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by Carlos Fuentes


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What I didn’t know was the truth.

What I didn’t know was the truth. In a way, my very presence was a lie. I came to Detroit to begin a television documentary on the Mexican muralists in the United St.

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Carlos Fuentes has been called "the Balzac of Mexico". In 1999 Fuentes published the novel The Years With Laura Diaz

Carlos Fuentes has been called "the Balzac of Mexico". Fuentes himself cited Miguel de Cervantes, William Faulkner and Balzac as the most important writers to hi. .Fuentes described himself as a pre-modern writer, using only pens, ink and paper. In 1999 Fuentes published the novel The Years With Laura Diaz. A companion book to The Death of Artemio Cruz, the characters are from the same period, but the story is told by a woman exiled from her province after the revolution.

The years with Laura Díaz. THE BEST NOVELISTS in the world are our grandmothers, and it is to them I owe the first memory on which this novel is based

The years with Laura Díaz. THE BEST NOVELISTS in the world are our grandmothers, and it is to them I owe the first memory on which this novel is based. My maternal grandmother was Emilia Rivas Gil de Macías, widow of Manuel Macias Gutiérrez; she born in Alamos, Sonora, he in Guadalajara, Jalisco; she the descendant of Spanish immigrants from Santander and, according to rumors I’ve heard, Yaqui Indians from Sonora. My grandfather Macías died tragically in 1919, leaving my grandmother with four young daughters-María Emilia, Sélika, Carmen, and my mother, Berta Macías de Fuentes

Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. revealed in the hurly-burly of the mural is that of one woman and one woman only, and her name is Laura Díaz

Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. revealed in the hurly-burly of the mural is that of one woman and one woman only, and her name is Laura Díaz.

Start by marking The Years with Laura Diaz as Want to Read .

Start by marking The Years with Laura Diaz as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. By reading it you learn a lot about the history of this country, but also about what's underneath the surface. It impressively reflects the hopes, disappointments, dreams and missed chances the Mexican people have been having and been going trough for the last 100 years.

Laura Diaz is a passionate character, intimately connected to many historical events. Through her story, Fuentes writes the journal of the Mexican twentieth century, supporting his novel with facts and characters that define the shape of today's Mexico. History & Fiction. The breadth and enormity of this accomplishment is breathtaking.

The Years with Laura Diaz. A radiant family saga set in a century of Mexican history, by one of the world’s greatest writers. Author: Carlos Fuentes. Carlos Fuentes’s hope-filled new novel sees the twentieth century through the eyes of Laura D’az, a woman who becomes as much a part of our history as of the Mexican history she observes and helps to create.

The story of Laura Diaz, following her life from 1905 to 1978, and filled with the sounds and colours. I came out of the experience of reading The Years With Laura Diaz admiring Fuentes as a painter and poet of life through his writing. As a closing note, I really enjoyed the integration of Diego Rivera (some of whose Murals in Mexico City I have photographed) and Frida. I also have spent time in some of the places and cities that are settings in the novel and it brought back memories of those places and the lovely Mexican people I got to know and work with in those travels.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Carlos Fuentes's richly woven narrative tapestry-filled with a multitude of dramatic scenes both witty, amusing, and heartbreaking-shows us this wonderful creature as she grows into a politically committed artist who is also a wife and mother, a lover of great men, a complicated and alluring heroine whose brave honesty prevails despite her losing a son and grandson to the darkest. forces of Mexico's repressive, corrupt regimes

Paperback,Farrar,Straus,and Giroux,2001 Ed specially created for Quality Paperback Club,Cr 1999 Carlos Fuentes,translation CR 2000 Farrar,Straus,and Giroux

Comments: (7)

Quphagie
I read the kindle version and though the formatting could use some work, particularly the lack of adequate space breaks between major shifts of scene or time.

But upon finishing it my first reaction was "this was magnificent." I can not understand reviews like some here, for instance the "...bla, bla, bla..." comment. My only conclusion is perhaps some readers are not willing to invest time and patience to uncover the grandeur of a great piece of literature.

These are some of the aspects of the work I think make it magnificent.

1. It's scope. The work covers a very long time period that includes; the political history of Mexicio at a key time in it's modern growth, the First World War as it relates to Spain and Fascism, love, marriage & infidelity, parenting, fascinating characters, etc, all well integrated in a seamless web through the ongoing development and interactions of the characters.

2. The writing is so often poetic and beautiful and offers long beautiful poetic runs somewhat like a well crafted yet emotional long moving musical solo.

3. The characters are well formed, real, human, complex, courageous, flawed, soulful and moral, varied, and interesting. The conversations between them could almost be published as a stand alone University reader for a literature, cultural geography, or history seminar discussion course.

4. The development and growing maturity of Laura Diaze, the main character, could be a novella on its own. The evolution of her growth and emergence into a full giving maturity is worth the price of the novel.

5. The characters are well integrated with each other, the time, the historic/human context issues, and the geography of the setting. This makes them living, believable people. Their individual identities are given depth, vulnerability, strength, intelligence, heart, and the ability to love despite their very human limitations.

I do not know how you could ask for more from a novel, or have a "...blah, blah, blah" reaction to such a great work. I was sad to finish this novel, the first I have read by Fuentes. I came out of the experience of reading The Years With Laura Diaz admiring Fuentes as a painter and poet of life through his writing.

As a closing note, I really enjoyed the integration of Diego Rivera (some of whose Murals in Mexico City I have photographed) and Frida. I also have spent time in some of the places and cities that are settings in the novel and it brought back memories of those places and the lovely Mexican people I got to know and work with in those travels. It made me want to go back and stay. Still, I do not give my review based on a sentimental basis. I love great literature and this stands up well with some of the works that have most moved me. In that sense it was as moving as War and Peace for me. Unforgettable.
Dddasuk
Fuentes aspires to cover over a hundred years of Mexican history in this family novel. Since I go to Mexico often, I was drawn in by the social, cultural, and political material -- which sometimes makes the novel read like a patriotic essay, relieved by plentiful critical comments on the government. And wouldn't you know it? Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera make an appearance. The main character is drawn with partial success. To me she gets most interesting when she discovers a new vocation late in life. Some of the others, like her husband and her lovers, are more interesting, perhaps only because they remain partly enigmatic. I'm 97% done reading this novel and I fully expect to finish it -- and that's a positive comment because I do not hesitate to abandon a novel that doesn't engage me. The book is passable as fiction. If you like to learn history by reading historical novels, it's worth a look.
Duzshura
This is a book I wish I had written; it is of a life, I feel I have lived. Senor Fuentes brilliantly composes a story that encompasses all that is grand and horrific about the evolution of a country, of a people, and of one life that reflected the emergence of the Mexico we know today. If you know anything about Mexico in all its riches and contrasting hues, this book confirms why we love it so. If you know nothing about Mexico, read it for the sheer poetry of one woman's life. Bravo Carlos! I can't wait to read whatever books you have written that I haven't read yet!!!
Corgustari
a Mexican icon...along with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Boom....loved the history as well in relationship to his story. i did have a bit of trouble truly identifying, or caring that much about Laura Diaz tho.
Kulafyn
a biography I have long wanted to read
watching to future
Does every book about this period in Mexican history HAVE to include the protagonist meeting and being part of the life of
Freida and Diego???? Laura just rambles around from person to person, place to place. I couldn't find the depth of the book. Why did Carlos Fuentes take the time? More over, why was it published?
Jarortr
Excellent
maravilloso
The Years with Laura Diaz download epub
Americas
Author: Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 0965008614
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: QPB Fiction-2-Go; 1st edition (2001)
Pages: 518 pages