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Los años con Laura Díaz/ The Years with Laura Diaz (Paperback) (Carlos Fuentes)

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"A través de la vida íntima de una mujer y sus pasiones, esta novela narra una saga familiar entre mezclada con la historia cultural y política de un país convulso donde todo parece estar gestándose simultáneamente.


De Carlos Fuentes autor de Aura, La Silla del Águila, La región más transparente y La muerte de Artemio Cruz. Ganador del Premio Príncipe de Asturias 1994 y el Premio Cervantes 1987.
En Los años con Laura Díaz, Fuentes, como nunca antes, es fiel a su propósito de describirnos el cruce de caminos donde coinciden la vida individual y la vida colectiva.


La familia que formará Cósima en Veracruz, casada con Felipe, cuya madre era francesa, estará integrada también por otras tres mujeres: Hilda, Virginia y Leticia, la madre de Laura. En esta novela Carlos Fuentes narra una saga familiar entremezclada con la historia cultural y política de un México convulso, donde todo parece estar gestándose simultáneamente. El clamor del tumulto que quiere cambiar el destino de México converge con la ruta colorida de un par de grandes de la pintura universal: Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera.

Otros autores han opinado:

"Los años con Laura Díaz emociona, conmueve, arranca carcajadas; además tiene ambición y a su autor le sobra oficio para cumplir con ella" -Álvaro Enrigue, Letras Libres-

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"A radiant and epic new novel that is among the finest achievements of Mexico's greatest man of letters.

The Years With Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes' 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 that is a significant element in Fuentes's fictional world.

Now the principle figure is not Artemio Cruz (who, however, makes a brief appearance) but Fuentes's first major female protagonist, the extraordinary Laura Diaz. 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. 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 vindicated the aims and intentions of the highest art."

Number of Pages: 560
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Language: Spanish
Street Date: September 27, 2016
TCIN: 51550099
UPC: 9786073144681
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-7649
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