Los años con Laura Díaz Review Ö 102

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Los años con Laura Díaz Review Ö 102 È ❴Reading❵ ➶ Los años con Laura Díaz Author Carlos Fuentes – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Laura Diaz is a passionate character intimately connected to many historical events Through her story Fuentes writes the journal of the Mexican twentieth century supporting his novel with Laura Diaz is a passionate character con Laura ePUB #9734 intimately connected to many historical events T. I enjoyed the range of history and the historical figures but I felt no sympathy or empathy with or for Laura The characters are like cardboard cutouts whose role is to show history and to philosophise at times tediouslyI'm pleased I read it but I had to skim pages and kept checking how many pages I HAD to go before I got to the end An interesting ride through various revolutions and oppressions

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Hrough her Los años PDFEPUB or story Fuentes writes the journal of the Mexican twentieth century supporti. Laura Diaz' story is told through a series of vignettes many of which Fuentes has modeled on the experiences of members of his own family descendants of German immigrants from the region of Veracruz and her experiences illustrate the artistic and political movements that shaped 20th century Mexico In an English television interview Fuentes characterizes the book as a sort of female The Death of Artemio Cruz but it struck me as much broader in scope besides the Mexican revolution and economic development of the 1940's and 50's Laura shelters the refugees from the Spanish Civil War and the McCarthy hearings in the United States but also intentionally less psychologically realistic and narratively interesting That is why it took so long to reach her grandfather's bedroom Reaching the dying man's bed reuired her to touch each and every one of the days of his existence to remember imagine perhaps invent what never happened and even what wasn't imaginable and to do so by the mere presence of a beloved being who represented everything that wasn't that was that could be and that never could take place p 82

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Los años con Laura DíazNg his novel with facts años con Laura Kindle #209 and characters that define the shape of today's Mexico. Reading this book almost twenty years after it was originally published offered me a refresher course in Mexican political and cultural history Carlos Fuentes took on the daunting task of seeing the world through the eyes of a female protagonist That he succeeded so well says something about his stature as one of Latin America's leading novelists Given today's focus on the issues of feminism and immigration THE YEARS WITH LAURA DIAZ sheds light on the decades when both were emerging as central aspects of national and personal identity in Western Europe and the Western Hemisphere Above all we see how European immigration the Spanish Civil War and the Holocaust in particular contributed to changes within Mexico and the United States Carlos Fuentes offers a panoramic view of world shaping events while intimately suggesting how individuals experienced them