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El Naranjo/The Orange Tree (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

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Item description for El Naranjo/The Orange Tree (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) by Carlos Fuentes...

Through the figure of the orange tree, emblematic symbol of the mestizaje, Fuentes creates a world of short stories that describe the miseries of the Spanish conquest of America, the horrors of the European wars and the exoticisms of the contemporary world. Its characters risk their lives, suffer injustices and live a life of unfulfilled ambitions a Portuguese sailor throws a bottle to the sea, a Spanish soldier who lives amongst Indians acts as Corts interpreter, Corts son is implicated in a conspiracy against the king, a Hollywood actor visits an Acapulco brothel.

Description in Spanish: Los personajes de los cuentos de El naranjo arriesgan la vida y sufren injusticias sin llegar a satisfacer sus ambiciones: un marinero portugus que lanza una botella al mar, un soldado espaol que vive entre indios y sirve de intrprete a Corts, un noble griego que pone sitio a Numancia, un hijo de Corts implicado en una conspiracin contra el rey y un actor de Hollywood que visita un prostbulo en Acapulco. El autor muestra las miserias de la conquista de Amrica, los horrores de las guerras en Europa y los exotismos del mundo contemporneo a travs de la fi gura emblemtica del naranjo, smbolo del mestizaje.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Punto de Lectura
Pages   237
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  9708120316  
ISBN13  9789708120319  

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The author of more than a dozen novels and story collections, Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, including the Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Belisario Dom?nguez Medal of Honor. Among his books are "Terra Nostra," "Vlad," "Adam in Eden," and "Distant Relations," all of which are available from Dalkey Archive Press.

Carlos Fuentes was born in 1928 and died in 2012.

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