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The Old Gringo: A Novel (FSG Classics) by [Fuentes, Carlos]
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Length: 206 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From Publishers Weekly

The premise of this fine, short novel is that Ambrose Biercethe American journalist and writer (The Devil's Dictionary who disappeared in Mexico in 1914, did indeed join revolutionary Pancho Villa's forces, as is generally believed. PW noted that creating the story of Bierce's end enables Fuentes to examine "the borders between men and women, dreams and reality, Mexico and the U.S."
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Clues scattered through this brief but intense novel gradually reveal the identity of the title character, an aging American writer who disappeared in revolutionary Mexico in 1913. Fuentes has made clever fictional use of an actual literary mystery, but his more remarkable achievement here is the portrait of the writer as a father figure to an American governess and to a general in Pancho Villa's army, each of whom has been betrayed by a real father. The tempestuous intimacy between governess and general and the complex relationship each has with the old gringo reflect the links and contradictions between Mexican and American cultures. This is a novel to be savored; it deserves more than a single reading. L.M. Lewis, Social Science Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (May 14, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BQMOFY8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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