YEARS WITH LAURA DIAZ, THE TRANSLATED BY ALFRED MAC ADAM

By: FUENTES, CARLOS

Price: $10.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD


C1999, 2000 GOOD HARDCOVER IN GOOD DUST JACKET [FUENTES, CARLOS] {EDGEWEAR} TRANSLATED BY ALFRED MAC ADAM


More Description from Internet Sources--


The Years with Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes's most important novel in several decades. Like his masterpiece The Death of Artemio Cruz, the action begins in the state of Veracruz and moves to Mexico City -- tracing a migration during the Revolution and its aftermath that was a feature of Mexico's demographic history and is a significant element in Fuentes's fictional world.

Now the principal figure is not Artemio Cruz (who, however, makes a brief appearance) but Fuentes's first major female protagonist, the extraordinary Laura Diaz. Fuentes's richly woven narrative tapestry of her life from 1905 to 1978 -- filled with a multitude of witty, heartbreaking scenes and the sounds and colors, tastes and scents of Mexico -- shows us this wonderful woman as she grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and mother, a lover of great men, and a complicated and alluring heroine whose brave honesty prevails despite her losing a brother, son, and grandson to the darkest forces of Mexico's turbulent, often corrupt politics. In the end, Laura Diaz herself dies, after a life filled with tragedy and loss, but she is a happy woman, for she has borne witness to and helped to affect the course of history, and has loved and understood with unflinching honesty.

Title: YEARS WITH LAURA DIAZ, THE TRANSLATED BY ALFRED MAC ADAM

Author Name: FUENTES, CARLOS

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUSS & GIROUX:

ISBN Number: 0374293414

ISBN Number 13: 9780374293413

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 157545

Keywords: C1999, 2000 GOOD HARDCOVER IN GOOD DUST JACKE,