The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes audiobook
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The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel

By Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Read by Tony Chiroldes

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721344918

  • ISBN: 9781721344918

Runtime: 12.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz's heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. Perhaps Fuentes' masterpiece, The Death of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“MacAdam’s meticulous new rendering gives the English-reading public a fresh slant on the fictional Cruz, a newspaper owner and land baron…Cocky, audacious, corrupt, Cruz, on another level, represents the paradoxes of recent Mexican history. Written before Fuentes’s masterpieces A Change of Skin and Terra Nostra, this novel, with its freewheeling experimental prose and psychological exploration, anticipates many of the author’s later themes.” Publishers Weekly
“Remarkable, in the scope of the human drama it pictures, the corrosive satire and sharp dialogue.” New York Times Book Review
“[Fuentes] make[s] the passion of [Mexico’s] rebirth and repossession comprehensible to the outsider.” New Yorker

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Author

Author Bio: Carlos Fuentes

Author Bio: Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of twenty-four novels as well as numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. He 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English