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La gran novela latinoamericana

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«Cada lector crea su libro, traduciendo el acto finito de escribir en el acto infinito de leer.» Este ensayo propone un recorrido por la evolución de la novela en Latinoamérica, desde el descubrimiento del continente hasta nuestros días. Quienes emprendan esta ruta hallarán en ella a las grandes figuras de la novela latinoamericana y sus temas constantes: la naturaleza sal ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 7th 2011 by Alfaguara (first published 2011)
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
This is going to take awhile, so bear with me. Not only is there a lot of names, but my browser seems to be sicker than usual. We'll see what we can do.

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Canaima by Rómulo Gallegos
The Lost Steps by Alejo Carpentier
Devil to Pay...
100 Years
[there will be some avoidable repetition]
Sumario de la historia natural de las Indias by Oviedo
"The Aleph"
Erasmus
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Thomas More
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Joseph
May 06, 2012 Joseph rated it it was ok
Carlos Fuentes is undoubtedly an artist who has spent a lifetime thinking about latin american culture. But some of his conclusions in this book are almost laughably shallow and bad, and I can't help but wonder if he is too old to be writing this sort of book, or his editor gave him a free pass and he just sat down and wrote whatever popped into his head.

Not without some insight, but overall a misleading and rather shallow book. Worth a read if you can read him with a great sense of irony and s
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Michael Rodriguez
Dec 01, 2015 Michael Rodriguez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the pen of Mexico's greatest novelist and essayist since Octavio Paz, this is a must-read for understanding the Latin American literary canon. A caution: Fuentes problematically overlooks female, indigenous, and Afro-Latin American contributions to Latin American literature and culture.
Hadyn
Mar 24, 2017 Hadyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't make the same mistake I did, thinking this is actually a novel. It's more like a master's thesis on Latin American literature and the imagining of Latin America by the authors. It's quite academic in its prose and not a book most people can just read through. I am familiar with most of the authors Fuentes profiles and the works he dissects and I still mostly just focused on those chapters and skimmed the rest. I can see a professor using this as a reference handbook to a Latin American lit ...more
Jackson Cyril
Fuentes is a very great prose stylist, but this book is laughably devoid of any real literary criticism; I had hoped for something meaningful or perhaps insightful, but what I found was a great deal of rubbish written well. At least I had the pleasure of reading some delightful prose.
Editorial Alfaguara
�Cada lector crea su libro, traduciendo el acto finito de escribir en el acto infinito de leer.� Este ensayo propone un recorrido por la evoluci�n de la novela en Latinoam�rica, desde el descubrimiento del continente hasta nuestros d�as. Quienes emprendan esta ruta hallar�n en ella a las grandes figuras de la novela latinoamericana y sus temas constantes: la naturaleza salvaje, los conflictos sociales, el dictador y la barbarie, la �pica del desencanto, el mundo m�gico de mito y lenguaje, pero s ...more
Iñaki Tofiño
Resulta curioso que una empresa como Alfaguara publique un estudio más propio de una editorial universitaria. Bienvenido sea en cualquier caso.
Historia de la novela latinoamericana, tratado de novelística comparada, ensayo sobre la influencia de Cervantes, Erasmo y Maquiavelo en la novela de América Latina... todo eso y algunas cosas más es esta obra de Carlos Fuentes que explica, aporta, critica, ilumina y educa. Una de esas que yo leo con el lápiz a mano para poder subrayar de vez en cuando y,
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Angel
A very good overview of Latin American literary history seen through the novel. Written by the great Carlos Fuentes. It is a very erudite and readable narrative. If you want to learn about Latin American literary history, this is a good book to pick up.
Pablo
Dec 28, 2011 Pablo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Siempre es una delicia leer a Carlos Fuentes. Más cuando habla de Latinoamérica, de México, y de sus palabras.
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Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican writer and one of the best-known novelists and essayists of the 20th century in the Spanish-speaking world. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.

Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican. Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhoo
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