The Old Gringo

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  • Title: The Old Gringo
  • Author: Carlos Fuentes Margaret Sayers Peden
  • ISBN: 9780374530525
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
The Old Gringo

Free Download The Old Gringo - by Carlos Fuentes Margaret Sayers Peden, The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes Margaret Sayers Peden, The Old Gringo One of Carlos Fuentes s 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 Villa s soldiers particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo In the end the incompatibility of the two countries or paradoxically their intimacy claims both men One of Carlos Free Download The Old Gringo - by Carlos Fuentes Margaret Sayers Peden - The Old Gringo, The Old Gringo One of Carlos Fuentes s 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 Vi

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  • Carlos Fuentes Margaret Sayers Peden

    Carlos Fuentes Mac as was a Mexican writer and one of the best known novelists and essayists of the 20th century in the Spanish speaking world Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama his parents were Mexican Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhood he lived in Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago and Buenos Aires In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until 1965 He was married to film star Rita Macedo from 1959 till 1973, although he was an habitual philanderer and allegedly, his affairs which he claimed include film actresses such as Jeanne Moreau and Jean Seberg brought her to despair The couple ended their relationship amid scandal when Fuentes eloped with a very pregnant and then unknown journalist named Silvia Lemus They were eventually married Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in 1965 and served in London, Paris as ambassador , and other capitals In 1978 he resigned as ambassador to France in protest over the appointment of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, former president of Mexico, as ambassador to Spain He also taught courses at Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Penn, George Mason, Columbia and Cambridge Carlos Fuentes Mac as fue un escritor mexicano y uno de los novelistas y ensayistas m s conocidos en el mundo de habla espa ola Fuentes influy en la literatura contempor nea de Am rica Latina, y sus obras han sido ampliamente traducidas al ingl s y otros idiomas Fuentes naci en la ciudad de Panam , Panam , sus padres eran mexicanos Debido a su padre era un diplom tico, durante su infancia vivi en Montevideo, R o de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago y Buenos Aires En su adolescencia regres a M xico, donde vivi hasta 1965 Estuvo casado con la estrella de cine Rita Macedo de 1959 hasta 1973, aunque era un mujeriego habitual y, al parecer, sus asuntos que se ha cobrado incluyen actrices como Jeanne Moreau y Jean Seberg, su llevados a la desesperaci n La pareja termin su relaci n en medio del esc ndalo, cuando Fuentes se fug con un periodista muy embarazada y entonces desconocido de nombre Silvia Lemus Se casaron finalmente Siguiendo los pasos de sus padres, tambi n se convirti en un diplom tico en 1965 y sirvi en Londres, Par s como embajador , y otras capitales En 1978 renunci al cargo de embajador en Francia en protesta por el nombramiento de Gustavo D az Ordaz, ex presidente de M xico, como embajador en Espa a.



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  • Highly oneiric Revolutionary Mexico Swift jumps from conciousness to conciousness, yet with the purpose of generating a coherent narrative The language is spritely, sullen, erotic by turns The old gringo, American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce, is a bitter man come to Mexico seeking death at the hands of the revolution He meets the younger rebel General Tomas Arroyo whose innate machismo turns his relationship with the old gringo into a Game of Manhood A game only the general seems to be [...]



  • Gringo Viejo The old gringo, Carlos FuentesThe Old Gringo Spanish Gringo Viejo is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, first published in 1985 2002 1378 212 9645625785 1393 186 9789642091676 20 1985 1913 71




  • Such a simple plot the old man goes to Mexico to die in the Revolution All he wants is a dignified death But of course, there is a woman involved, and a Mexican general This is a short book but it may as well have been War and Peace based on how long it took me to read it, maybe because it s written like poetry than prose, forcing me to slow down, re read, savor the language and question its meaning There are themes here than I can probably even recognize Death, life, love, national borders, w [...]


  • Read in Spanish, the English translation being The Old Gringo.A bit of historical background might be useful here Ambrose Bierce 1842 1914 was a well known American journalist, essayist, and editorial writer who traveled to Mexico in 1913 during the Mexican Revolution He was rud to have joined the rebel forces of Pancho Villa and was never heard from again Countless theories of his ultimate fate have been propounded over that past century Carlos Fuentes used Bierce s character never named, alway [...]


  • yazantasurinchi.Terra Nostra y okuma giri imimdeki ilk durak, Fuentes i tan mak i in, Koca Gringo ydu Fuentes ok etkilendi ini s yledi i ger ek bir olaydan, Amerikan Sava na kat l p elli y l sonra Meksika devriminde len bir gazeteci ve yazar, yola km , iki kurgusal yan asl nda onlar da ana karakter yaratarak gizemli kalan b lgeleri kendi hayalg c yle doldurmu biri annesine tecav z edilmesiyle d nyaya gelmi Meksikal devrim generali , di eri onu terkeden babas n asla affetmeyen Amerikal bir retmen [...]


  • This is not a bad book That being said, after reading Fuentes s Crystal Frontier and being powerfully moved, The Old Gringo fell a bit short I was excited to read this modern classic, especially as it was inspired by the mysterious disappearance of Ambrose Bierce, an author whose life and work I find compelling While the hypothetical circumstances and characters Fuentes creates are believable, and there is some great symbolism here particularly his comparison of the United States and Mexico to t [...]


  • In the end I came sort of round to the book, but lots of impediments to the liking Fuentes must have read all of Faulkner, then thought so this is how one writes.Too many convolutions, paradoxes, contradictions, enigmas, etc of primal, mythic, esoteric etc essence for me And unfortunately not Faulkner s skill at making you feel like you really are peering into the heart of something very dark and mysterious, something which you really need and want to know about but never will.I think Fuentes sh [...]


