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The Death of Artemio Cruz: (Viva Modern Critical Interpretations)

Carlos Fuente (Author), Harold Bloom (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 813090747X / ISBN 13: 9788130907475
Published by Viva Books Private Limited, 2008
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Carlos Fuentes, one of Mexico?s best-known contemporary writers, is a leading figure in the Latin American "literary boom" who has contributed greatly to the canon of Spanish American literature. His novel, The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), widely regarded as his first major novel, quickly become a landmark in Mexican and Latin American fiction. The novel explores the legacy of the Mexican Revolution as filtered through the eyes of Artemio Cruz, lying on his deathbed. Fuentes uses complex and innovative narrative techniques, allowing Cruz?s story to emerge in a series of voices from both the past and the present. At the heart of this story is the search for Mexican national identity among the promises and failures of the Mexican Revolution. The Death of Artemio Cruz is Fuentes? best-known novel, and acknowledged masterpiece in the boom of recent Latin American fiction. ? Wendy Faris In part a showcase of technical experimentation, La muerte de Artemio Cruz, more importantly explores themes of individual psychology and morality, national history and identity, and certain regional and continental concerns. ? Robin Fiddian VIVA MODERN CRITICAL INTERPRETATIONS presents the best current criticism on the most widely read and studied poems, novels and dramas of the Western world, from Oedipus Rex and the Iliad to such modern and contemporary works as William Faulkner?s The Sound and the Fury and Don DeLillo?s White Noise. Each volume opens with an introductory essay and editor?s note by Harold Bloom and includes a bibliography, a chronology of the author?s life and works, and notes on the contributors. Taken together, VIVA MODERN CRITICAL INTERPRETATIONS provides a comprehensive critical guide to the most vital and influential works of the Western literary tradition. Contents: Introduction ? Structure and Theme in Fuentes? La muerte de Artemio Cruz ? La muerte de Artemio Cruz and Citizen Kane: A Comparative Analysis ? Fragmenting Forces in the Revolution and the Self: The Death of Artemio Cruz ? Fathers and Sons in Fuentes? La muerte de Artemio Cruz ? Memory and Time in The Death of Artemio Cruz ? Literature and History in Contemporary Latin America ? Point of View in The Death of Artemio Cruz: Singularity or Multiplicity? ? Carlos Fuentes: La muerte de Artemio Cruz ? The House and the Garden: The Architecture of Knowledge and La muerte de Artemio Cruz ? The Magic Word in Carlos Fuentes? The Death of Artemio Cruz ? Modes of Redemption ? Modern National Discourse and La muerte de Artemio Cruz: The Illusory "Death" of African Mexican Lineage ? Chronology ? Contributors Printed Pages: 220. Bookseller Inventory # 5458

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Title: The Death of Artemio Cruz: (Viva Modern ...

Publisher: Viva Books Private Limited

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

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