American writer who disappeared in revolutionary Mexico in 1913. Fuentes has made clever fictional use of an actual literary mystery, but his more remarkable achievement here is the portrait of the writer as a father figure to an American governess and to a general in Pancho Villa's army, each of whom has been betrayed by a real father. The tempestuous intimacy between governess and general and the complex relationship each has with the old gringo reflect the links and contradictions between Mexican and American cultures. This is a novel to be savored; it deserves more than a single reading. L.M. Lewis, Social Science Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond

A dazzling novel that possesses the weight and resonance of myth [and] the fierce magic of a remembered dream.--Michiko Kakutani "The New York Times " A perfect little gemstone, faceted by a master craftsman.--Charles Larsen "Chicago Tribune Book World " The fate of Bierce has intrigued Americans since 1914, when he vanished . . . Fuentes has spun an opalescent around the mystery.--Evan S. Connell "Los Angeles Times " "A dazzling novel that possesses the weight and resonance of myth [and] the fierce magic of a remembered dream." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A perfect little gemstone, faceted by a master craftsman." --Charles Larsen, Chicago Tribune Book World "The fate of Bierce has intrigued Americans since 1914, when he vanished . . . Fuentes has spun an opalescent around the mystery." --Evan S. Connell, Los Angeles Times -A dazzling novel that possesses the weight and resonance of myth [and] the fierce magic of a remembered dream.- --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times -A perfect little gemstone, faceted by a master craftsman.- --Charles Larsen, Chicago Tribune Book World -The fate of Bierce has intrigued Americans since 1914, when he vanished . . . Fuentes has spun an opalescent around the mystery.- --Evan S. Connell, Los Angeles Times A dazzling novel that possesses the weight and resonance of myth [and] the fierce magic of a remembered dream. Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" A perfect little gemstone, faceted by a master craftsman. Charles Larsen, "Chicago Tribune Book World" The fate of Bierce has intrigued Americans since 1914, when he vanished . . . Fuentes has spun an opalescent around the mystery. Evan S. Connell, "Los Angeles Times""

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