Overview


Terra Nostra is one of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction. Concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations, Fuentes's great novel is, indeed, that rare creation--the total work of art. Magnificently translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, Terra Nostra is, as Milan Kundera says in his afterword, "the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its ...
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Terra Nostra

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Overview


Terra Nostra is one of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction. Concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations, Fuentes's great novel is, indeed, that rare creation--the total work of art. Magnificently translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, Terra Nostra is, as Milan Kundera says in his afterword, "the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its possibilities, the voyage to the edge of what only a novelist can see and say."

A work of grandeur, its subject is nothing less than the birth, life, passion and death of civilizations. With an afterward by Milan Kundera.

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Coover' New York Times
Not without reason has this book been likened to a vast and intricate tapestry.
Kirkus Reviews
Written with a fervor that is both fierce and compassionate' this is a complex' powerful novel of huge scope.
From the Publisher

" Terra Nostra is the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its possibilities, the voyage to the edge of what only a novelist can see and say." -- Milan Kundera

Dalkey Archive Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466840157
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 785
  • Sales rank: 531,486
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and Terra Nostra, and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.

Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City in 2012.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2001

    NAILBITING STORY--NEVER KNOW WHAT COMES ROUND THE CORNER

    a story full of drama and suspense that is never for one second leaves the imagination of the readers. infact the more the story lingers on the more the readers want to know more. A sitting edge of our sofa's adventure

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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