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.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
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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
|How I Started to Write||3|
|How I Wrote One of My Books||28|
|Cervantes, or The Critique of Reading||49|
|Two Centuries of Diderot||72|
|Luis Bunuel and the Cinema of Freedom||125|
|Borges in Action||140|
|The Other K||160|
|Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Invention of America||180|
|A Harvard Commencement||199|