This I Believe

This I Believe : An A-Z of a Writer's Life

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Carlos Fuentes is Mexico's most admired novelist, and this is his manifesto, and memoir, offering a rare and wonderful insight into the mind of a great writer. This I Believe is an A to Z of the things that he loves and believes in. In a series of inspired meditations and polemics, he embraces his subjects such as 'Balzac' and 'Beauty' and 'Sex' and 'Shakespeare'. The essays are woven together with the familiar Fuentes themes of politics, time and language, and through them runs the vein of his personal journey, his views on love, sex, women, friendship and family. From 'Amor' to 'Zurich', this is a collection of thoughts that is both witty and profoundly searching.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747573387
  • 9780747573388
  • 1,623,613

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'Magnificent ... an essay on children made me weep as I read it ... he is a marvellous novelist' Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph 'This collection examines the people, places and ideas that have shaped Fuentes's life ... stimulating and provoking' Sunday Times 'A characteristically dazzling display of Fuentes' erudition and of a remarkable life, divided between politics and literature, seasoned by success on several continents, and marred by personal tragedy ... The book defies categorization ... There are flashes of his soul' Financial Times 'Fuentes certainly dazzles; he cites aptly, and scatters one-liners. As you read him, you sense genuine mental alertness and snappy judgements. There's a touch of the guru in this latest book, revealing our world to us' Independent
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About Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, was born in 1928. He has been his country's ambassador to France and is the author of more than ten novels, including The Death of Artemio Cruz, Terra Nostra, The Old Gringo, The Years with Laura Diaz, Diana, the Goddess Who Hunts Alone and, most recently, Inez.
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