The Death of Artemio Cruz

The Death of Artemio Cruz

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
An elderly rich and powerful landowner in modern Mexico recalls his corrupt life after collapsing from an illness while attending a business meeting

McMillan Palgrave
Hailed as a masterpiece since its publication in 1962, The Death of Artemio Cruz is Carlos Fuentes's haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico. Its acknowledged place in Latin American fiction and its appeal to a fresh generation of readers have warranted this new translation by Alfred Mac Adam, translator (with the author) of Fuentes's Christopher Unborn.

As in all his fiction, but perhaps most powerfully in this book, Fuentes is a passionate guide to the ironies of Mexican history, the burden of its past, and the anguish of its present.

Publisher: New York : Noonday Press, 1991
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780374522834
Branch Call Number: FICTION FUENT
Notes: Translation of: La muerte de Artemio Cruz


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Oct 15, 2012

This is not the first translation of Fuentes's famed novel, and thank dog for that. I recently discarded what must've been the first, and it was dreadful. In terms of diction in English, I mean, sentences lacking a verb, etc., etc. And in this book there are abrupt changes in setting and topic, so you can't afford to need to forgive the publishers for their sloppiness in letting out such atrocities. I'm looking forward to this one, which should be characterized as re-translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam...

As if there weren't an abundance of good transcribers who'd kill to attach their names to a known masterpiece from the Latinamerican Boom...


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