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Vlad (en español)

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“Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on “the vampire craze,” Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing with death. For—as in Dracula—Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and ...

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Overview

“Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on “the vampire craze,” Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing with death. For—as in Dracula—Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asunción fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786071105622
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 705,522
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (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.

Alejandro Branger is a writer and filmmaker. He lives in New York City.

Ethan Shaskan Bumas wrote the story collection The Price of Tea in China, which was a finalist for PEN America West Fiction Book of the Year. He teaches at New Jersey City University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Vlad es una novela escrita por el famoso escritor Carlos Fuente. Este autor es un orgullo para todos los Mexicanos porque ha logrado poner en alto el nombre de México en universidades prestigiosas en Estados Unidos. La Muerte de Artemio Cruz es la novela que hizo famoso a este autor, una novela sobre la historia de Mexico también bastante buena. Viva Mexico!!

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