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ISBN13: 9780060970635
ISBN10: 0060970634
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One of Carlos Fuentess greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villas soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of two cultures in conflict.

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In The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes brings the Mexico of 1916 uncannily to life. This novel is wise book, full of toughness and humanity and is without question one of the finest works of modern Latin American fiction.

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Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than twenty books. He divides his time between Mexico City and London.

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lukas, February 7, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
"The old gringo came to Mexico to die." The old gringo is American author Ambrose Bierce, best known for his Civil War stories and "The Devil's Dictionary." In 1913, he left for Mexico and was never seen again. Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes's imagines what happened to Bierce during his Mexico period, where he gets mixed up in the Revolution and with an American woman living down there. Pancho Villa has a cameo. You'll definitely appreciate this more if you're familiar with Bierce's writing. Later made into a film with Gregory Peck as Bierce.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060970635
Author:
Fuentes, Carlos
Publisher:
Perennial Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Library ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
199 p.

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In The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes brings the Mexico of 1916 uncannily to life. This novel is wise book, full of toughness and humanity and is without question one of the finest works of modern Latin American fiction.

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