Order of Carlos Fuentes Books
Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. He was described by the New York Times as being “one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world” in his obituary. Fuentes considered himself to be a pre-modern writer, and only used pens, ink and paper. The son of a Mexican diplomat, he would go onto become one himself, serving as ambassador to France.
Carlos Fuentes made his debut as a published author in 1958 with the novel Where the Air is Clear. He continued to write until his death in 2012. Below is a list of Carlos Fuentes’ books in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Note: The Picador Book of Latin American Stories was edited with Julio Ortega.
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Carlos Fuentes Synopses: In The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes, Artemio Cruz is an all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron who is confined to his bed and, in dream-like flashes, recalls the pivotal aspects of his life. Tales are told from Cruz’s heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. This novel is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.
The Campaign is a standalone title by Carlos Fuentes. Set during Spanish America’s struggle for independence, Baltasar Bustos sets out across several South American nations and Mexico on campaign of redemption that is both public and personal.