Carlos Fuentes | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Paul Theroux

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Carlos Fuentes.
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Critical Review by Paul Theroux

SOURCE: "An Affair She Seems Not to Have Remembered," in New York Times Book Review, October 22, 1995, p. 12.

In the following review, Theroux responds negatively to Diana: The Goddess Who Hunts Alone.

Sexual postures can look so funny and vulnerable that the very notion of the distinguished author of this inch-from-the-truth novel, Carlos Fuentes—the Mexican Ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977, winner of the Biblioteca Breve Prize, the Romulo Gallegos Prize and the Miguel de Cervantes Prize—engaged in buccal coition with an American actress in a hotel in Mexico City is irresistible to the point where it is almost possible to overlook the book's excesses and delusions. That Diana: The Goddess Who Hunts Alone also seems a seedy form of self-parody is one of the crueler wounds the author inflicts on himself, but this is a risk...

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