Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Carlos Fuentes, 1928-2012

by Edd Doerr

The death of Carlos Fuentes on May 15 is an enormous loss to the worlds of literature, politics and social justice. If anyone merited a Nobel prize, Fuentes certainly did. His huge literary output is mostly available in English, but his writing in Spanish ranks with that of Cervantes and the other greats.

Years ago I trekked from Silver Spring to George Mason University in Virginia for 14 weeks to hear Fuentes lecture before huge audiences in a large auditorium. It was well worth the long drive.

Adios, amigo, que descanses en paz.

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