Carlos Fuentes, La muerte de Artemio Cruz [The Death of Artemio Cruz]

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La muerte de Artemio Cruz (trans. as The Death of Artemio Cruz) is the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes’ most acclaimed novel to date. Alongside Julio Cortázar (Argentina), Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru) and Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia), Fuentes formed part of the so-called “Big Four” of the Latin American “Boom” in novelistic writing that roughly spanned the period from the beginning of the sixties to the mid-seventies and that was the culmination of the gradual rise of the “New Narrative” since the forties and fifties. Stylistically, the New Narrative sought to break with traditional omniscient third-person realism, challenged the notion that the external world was easily comprehensible, valued innovation …

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Citation: Oloff, Kerstin. "La muerte de Artemio Cruz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 May 2011 [, accessed 02 April 2023.]

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