  • An utter waste of my time, except for one passage rhaps this man had been able to do what no one was supposed to he had come home again, he was trying to relive one of the oldest myths of mankind, the return to the lar, the earth, the warm home of our origins.That cannot be done, she told herself, and not only because very likely the place won t be there any Even if it were, though, nothing could ever be the same people age, things break down, feelings change You can never go home again, even to [...]


  • Old Gringo was agony for me to read Carlos Fuentes came to Houston a few weeks back and I drove in to see him He was pretty much as I d expected An achingly handsome eighty year old man who writes poetic novels And who sees life as experienced mainly through his manly body parts This may work for his male readers This may work for the parts of Old Gringo told from the point of view of his male characters like Pancho Villa and one of Villa s generals and even Ambrose Bierce But it did not work fo [...]


  • I have long held a sense of admiration for Ambrose Bierce, in part for him as a writer, and also because he went to Mexico during its revolution, ultimately disappearing without a trace Fuentes novel gives a wonderful romanticism of his disappearance and death that is moving and realistic Who knows in what way Bierce died, but I would like to think it happened something like this.




  • Las fronteras no son s lo geogr ficas tambi n quiebran el espacio interior de cada ser humano en un vitreaux irreparable Algunas est n hechas de miedo e impiden a las personas realizar sus deseos m s ocultos Otras, todas de soberbia, obstaculizan la apertura hacia los dem s En cualquier caso, todos los personajes de Gringo Viejo, la novela que hizo a Carlos Fuentes famoso en USA, tienen el coraje suficiente para cruzar estos l mites autoinfligidos Lo parad jico es que ninguno es m s feliz o se s [...]


  • During the Mexican Revolution, a seventy one year old American journalist comes to Mexico, seeking death He wants to join Pancho Villa and his men he ends up joining the tormented Tomas Arroyo, who, while fighting for Villa, is also very specifically out to avenge his lost childhood as the illegitimate child born of a woman raped by her wealthy master Thrown in with the old gringo and Arroyo is Harriet Winslow, a thirty one year old American woman who s come to Mexico in search of life as a teac [...]






  • An occasionally entertaining blend of poetically charged dream biography , and incoherent babbling I would recommend not reading The Old Gringo if you want to know something about Ambrose Bierce though in all fairness, you should probably never read a novel to teach yourself history Anyway, it was not Fuentes intention to be historically specific The life and disappearance of his subject is a very difficult obstacle for any novelist, and instead of focusing our attention on the broad range of hi [...]


  • The Old Gringo by Carlos FuentesThere have been some good, if not great expectations about this book I have read that Carlos Fuentes is the greatest writer of Mexico.And I have a soft spot for Mexico it may be the movies and the TV series like Viva Zapata, No Country for Old Men, As Perros, The Mexican, Babel, Breaking Bad and many others that take place in Mexico, have Mexican characters or just stumble across the border.The border between Mexico and the United States is another reason to think [...]


  • I m not really sure what to conclude about The Old Gringo, by Carlos Fuentes The man clearly knows how to think and to write It s just that I had enormous pains to follow a lot of his logic or syntax or punctuation or pronominal reference when he or the translator even bothered with pronouns and to decide who was talking or at least thinking.It s always difficult possibly unfair to judge a book by its translation Perhaps I ll simply quote what I believe to be the summary paragraph in the book an [...]



  • Even though this novel came to me as a highly recommended modern classic, I didn t appreciate it that much This may have to do with me my state of mind, however, than the book itself The novel is a highly atmospheric portrait of Northern Mexico in 1914 at the time of the Revolution The prose is dense circular Two gringos, a 71 year old man purportedly the journalist Ambrose Bierce 31 year old woman, Harriet Winslow, cross the U.S Mexico border for differing reasons the Old Gringo has come to Me [...]


  • Fuentes weaves a tightly knit tale about the mysterious final days of American writer Ambrose Bierce, who disappeared into Mexico during the Mexican Revolution The characters are extremely well wrought Bierce referred to only as the Old Gringo throughout the novel is a tough minded but disenchanted victim of a life of tragedy Harriet Winslow is a tough minded American schoolteacher facing abandonment issues and Tomas Arroyo is a swaggering icon of one of Pancho Villa s self declared Generals The [...]


  • It is a complex novel that intertwines psychology, mythology, and political events to examine the culture of modern Mexico At the core of the story is the disappearance of Ambrose Bierce, an American newspaperman and short story writer Bierce, who is most remembered for his brutally sardonic parody The Devil s Dictionary and the often anthologized short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, left his job and home in 1913 at age seventy one and disappeared, never to be heard from again Speculat [...]


  • Fuentes The Old Gringo picks up on the mysterious disappearance of the American writer Ambrose Bierce after he crossed the border into Mexico in late 1913, just when the Mexican Revolution was in full force Fuentes imagines Bierce joining up with a group of revolutionaries connected to Pancho Villa and eventually finding the death that he so earnestly sought no spoiler alert needed here since his death is signalled from virtually the novel s first page But before that death, Bierce, now seventy [...]


  • This author just passes away and NPR gave him quite the send off, so when I stumbled across this book in the library I thought I would give it a try Set in revolutionary Mexico, where an old gringo, a Civil War veteran and former Hearst reporter, has gone in the hope of being killed in some glorious action, instead of dying a slow death of old age I don t read much literature and this book unfortunately had all the characteristics that I don t like in literature It jumps around without clearly i [...]


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