Friday, June 21, 2013

The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes

Set in the early 20th century, this is the story of an aging American writer who ventures south of the border to lose himself in the Mexican Revolution. The novel deals with topics such as death, cultural identity and exchange, and interpersonal relations. Somewhat difficult for me to follow, it seems that this book is written more as art than it is telling a story, for it is somewhat like prose poetry, and with extra time and concentration it might have been more enjoyable.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PQ 7297 .F793 G713 1985 , 2nd Floor, Humanities

Review submitted by Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries

Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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