By Carlos Fuentes
Obra inédita de Carlos Fuentes en los angeles que retrata los diferentes personajes a los que conoció y que influyeron en su vida.
Esta obra reúne un conjunto de semblanzas donde el autor narra, recuerda y hace recuentos de hechos, anécdotas, enseñanzas y peripecias vividas con, por o en torno a personas que han sido importantes en su vida; sus compañeros de travesía. El tono es íntimo, emotivo pero no sentimental, reflexivo y apasionado a los angeles vez por obra y gracia de una prosa inconfundible e impecable. Todas las personas reunidas en este volumen son relevantes en el landscape cultural de México y del mundo, y ese rasgo también las une. Entre las personas que moran en este volumen están Alfonso Reyes, Luis Buñuel, François Mitterrand, André Malraux, Fernando Benítez, Susan Sontag, Pablo Neruda, Julio Cortázar, Ignacio Chávez y Lázaro Cárdenas.
La crítica ha dicho:
«Éste es un libro crucial para quienes entiendan l. a. cultura literaria como iluminación. Una de las últimas lecciones de un maestro indiscutible.
Joaquín Marco. El Cultural de El Mundo
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Fortunately, a shipboard acquaintance, Mr. M. Cormic of Charleston, befriended and assisted him. Because ships sailing from Venezuela’s port at La Guaira did not call at Charleston, Bolívar did not stay long. He recovered and traveled north to Philadelphia to await money from Caracas. He then visited Washington, New York, and Boston before sailing home to Caracas, where he arrived June . ” Although he carried that inspiring vision of liberty with him to the end of his life, he found it impossible to realize in his native land.
Don Juan received him coldly. Meanwhile, the French oﬃcers spread news of the abdication of Charles and Ferdinand at a popular Caracas coﬀeehouse. They proclaimed Joseph Bonaparte to be king of Spain and the Indies, news that spread quickly through the city. The English captain, who dined at another inn, told a very diﬀerent story. He informed those present that Ferdinand and his parents were prisoners of Napoleon and that the Spanish people had risen up against their French occupiers. Those who heard this news also spread it far and wide.
That which seemed great to me was the universal acclaim and the interest which the person of Napoleon inspired. I confess this made me think of my country’s enslavement, and of the glory that would cover the man who liberated her. The multitude of distinguished foreigners that witnessed the coronation began to depart Paris in March . Many headed to Milan when Napoleon crowned himself king of Italy. Bolívar, Fernando del Toro, and Rodríguez left Paris by stagecoach in April .
Personas by Carlos Fuentes