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Instinto de Inez [Paperback]

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Two stories, two couples, two eras, and two passions. One is embodied by Gabriel Atln-Ferrera, Orchestra Director, and Inez Prada, eminent opera singer. The other alludes to the first encounter between a man and a woman in the history of mankind. These passions break all barriers, to unfold as a story that dates back and continues on in an endless spiral towards the future. A love story that crosses geographical and historical boundaries to evoke the primitive stages of humanity that are in search of original passion, those that mix art and the transgressions of the soul.

Description in Spanish: Dos historias, dos parejas, dos tiempos y dos pasiones. Una de stas se encarna en Gabriel Atlan-Ferrara, director de orquesta, y en Inez Prada, una excelsa cantante de pera. La obra remite al primer encuentro de la humanidad entre un hombre y una mujer; esas pasiones rompen con todos los lmites para consagrarse en una historia que comenz en la prehistoria y que contina en un espiral infinita hacia el futuro.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.7" Width: 4.3" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Punto de lectura / Suma de letras
ISBN  8466306773  
ISBN13  9788466306775  

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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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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Latin American
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > Spanish

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Not the best... no lo mejor de Fuentes  Dec 18, 2001
I have to start by saying that Fuentes is one of my favourite authors, and I usually enjoy his books, because they immerse me in a parallel world, where nothing is what it seems and yet I recognise everything.
Having said that, I also have to say that Instinto de Inez is not one of his greatest works. It is confusing, the characters are very shallow and unbelievable, and the stories seem to have no beginning and no end... which is sometimes good, but it doesn't work in this case.

I also have to say that Fuentes still writes beautifully, he is a virtous writer and his choice of words is exceptional, but all in all, I wouldn't reccommend this book unless you are a true fan; but if you are just getting to know him, please read Aura, magical realism at its best!(...)

Crystal seal  Jun 15, 2001
This is a book about remembering. The protagonist is always looking back to the moments in life that changed his perspective. Here is stated the eternal conflict of the innocence of women, which bring us to the anthropological view of the first couple in history. Is it a revenge what women do doing with men? Why are they so difficult to understand? A crystal seal is the connector and symbol of two distant worlds and a third one, the memory of the protagonist. Undoubtly we find a pretty interesting but difficult novel as the new proposal that Carlos Fuentes give us in Instinto de Inez.

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