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La silla del Aguila (Punto de Lectura) (Punto de Lectura) [Paperback]

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A detailed vision of the powers and miseries of Mexican politics. It is the year 2020, in a Mexico without telecommunications or computers because the United States (owner and exclusive supplier of everything) has punished them. This is also the year in which the presidency is being disputed, in other words, it will be decided who will seat in the Seat of Power to never leave it. The winner, the Anointed one, hides an amazing secret that he must conceal at all costs.

Description in Spanish: El Presidente Lorenzo Tern, un hombre bueno pero ablico. Su intrigante jefe de Gabinete, Tcito de la Canal. Su calculador secretario de Gobernacin, Bernal Herrera. Mondragn von Bertrab, el severo secretario de la Defensa, portador de un terrible secreto. El jefe de la polica, Ccero Arruza, que no tiene enemigos porque los ha matado a todos. Y dominndolo todo, Mara del Rosario Galvn, operadora poltica y sexual suprema que un da le dice a su joven amante, Nicols Valdivia: T sers presidente de Mxico.

Te ponen en el pecho la banda tricolor, te sientas en la Silla del guila y vmonos! Es como si te hubieras subido a la montaa rusa, te sueltan... y haces una mueca que se vuelve tu mscara... la Silla del guila, es nada ms y nada menos que un asiento en la montaa rusa que llamamos La Repblica Mexicana.



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Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.54" Width: 4.41" Height: 1.18"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2004
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  8466313214  
ISBN13  9788466313216  


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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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La política sin caretas ...  Feb 26, 2007
Carlos Fuentes nos regala una mirada a un futuro no tan lejano, desde la perspectiva de los círculos del poder, y especialmente de la política mexicana. Pero va más allá. Es una mirada que se puede extrapolar a las distintas formas del poder político en Latinoamérica, sus intrincadas relaciones, la traición de guante blanco, la hipocresía soslayada.

Un mundo donde incluso la virtud pública y la ética, representadas por Séneca, esconden bajezas personales, miedos y temores. Los diversos relatos son un reflejo de vidas reales, de seres humanos, no de figuras "inmaculadas e intocables".

El recurso de las "cartas" intercambiadas entre los distintos personajes es una apuesta arriesgada, que en sí no da un sustento mayor a la historia (gatillada por un contexto geopolítico y una argumentación tecnológica que hace perder un nivel de credibilidad), que puede confundir por el grado de detalle difícil de encontrar en el género epistolar, pero que es marginal frente a la fuerza de los personajes, los relatos y las relaciones.

Un aspecto interesante son las referencias a las teorías políticas de base. En eso, Carlos Fuentes se da ciertas licencias para destacar sus profundos conocimientos de la teoría política.

Un libro muy recomendable.


 
Doloroso  Mar 21, 2005
This book seemed like nothing more than a weakly masked excuse for Mr. Fuentes to show off his political knowledge and to voice his own political views. The plot was weak at best and the style was absurd.

What I am talking about is that the book is written as a series of letters back and forth from the characters of the story. Maybe this sounds like a clever idea, but the problem is he had no idea how to pull it off, but tried it anyway. The majority of letters are completely unconvicning as letters. In order to make up for the fact that the book contains no direct narrative or dialogs, he has the letter writers describing events in a style and level of detail that would never occur in an actual written letter. This includes telling the letter recipient of conversations by including the word for word dialog along with various literary embelishments, and providing historical background that the reader of the letter would not have needed, obviously to give the reader of the book that back ground. He should have just written it in the normal way and it wouldn't have had the absurd effect that it did.

Finally all of the characters wrote in more or less the same style. While they possessed diferent sets of values and intentions, they all seemed to have about the same personality (perhap that of Mr. Fuentes?).

Worst book I've read in years.
 
Radiografía  Jan 11, 2004
El tema de la última novela del escritor mexicano, Carlos Fuentes, sin duda es apasionante: Como represalia al rechazo del gobierno mexicano a la política exterior norteamericana, el gobierno estadounidense "accidentalmente" deja a México sin sátelite de comunicación, así en pleno año 2022, el vecino al sur de la frontera queda incomunicado sin teléfonos ni Internet, regresando al siglo XIX y al furor epistolar de personajes tan maquiavélicos que harían quedar a los de Relaciones Peligrosas de Laclos, como la Caperucita Roja y Peter Pan, con el agravante de que no están tratando sólo de pasión sino de poder, en esta correspondencia está en juego la sucesión a la presidencia mexicana, y a todos los bienes, riquezas y traiciones que ella conlleva.

Diversos personajes entre ministros, consejeros, ex presidentes, secretarios, jefes de policías, queridas, se cartean los unos con los otros como si fueran señoritas del siglo XIX, para expresar sus emociones y también sus ambiciones. Se tejen artimañas, complots, asesinatos, se declaran odios y deseos carnales sin ningún pudor, y aunque a veces el tono de las cartas es excesivamente narrativo lo cual rompe el efecto de género epistolar, las triquiñuelas políticas de los remitentes son una radiografía perfecta de la historia contemporánea de latinoamerica.

 

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