Mexico Mourns a Literary Legend

On May 31, 2012 by MexicoToday

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s most celebrated novelist, died last week at the age of 83. The controversial globetrotting author – who spent much of his life writing in London – will always be remembered as an advocate for positive social change. Fuentes is noted for his important contribution to Mexican culture, reaching global acclaim with literary works such as The Most Transparent Region (1958), The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962) and The Old Gringo (1985), among many others. During more than half-a-century as a published author, Fuentes explored Mexico’s history, its present and its future. He also wrote about various current-affairs issues in his journalism. For years Fuentes was mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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