The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

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Author/Contributor(s): Fuentes, Carlos ; MacAdam, Alfred
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date: 02/03/2009
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz's heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. Perhaps Fuentes's masterpiece, The Death of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.