Who is Carlos Fuentes?

  • (noun): Mexican novelist (born in 1928).
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Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías (November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Aura (1962), The Old Gringo (1985) and Christopher Unborn (1987). In his obituary, the New York Times described him as "one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world" and an important influence on the Latin American Boom, the "explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s", while The Guardian called him "Mexico's most celebrated novelist". His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico's highest award, the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. He was often named as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, though he never won.

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Carlos Fuentes - Awards and Recognition
... Colegio Nacional 1972 Mazatlán Literature Prize for Tiempo mexicano (Fuentes refused the award in protest against the policies of the government of the state of ...
Carlos Fuentes Lemus
... Carlos Fuentes Lemus (1973–1999) was a Mexican writer, photographer, painter and director ... He was the son of famous Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes and interviewer Silvia Lemus ...
José Luis Cuevas - Artistic Development and Influence
... Ruptura (Generation of the Break) and Neo Figurativism, associated with writers and artists such as Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz and Fernando Benítez ... Later, with the help of Carlos Fuentes he published in Museo en la Cultura, a supplement to Novedades continuing his criticism of the Mexican muralist movement ... such as Fernando Benitez, José Emilio Pacheco, José de la Colina, Carlos Monsiváis who, along with writer Carlos Fuentes, were known as “La Maffia” a group ...
Latin American Boom - Major Representatives - Carlos Fuentes
... Carlos Fuentes began to publish in the 1950s ... Fuentes not only wrote some of the most important novels of the period, but was also a critic and publicist of Spanish America ... In 1955 Fuentes and Emmanuel Carballo founded the journal Revista Mexicana de Literatura which introduced Latin Americans to the works of European Modernists and the ideas of Jean-Paul Sartre and ...

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    By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.
    Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928)

    If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let’s all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.
    —Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928)

    It is dangerous to leave written that which is badly written. A chance word, upon paper, may destroy the world. Watch carefully and erase, while the power is still yours, I say to myself, for all that is put down, once it escapes, may rot its way into a thousand minds, the corn become a black smut, and all libraries, of necessity, be burned to the ground as a consequence. Only one answer: write carelessly so that nothing that is not green will survive.
    —William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)