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Carlos Fuentes

Date de naissance: 11. novembre 1928
Date de décès: 15. mai 2012

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Carlos Fuentes Macías, né à Panama le 11 novembre 1928 et mort le 15 mai 2012 à Mexico, est un écrivain et essayiste mexicain.

Citations Carlos Fuentes

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„Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre.“

— Carlos Fuentes
"How I Started to Write", in Rick Simonson and Scott Walker (eds.) The Graywolf Annual Five: Multi-Cultural Literacy (St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 1988); cited from Myself With Others (London: Pan, 1989) p. 27.

„The North American world blinds us with its energy; we cannot see ourselves, we must see you.“

— Carlos Fuentes
"How I Started to Write", in Rick Simonson and Scott Walker (eds.) The Graywolf Annual Five: Multi-Cultural Literacy (St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 1988); cited from Myself With Others (London: Pan, 1989) p. 5.

„No government functions without the grease of corruption.“

— Carlos Fuentes
La Silla del Águila (The Eagle's Throne) (2003)

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„Describing Hugo Chavez“

— Carlos Fuentes
Quoted in The Economist, 19 May 2012, p. 90

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„[The Mexican revolution] was a break with the past to recover the past. We were trying to deny we had an Indian and a black and a Spanish past. The Mexican Revolution accepted all heritages. It allowed Mexico to be mestizo.“

— Carlos Fuentes
Quoted in Anne-Marie O'Connor, [http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-fuentes-profile-2006,0,4464743.story "Novelist Carlos Fuentes confronts mortality and his country's future",] Los Angeles Times, 26 April 2006

„Can you imagine me coming to this country to blow up a post office? I told them, "My bombs are my books."“

— Carlos Fuentes
About being denied a visa to the United States in the early 1960s after he praised the Cuban Revolution; as quoted by Anne-Marie O'Connor, [http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-fuentes-profile-2006,0,4464743.story "Novelist Carlos Fuentes confronts mortality and his country's future",] Los Angeles Times, 26 April 2006

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