The Campaign

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HarperPerennial, 1992 - Fiction - 246 pages
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Fuentes's latest masterpiece is a "superbly imagined" (Washington Post) story depicting one man's public and personal campaign of redemption. The adventures of the idealistic, revolutionary son of a wealthy Argentine rancher take him through the struggles and contradictions that have plagued and ultimately shaped Spanish America.

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THE CAMPAIGN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

With this first volume of a projected trilogy about 19th-century revolutionary Spanish America, the prolific Fuentes (Constancia, 1990; Christopher Unborn, 1989; etc.) offers a baggy, robust tale ... Read full review

The campaign

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"On the night of May 24, 1810, my friend Baltasar Bustos entered the bedroom of the Marquise de Cabra . . . and kidnapped her newborn child. In its place, he put a black baby, the child of a ... Read full review

Contents

The Rio de la Plata
3
The Pampa
29
El Dorado
65
Copyright

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Carlos Fuentes was born in 1928. He attended the National University of Mexico and did graduate work at the Institute des Hautes Etudes in Switzerland. In addition to writing, Fuentes has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown. He has also served as the ambassador of Mexico to France. Primarily known as a novelist, Fuentes has also written essays and screenplays. His interest in the history of his country is a central theme in his novels. These include The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo, which was later adapted as a film, and Terra Nostra. Terra Nostra won Fuentes the Romulo Gallegos Prize in Venezuela. Fuentes was also awarded the Cervantes Prize from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

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