Terra Nostra

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One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is 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 skillfully blends a wide range of literary forms, stories within stories, Mexican and Spanish myth, and famous literary characters in this novel that is both a historical epic and an apocalyptic vision of modern times. Terra Nostra is that most ...

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Overview

One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is 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 skillfully blends a wide range of literary forms, stories within stories, Mexican and Spanish myth, and famous literary characters in this novel that is both a historical epic and an apocalyptic vision of modern times. Terra Nostra is that most ambitious and rare of creations -- a total work of art.

Dalkey Archive Press

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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" 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

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564782878
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Series: Latin American Literature Series
  • Pages: 785
  • Sales rank: 331,318
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of more than a dozen novels and story collections, Carlos
Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic. He has received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, including the
Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Latin Literary Prize.
Included among his books are Terra Nostra, Where the Air Is Clear, and Distant Relations.

Margaret Sayers Peden, a Missouri native, obtained her graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia later in life. She remained at
UMC to teach Spanish, Spanish American literature, and Translation and
Interpretation for several decades. Now a professor emeritus, she has translated more than 40 books and won numerous prizes and grants.

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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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