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Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than twenty books, including Happy Families, The Eagle’s Throne, This I Believe, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Old Gringo. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977. He has received many awards and honors, including the Rómulo Gallegos Prize, the National Prize in Literature (Mexico’s highest literary award), the Cervantes Prize, and the inaugural Latin Civilization Award. He has also been the recipient of France’s Legion of Honor medal, Italy’s Grinzane Cavour Award, Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award, and Brazil’s Order of the Southern Cross. His work has appeared... Read More

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The Underdogs
Written by Mariano Azuela, Translated by Sergio Waisman, Foreword by Carlos Fuentes, Introduction by Sergio Waisman, Noted by Sergio Waisman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310527-5 (0-14-310527-2)

The greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, in a brilliant new translation by an award-winning translator

The Underdogs is the first great novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century. Demetrio Macias, a poor, illiterate Indian, must join the rebels to save his family. Courageous and charismatic, he earns... Read more

Don Quixote
Written by Miguel de Cervantes, Translated by Tobias Smollett, Introduction by Carlos Fuentes
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2001
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75699-3 (0-375-75699-X)

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera... Read more

The Eagle's Throne
Written by Carlos Fuentes, Translated by Kristina Cordero
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7255-9 (0-8129-7255-4)

Here is a true literary event–the long-awaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagle’s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked... Read more

Happy Families
Written by Carlos Fuentes, Translated by Edith Grossman
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7843-8 (0-8129-7843-9)

In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In “A Family Like Any Other,” each member of the Pagán family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In “The... Read more

La Muerte de Artemio Cruz
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | February 1996
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-025582-9 (0-14-025582-6)

After collapsing from an illness while attending a business meeting, a dying Artemio Cruz, a rich and powerful land owner in modern Mexico, is driven by conscience to recall his corrupt life. Read more

This I Believe
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2006
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7254-2 (0-8129-7254-6)

In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and... Read more

The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories
Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2000
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77551-5 (0-679-77551-X)

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the García Márquez fable... Read more