Carlos Fuentes, Third Year od his Death Anniversary

Remembering the great Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes in his third death year anniversary. Carlos Fuentes was author of many celebrated novels and essays. 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”, and The Guardian called him “Mexico’s most celebrated novelist. La Región más Transparente (Where the Air Is Clear) La Muerte de Artemio Cruz (The Death of Artemio Cruz), Aura, Terra Nostra, Gringo Viejo (The Old Gringo, in which later the made a film adaptation starring Gregory Peck, Jane Fonda and Jimmy Smits) and Los años con Laura Díaz (The Years with Laura Diaz) “La Silla del Águila” (The Eagle’s Throne) in which, by the way, this was the famous book that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto confussed in his now historical “Three Books” scandal that he couldn’t answer in the International Book Fair of Guadalajara in 2011. Carlos Fuentes was a very good friend of Cellist and writer Carlos Prieto and of Nobel Prize in Literature Gabriel García Márquez. Carlos Fuentes passed away in May 15th of 2012 at age 84.
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