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Where the Air Is Clear (Lannan Selection)

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Where the Air Is Clear, Carlos Fuentes's first novel, is an unsparing portrayal of Mexico City's upper class. Departing from a traditional linear narrative, Fuentes constructs his novel around a series of encounters with members of this world, including Federico Robles, an ambitious self-made millionaire; Rodrigo Pola, a writer whose father was executed in the Mexican Revolution; and Norma Larragoiti, a social climber striving to erase her humble past. At the center of these events is Ixca Cienfuegos, an enigmatic figure who views the dramas enacted around him with unusual clarity, and who, with the aid of an Indian priestess, plots the destruction of the group. Overlaying Mexican myths onto contemporary settings, Fuentes shows that even the rich and powerful must succumb to the indomitable spirit of Mexico, which undermines all institutions and shapes all destinies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564783448
Translator:
Hileman, Sam
Introduction:
Padilla, Ignacio
Translator:
Hileman, Sam
Introduction by:
Padilla, Ignacio
Introduction:
Padilla, Ignacio
Author:
Fuentes, Carlos
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, IL
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Lannan Selection
Series Volume:
200120A
Publication Date:
20141231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
373
Dimensions:
8.48x5.52x1.17 in. 1.04 lbs.

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