"The fate of journalist Ambrose Bierce has intrigued literate Americans since 1914 when he vanished in Mexico. Now Carlos Fuentes has spun an opalescent novel around the mystery."Evan S. Connell, Los Angeles Times
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Carlos Fuentes is the recipient of the Cervantes Prize, the highest honor given to a Spanish-language writer. He has taught at Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton, and lives in Mexico City and London.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060970634
Book Description Harpercollins, 1991. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, "The Old Gringo" tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of two cultures in conflict. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060970634