One year after Carlos Fuentes’s death, there is a surge in reissues of his work. Ruth Graham on the rise of poetry in wedding ceremonies and the difficulty of finding “a wedding poem of one’s own.” Manuscripts by Christina Rossetti, Oscar Wilde, and Sylvia Plath, which fetched world-record prices earlier this month. Show More Summary
The Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes is the subject of a small, literary boom on the anniversary of his death.
I’ve a fondness of a quote by Carlos Fuentes, “Writing is a struggle against silence.” There is always a story to be told and as an author it is difficult to not be thinking about that next tale that is struggling to escape. Writers are always writing, if not literally then conceptually, fighting against that silence. Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Carlos Fuentes' Adam in Eden -- the last novel he published in his lifetime, now forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press (though, in fact, apparently already available on Kindle). It also contains the great sentences: I am not your consommé Adam. I can only be your rib.
He deconstructed Mexico and “Mexico” for a world audience.
I hope Dalkey is on top of this one: Alfaguara is bringing out Carlos Fuentes' Federico en su balcón (see their publicity page). Never mind the blurb-praise from local favourites Sergio Ramírez and Juan Goytisolo -- this sounds pretty...Show More Summary
They'll only hand it over at a ceremony on 11 November, but they've announced that Mario Vargas Llosa is the winner of the inaugural Premio Internacional Carlos Fuentes -- a US$250,000 prize for a Spanish-language author. See also, for...Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Carlos Fuentes' Aura. This has some great cinematic potential: narrated in the second person, I could see it filmed entirely from the main character's point of view (i.e. Show More Summary
Somehow I missed this when it came out. My review of Carlos Fuentes’ novella Vlad, not the best thing he ever wrote. The latest of his books to make its way into English translation is 2004?s Vlad, written when the author was well into his 70s. Show More Summary
New this week is Carlos Fuentes’ vampire tale set in Mexico City, Vlad. Also out are The Collective by Don Lee, Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann, Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer, and Evel Knievel Days by Pauls Toutonghi, who last year introduced us to six Egyptian writers as the world watched the [...]Show More Summary
Conaculta -- the Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts -- has announced the endowment of a new prize in honor of the recently deceased Mexican great, the Premio Internacional Carlos Fuentes a la Creación Literaria en el Idioma...Show More Summary
And now, to list all the books I've read through 182 days of 2012: 203 Carlos Fuentes, La gran novela latinoamerica (non-fiction; Spanish; outstanding overview of Latin American literature over the past five centuries. Only quibble was...Show More Summary
Though the publishing business slows down on Fridays, interesting book news does not. Guernica has a previously unpublished interview with Carlos Fuentes, who died May 15 at age 83, conducted in 2008. "I am a writer," he says. "I spend...
EXCLUSIVE: Chatrone LLC has optioned both film and television rights to the Mexican novel, Death Of Artemio Cruz by the late Carlos Fuentes. Chatrone partners Carina Schulze and Aaron D. Berger will developing for both feature and TV treatments. Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Carlos Fuentes' Vlad, forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press.
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including the sad passing of Carlos Fuentes, the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series and the mildly satirical birth of a book infographic (embedded above). Click...Show More Summary
The late Carlos Fuentes was a fluent English speaker — the product of being the son of a diplomat and his own careers in international academia and diplomacy. Here he is talking with Charlie Rose in February 2011. The interview captures the sense of how important politics was to Fuentes and the other writers of ‘El Boom’. Show More Summary
Tanmay Vora on the importance of showing people the results. Coffee drinkers live longer. [At least until the next study.] R.I.P.: Carlos Fuentes. The trailer for the new version of "Dallas." Nanny state update: Those scary vending machines. Show More Summary
After breakneck growth in 2010, the Brazilian economy has slowed sharply. This week's issue of The Economist says there are still good opportunities in the country, but that the government must focus on addressing its structural weaknesses to take advantage of them. Show More Summary