The Death of Artemio Cruz. Carlos Fuentes, Author, Alfred J. Mac Adam, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $15 (p) ISBN Hailed as a masterpiece since its publication in , The Death of Artemio Cruz is Carlos Fuentes’s haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico. Carlos Fuentes, a young Mexican novelist and brilliant polemicist, belongs to the second group. What he seems to be saying in this extraordinary novel is not.

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May 03, El rated it it was ok Shelves: In so doing, he acquires the contacts in government and the ruthlessness that will allow him to become very rich. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.

Each generation, says Fuentes in surprise, must face its own frustration and learn to accept it. Artemio Cruz was a fictional impoverished mulatto. What he seems to be saying in this extraordinary novel is not only that the revolution has come to a dead end, but also and more important that, given man’s nature, Marxist solutions are facing the same blank wall.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Books by Carlos Fuentes. He now owns vast tracks of land, companies, a newspaper and, by himself, he is a major political player.

It’s deeply-felt, but as if felt by some autistic given to only one strain of feeling — some bitter sensualist fixated on thwarted love and evil.

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The Great Mexican Novel? They all say that Fuentes was a genius.

The Death of Artemio Cruz

Using deceit and deception, Cruz parlays the information he gained from Bernal into a loveless marriage with the officer’s young sister, Catalina.

Seventy-one-year-old Artemio Cruz is dying. Pedro Paramofor example, has many sentences that, taken alone, don’t make much of an impression at all. Spanish literature, the body of literary works produced in Spain.

Tellingly, the third person occupies by far the most space here, and I for one gritted my teeth through the other sections for the sake of a return to this main body of the story. One deth gets to know Artemio in the first person narrative segments. In synopsis, maybe, it’s got carloss the genre requires: After Lunero’s death, Cruz joins the revolutionary movement, dedicated to wresting the land from a few wealthy individuals and allowing each peasant enough fields to feed his family.

He has the poet’s power to lift them up, or to cast them into a deeper ceuz of confusion. I mentally experienced such wonderfully narrated moments, in spite of their sadness, that I will deatth remember you like a character who, although highly unlikable, has a certain je-ne-sais-quoi that attracts and stays in your memory alive.

This article provides a brief historical account of each of these three literatures and examines the emergence of major genres.

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The Death of Artemio Cruz – Wikipedia

Cruz is a former soldier of the Mexican Revolution who has become wealthy and powerful through “violence, blackmail, bribery, and brutal exploitation of the workers”. That destiny, as here pictured, is mostly repulsive.

Again, I don’t blame the authors or the culture, because it’s my own fault I don’t understand the context in which they wrote. Maybe a stroke or cancer or a combination of both. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of He drifts in and out of consciousnessand when he is conscious his mind wanders between varlos and present. Ahora ambos lo hemos perdido.

Now, far be it from me to demand that every sentence in a book be beautiful.

The Death of Artemio Cruz Summary & Study Guide

Doris Lessing’s Briefing for a Decent into Hellanother hospital-death-bed-interspersed-by-flashbacks story, springs to mind. Anyone interested in Mexican history.

Artemio Cruz loved his son. As a young man he had been full of revolutionary ideals.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Artemio Cruzthe great Latin American novel? Bravo, Carlos Fuentes, simplemente bravo.