La muerte de Artemio Cruz (The Death of Artemio Cruz) / Edition 1

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En La muerte de Artemio Cruz Fuentes realiza una visión panorámica de la historia del México contemporáneo tal como la rememora un industrial y político agonizante. La novela inicia cuando Artemio Cruz, desde su lecho de muerte, recuerda las etapas más importantes de su vida, y en particular cuando luchó en la Revolución Mexicana. Posteriormente a esa lucha poco a poco va perdiendo sus ideales a la par que el amor de la única mujer que de verdad lo amó. Se casa entonces con la hija de un terrateniente y utiliza los nexos de su familia política para comenzar a amasar una inmensa fortuna. Mal hablado, audaz, corrupto, oportunista, Artemio Cruz representa las paradojas de la historia reciente de México, el sistema político mexicano que hasta hace poco gobernaba, las costumbres de la clase media y de la clase alta arraigadas en el poder. En resumen, La muerte de Artemio Cruz es una radiografía de la historia de México.
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Fuentes's (1928- ) best-selling classic exposes the abuse of power in Mexican society during the early decades of the 20th century as its unscrupulous protagonist, Artemio Cruz, recalls his life while lying on his deathbed. As his mind wanders between past and present, Cruz delineates his change from an idealistic revolutionary to a corrupt and merciless capitalist. Overall, this 1962 masterpiece captures Mexico's pursuit of wealth at the expense of moral values and insinuates the failure of the Mexican Revolution. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789681603212
  • Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica
  • Publication date: 1/28/1959
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Colección Popular Series
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

Carlos Fuentes (Panamá, 1928) is considered the father of modern Latin American literature. Besides writing, he has held a number of diplomatic positions in the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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