Carlos Fuentes

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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    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)

    You said, Unless there is some spark, some
    spirit we keep within ourselves, life, a
    continuing life’s impossible—and it is all
    we have. There is no other life, only the one.
    —William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    I don’t think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
    —Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928)