Myself with Others: Selected Essays

Myself with Others: Selected Essays

by Carlos Fuentes


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Myself with Others: Selected Essays by Carlos Fuentes

In Myself with Others, Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer, his celebrated Harvard University commencement address, and his trenchant examinations of Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Borges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374522377
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 12/28/1988
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About 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 Aura, 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1Myself
How I Started to Write3
How I Wrote One of My Books28
Part 2Others
Cervantes, or The Critique of Reading49
Two Centuries of Diderot72
Luis Bunuel and the Cinema of Freedom125
Borges in Action140
The Other K160
Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Invention of America180
Part 3We
A Harvard Commencement199

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