Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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CONTENTS

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p. vii

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PREFAC E

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pp. ix-xiii

Carlos Fuentes is one of the major writers of this century in Latin America. Smitten by the modernity of Miguel de Cervantes and Jorge Luis Borges at an early age, he has written extensively on the cultures of the Americas and those of other places in the world. His work includes more than a dozen novels, several volumes of short stories, ...

ABBREVIATIONS

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p. xv

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PART I An Intellectual Biography: The Journey to El Escorial and Terra Nostra

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pp. 1-46

In the sixteenth century, the Spanish Crown spread its language, as well as its cultural and political practices, across the vast geographical stretch of the Americas identified today as Latin America. In the second half of the century, the Spanish King Philip II built El Escorial as a monument to God, to the Spanish Empire, to Spain, and, of course, to himself. ...

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PART II Rereading Terra Nostra

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pp. 47-108

A summa of three decades of Carlos Fuentes’ writing career, Terra Nostra was born in the mid-sixties, even though references in his previous work, from as early as Los dıas enmascarados allude to some of the concerns of Terra Nostra.1 This novel represents the culmination of his modern project, ...

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PART III Rereading Fuentes

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pp. 109-146

Terra Nostra and El Escorial are central to an understanding of Fuentes. Nevertheless, the importance of Fuentes as a major writer of the century rests not in this one work only but in the entirety of his oeuvre. Terra Nostra contributes to the significance of his total work, and vice versa. Terra Nostra elucidates much of his other fiction, ...

APPENDIX I: La Edad del Tiempo: An Interview with Carlos Fuentes,Los Angeles, California, April 1994

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pp. 147-154

APPENDIX II: ‘‘La Edad del Tiempo’’

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pp. 155-160

NOTES

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pp. 161-168

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 169-178

INDEX

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pp. 179-185