In this book, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the themes of history, culture, and identity in Fuentes' work, particularly in his complex, major novel Terra Nostra. He opens with a biography of Fuentes that links his works to his intellectual life, a life that has been centrally concerned with finding and defining the source and character of Latin American culture. The heart of the study is Williams' extensive reading of the novel Terra Nostra, in which Fuentes explores the presence of Spanish culture and history in Latin America. Williams concludes with a look at how Fuentes' other fiction relates to Terra Nostra, including Fuentes' own division of his work into fourteen cycles that he calls qLa Edad del Tiempo, q and with an interview in which Fuentes discusses his concept of this cyclical division.In this book, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the themes of history, culture, and identity in Fuentesa#39; work, particularly in his complex, major novel Terra Nostra.
|Title||:||The Writings of Carlos Fuentes|
|Author||:||Raymond L. Williams|
|Publisher||:||University of Texas Press - 1996-01-01|