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Carlos Fuentes


Mexico (1928 - 2012)

Carlos Fuentes, born in Panama in 1928, was educated in schools in Mexico, the United States, and various cities of South America; he completed his university studies in both Mexico City and Geneva. A diplomat who served as Mexico's ambassador to France, he received many awards for his writing.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Carlos Fuentes
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Short stories
Aura [short story] (1962)
The Doll Queen (1969)


Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Years With Laura Diaz


Carlos Fuentes recommends
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Singing from the Well (1987)
(Pentagonia, book 1)
Reinaldo Arenas
"One of the most beautiful novels ever written about childhood."
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The Book of Fantasy (1988)
Adolfo Bioy-Casares, Jorge Luis Borges and Silvina Ocampo
"I think it is marvellous."
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Skin Deep (1989)
Guy Garcia
"An exciting, beautifully paced contemporary novel that is at the same time faithful to its origins, burdened by its past, and dramatically aware of its own cultural options."
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The Garden of Secrets (1997)
Juan Goytisolo
"This work deserves the highest recognition . . . no-one can deny Juan Goytisolo is the main Spanish novelist on active service."
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Purgatory (2011)
Tomás Eloy Martínez
"A beautiful book, a miracle."

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