This I Believe: An A to Z of a Life
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The essays cover everything from love to Buñuel, from civil society to sex. I hate to admit impatience with such a well regarded intellectual just months after his death, but there are times when you feel like you're the audi ...more
While critics praised the depth and breadth of Fuentes's thinking, most acknowledged that This I Believe is a work for the serious reader, someone who has already considered deeply philosophical issues. At all turns, Fuentes challenges his readers__not only with personal inquiries into marriage, but also with forays into political topics including globalization and civic society. Many reviewers cited the essay titled "Urbanities," which recalls the distinctive roles cities played in Fuentes's li...more
Come molti narratori era affascinato da William Fa ...more
A couple begins to know each other
Everything is surprise
Sometimes love yearns to recover the wonder of its earliest moment but inevitably comes to realize the second time around the wonder is nothing more than nostalgia
There is always someone who will say that the greatest moment of love is separation
Extreme attention is the creative faculty, and its condition is love
How can one single person assume responsibility for everyone?
This is the central theme of all Dostoevsky’s novels
Critics rep ...more
Carlos Fuentes percorre de A a Z os temas que o definem. Talvez por gostar de saber o que outros pensam, tenha gostado deste livro.
Gostei particularmente de "globalização", "história", "ibero-américa" e "leitura".
Frases que ficaram:
"Eu amo-a porque eu sou o homem mais pontual da terra e ela, pontualmente, chega sempre tarde."
"A esquerda saudosa do que já não foi não pode ser uma esquerda construtiva do que deve ser."
"Mas uma catástrofe, diz María Zambrano, só é catastrófica se dela não nascer na ...more
Content aside though, reading this book was good for my Spanish.
I am once again blown away by just how much knowledge Carlos Fuentes possessed. He was incurably well-read and could certainly go in-depth analysis on what he knew. Incredible.
Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican. Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhoo ...more