Carlos Fuentes | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Kerrigan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Carlos Fuentes.
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Critical Essay by Michael Kerrigan

SOURCE: "In Realms of Gold," in Times Literary Supplement, No. 4758, June 10, 1994, p. 23.

In the following review of The Orange Tree, Kerrigan comments on Fuentes 's innovative treatment of time and the author's attempt to "reanimate history" in the collection.

Carlos Fuentes established his international reputation over three decades ago, with The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962). That novel goes in search of the identity of a protagonist who is modern down to his Volvo, and Mexican down to the parasites in his gut, but the quest ends up taking in a past of conquest and revolution, and looks far beyond Cruz's native Veraeruz to the shores of the Mediterranean. Like the stars Cruz sees overhead—"only the ghost of the light that began its journey countless years ago, countless centuries"&#x...

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