PDF/EBOOK (La muerte de Artemio Cruz)


La muerte de Artemio Cruz

Carlos Fuentes Õ 8 characters summary La muerte de Artemio Cruz 108 Nentes como la soledad el poder o el desamor La mente del protagonista transita durante toda la obra por la memoria y se convierte en un símbolo de salvación es el espejo en el ue el hombre se reconoce el lugar de encuentro con su pasado ue es a la vez su futur The Great Mexican Novel The Great Novel of the Latin American Boom Generation However you describe La muerte de Artemio Cruz s greatness you ll need a capital GThe book which is generally regarded as Carlos Fuentes s best I ll resist endorsing that statement now for I haven t read any other of his fictional works but I acknowledge it d be hard to beat tells the sinister obfuscated story of the failure of the Mexican Revolution by way of the sinister obfuscated character Artemio Cruz A Mexican Charles Foster Kane a real life Ebeneezer Scrooge Artemio Cruz is not a likable man He betrays his lovers comrades and country for his own personal advancement He treats his family like financial dependents incapable even of the hard work and disciplined thought he demands from his servants and business partners He hosts New Years Eve parties just so he can invite less wealthy people into his home and be worshippedFuentes organizes the book into sections that do not tell the story chronologically but do repeat the same three part structure 1 An important moment in Cruz s life is narrated by an omniscient voice with occasional inserts by other characters 2 On his deathbed and in the first person Cruz reflects upon the events in his life justifies his treachery and expresses his contempt for the well wishers gathered at his bedside And 3 the voice of Fuentes or is it the voice of Revolution directly addresses Cruz drawing the connection between Cruz s abandonment of ideals and his country s overall corrupt state Of course this third section which is written in the second person reads like the author s direct reproach not just of Artemio Cruz but of us the audience tooAnother reviewer has said that Cruz may be the least likable character in Latin American literature Yes but is he really that different from any of the rest of us Fuentes with reference to Baudelaire says not Selfish scornful and unworthy of any love and redemption Artemio Cruz is our twin our brother

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Carlos Fuentes Õ 8 characters summary La muerte de Artemio Cruz 108 El paso del tiempo más de treinta años ha ratificado el valor literario de una novela La muerte de Artemio Cruz en la ue el autor se situaba a la vanguardia de lo ue algunos años más tarde se conocería como la «nueva novela hispanoamericana»Carlos Fuente You are on your death bed suffering from an affliction of uncertain causes Artemio Cruz Surrounded by people you dislike although they are part of your family you are drifting from dream to reality from past to present Time will exist only in the reconstruction of isolated memory in the flight of isolated desire which will be lost once the chance to live is used up incarnate in this singular individual that you are a boy already a moribund old man Your mind is chaotically travelling from a moment in your life to another There is no sense to the order in which you are remembering episodes of your life both personal and social Past loves treacheries escape from poverty and ascent on the wealth scale history of your losses come in random flashbacks to you And you wake up and listen to fragments of conversation try to discern gestures or physical traits of the ones around you at present and you are only now seeing the invisible threads connecting your life and your ascent to the development of Mexican revolution and implicitly Mexican history In this random recapitulation of your life you cling to the memory of people that meant much to you a prostitute who loved you sincerely and not for money and whom you loved than you loved anybody else your son whom you lost because of the civil war in Spain your wife Catalina who only meant to take revenge when she married you and so on Going back and forth in time you keep remembering Regina the only person who didn t love you for your wealthWritten in a wonderful narrative style the story of your life impresses The lyricism and the exceptional beauty of the phrases make the tragedy of your life sharper through antagonization Midday had barely passed the rays of the sun in decline passed through the root of tropical leaves like water through a sieve pelting down hard The time of paralyzed branches when even the river seemed not to flow It was really not easy to make sense of the disarray that your mind is displaying through Fuentes words but it was so rewarding when I succeeded in doing so I mentally experienced such wonderfully narrated moments in spite of their sadness that I will always remember you like a character who although highly unlikable has a certain je ne sais uoi that attracts and stays in your memory aliveThey all say that Fuentes was a genius I now know why

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Carlos Fuentes Õ 8 characters summary La muerte de Artemio Cruz 108 S sorprendió a los críticos con una novela moderna y de enorme solidez narrativa Novela de gran intensidad temática está centrada en la reflexión sobre el México surgido de la Revolución pero también analiza con amargura cuestiones tan universales y perma I thought the premise of the story sounded interesting Artemio Cruz no relation to that other guy named Cruz is a corrupt well everything politician soldier man He s on his deathbed now and the story hops around in time to tell his story of each major event of his life back to the present of his deathbed experience The premise is great I love the idea of the bouncing around the storytelling aspectBut the story itself was not always easy to read and by that I mean the way that someone once told me they don t read and they consider James Patterson a hard author to read because he s difficult Fuentes feels difficult to me to read and it may very well be because I am not very well versed in Mexican history and I feel if I understood of the historical context I would have appreciated the story a lot than I did This is my own fault not the fault of the author sBut the reality is it did mean I didn t understand a lot of the story I could understand the corruption and much of the personality and relationships between the characters but there was a distance I felt to the rest of the story that I can t uite put my finger on but I ve been wondering if it s something I m not particularly able to put my finger on when it comes to a lot of the Latin American Boom authors such as some of Gabriel Garc a M ruez s writing and what I ve read by Jorge Luis Borges so far Again I don t blame the authors or the culture because it s my own fault I don t understand the context in which they wrote I expect a lot of the emotional distance I interpret in the reading is because of that context which is lost on me Maybe I ll investigate that and then re read some of these books and authors that didn t affect me as much as I feel they should have

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  • La muerte de Artemio Cruz
  • Carlos Fuentes
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  • 19 July 2020
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    Carlos Fuentes Õ 8 characters review ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Carlos Fuentes characters La muerte de Artemio Cruz I had to read a book for my high school World Literature class and chose to read this book in particular because it seemed to be interesting I did not know what to expect from this book because it caught me by surprise The book starts off with a surprise in use of explicitness the author Carlos Fuentes use rich imagery and other techniues

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