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La frontera de cristal/ The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

By Carlos Fuentes (Author)
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Using an imaginary glass wall, Carlos Fuentes creates a lens through which he examines the violence, discrimination and racism suffered by Mexican immigrants crossing the border into the US in a quest for a better life. In these nine stories that deal with the separation between Mexico and the Unites States, Fuentes is able to find humor even amongst the tumbling ruins of an immigrant s dream.
Description in Spanish: Nueve relatos sobre la separacion entre Mexico y Estados Unidos. Una ruptura vista desde el cristal del racismo, la discriminacion y la violencia que han padecido los mexicanos al atravesar la frontera, donde los suenos se desvanecen ante la voraz realidad. Y, a pesar de todo, hay en esta obra lugar para el humor.



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Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9705800073  
ISBN13  9789705800078  


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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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Para entender las relaciones culturales Mexico-EEUU  Jul 9, 2002
Un libro muy ingenioso. Los nueve cuentos tratan diferentes aspectos de la relacion de los inmigrantes mexicanos con "el pais de las oportunidades". Recomiendo este libro por realista, entretenido y sobre todo, porque esta excelentemente bien escrito.
 
Conflicto de identidad  Oct 19, 2000
Carlos Fuentes tiene un conflicto de identidad muy grande. El trata de ser mexicano hasta el tuetano pero su formacion fue en diversos paises debido a que su padre era embajador. El siente que debe de demostrar que es mexicano escibiendo sobre mexicanos y sus propios conflictos de identidad. En este libro en particular el resultado es muy bueno, sin duda Fuentes puede tener una narativa muy agil y logra describir muy bien el conflicto de identidad visto desde la comoda posicion de la clase media alta.
 
Para el lector que siente ser mexicano en conflicto...?  Sep 30, 1998
Al haber leído este libro hace un año y seguir pensando en cada uno de esos cuentos es para mí algo extraordinario. Este libro fue mi introducción a la literatura de Carlos Fuentes, quien es uno de los escritores mexicanos que se merece el elogio que ha recibido durante todos estos años. El hecho de que es un intelectual y escritor en cierta forma exige que nos entregue un producto que no nos falle. Esto ha sido logrado en "La Frontera de Cristal." El "conflicto" que todos los mexicanos padecemos debido a nuestra situación migratoria entre México y Estados Unidos ha sido capturado dentro de las páginas de este libro. Cada relato exige del lector entender cada personaje, su personalidad y su deseo de superación, a pesar del conflicto que se mantiene dentro de nuestra sociedad (por ejemplo, el anciano en la silla de ruedas..."Soy yo.").

No cabe duda que Carlos Fuentes entiende todo esto y más. Y es que un escritor que puede mantener una cierta intimidad con su lector entiende el sufrimiento, la superación personal y la lucha interna del ser humano.

 
Impressive novel about of USA-Mexico present relations  Jan 7, 1997
In times of NAFTA, the relations between Mexico and USA are very unstables: indocummented migration, racialism, intercultural commnuciation, etc. are topics very importants for them, and they're shaped in Carlos Fuentes' La frontera de cristal. This novelist, maybe most important of today's Maxico and Latin America, give us a nine shortstories of love, immagination, and hope about of possible mexicans and gringos cohabitation in north and south of Rio Grande/rio Bravo for to go through the crystal frontier.
 

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