The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

Book - 1991 | Paperback edition
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Seventy-one-year-old Mexican financier recalls the turbulent days of his life, as he lies dying.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991
Edition: Paperback edition
ISBN: 9780374531805
9780374522834
0374522839
9780374135591
0374135592
Call Number: FICTION FUENTES
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mac Adam, Alfred J. 1941-- Translator

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Hailed as a masterpiece since its publication in 1962,The Death of Artemio Cruzis Carlos Fuentes's haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.

As he lies dying, the rich landowner and newspaper publisher of Mexico, Artemio Cruz, recalls his life and his participation in the Mexican Revolution.

(1962)
"The narrative of an old revolutionary forms a modernist portrait of Mexico."

Written in short fragments, the main character of the book lies on his deathbed when he reconstructs the most memorable times of his life in a continuing flash-back structure.


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BertBailey
Oct 15, 2012

This is not the first translation of Fuentes's famed novel, and thank dog for that. I recently discarded what must've been the first, and it was dreadful. In terms of diction in English, I mean, sentences lacking a verb, etc., etc. And in this book there are abrupt changes in setting and topic, so you can't afford to need to forgive the publishers for their sloppiness in letting out such atrocities. I'm looking forward to this one, which should be characterized as re-translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam...

As if there weren't an abundance of good transcribers who'd kill to attach their names to a known masterpiece from the Latinamerican Boom...

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