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Mexico, D. F 2008 Hardcover 2nd Edition New. No Jacket pp. 249. Inspirada en la desaparici?n del escritor Ambrose Bierce en tiempos de la Revoluci?n mexicana, la novela aborda ... temas como la muerte, el intercambio cultural y, sobre todo, una constante de la obra de Fuentes: la identidad mexicana. Un escritor y periodista estadunidense decide dejar su vida atr?s y va en busca de una muerte gloriosa en medio de la Revoluci?n mexicana. Este Gringo viejo eventualmente formar? parte de la comitiva de Pancho Villa, quien ha liberado tierras que pose?an los Miranda, una familia de terratenientes acaudalados. Su vida en territorio nacional, en medio del pueblo, le ense?ar? sus costumbres e ideas, otra forma de ver la vida. Read more Show Less

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En 1913, el escritor norteamericano Ambrose Bierce se despidió de sus amigos con cartas en las que se declaraba viejo y cansado. Quería morir y escoger cómo. La enfermedad y el accidente le parecían indignas de él. En cambio, ser ajusticiado ante un paredón mexicano… Entró en México en noviembre y no se volvió a saber de él…
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789681684761
  • Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Aula Atlantica Series
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

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    This is a book about frontiers: those between the USA and Mexico.

    Gringo Viejo by Carlos Fuentes

    This is a book about frontiers: those between the USA and Mexico. On the one side we have the Mexican revolution with its different manifestations of terror and its popular uprising, until it arrives to the final degeneration of the capitalistic vortex: the dominion and corruption of a bourgeoisie without scruples and the continuation of the exploitation of the Mexican people by the new upper class. On the other side the tense relationship between the two countries.

    Fuentes talks about four principal characters in in this artistic composition-two men and two women.

    The main character-Gringo Viejo-the American Ambrose Bierce, a renown writer and newspaperman, that crosses the frontier South to fight with Pancho Villa. Bierce is a man that comes in search of a violent death, because he refuses to die of boredom. Because he wants to realize the American Dream of being a good looking cadaver, and because in his country-the USA-he has no more frontiers to cross. Fuentes helps Bierce by imagining frontiers that have no salvation.

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