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The Old Gringo - Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden
The Old Gringo
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One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the... show more
One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of two cultures in conflict.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374530525 (0374530521)
ASIN: 374530521
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Inkspot Fancy
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3.0
This was an interesting book, powerful when the language caught me but ultimately just not enough to my taste to let me sink into it and really lose myself. It is a book during which I never forgot I was reading a book, for lack of a better way to explain it. It takes the life of an American journal...
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3.0 The Old Gringo
Old Gringo was agony for me to read. Carlos Fuentes came to Houston a few weeks back and I drove in to see him. He was pretty much as I'd expected. An achingly handsome eighty-year-old man who writes poetic novels. And who sees life as experienced mainly through his manly body parts. This may work f...
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