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Carlos Fuentes: Save America's Treasures Selection

Fiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 20120928

In this 1994 interview by former New Letters on the Air host, Rebekah Presson, the late Carlos Fuentes talks about his collection of five novellas, The Orange TreeHe gives insight into historical stories, such as Columbus arriving in the New World or his imagined meeting between Cortes and Montezuma. Fuentes discusses the importance of history in his work and what it means to be called upon to be a spokesman for Mexico.

| Subject Matter: Mexico, History, Culture | Interview Year: 1994 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Four Freedoms Award for Freedom of Speech and Expression, Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Language, Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences |

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