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4.0 out of 5 stars Student Overview of The Death of Artemio Cruz, 18 Feb 1999
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This review is from: La Muerte De Artemio Cruz (Penguin Ediciones) (Paperback)
Artemio Cruz, on his deathbead, passes through the events of his life in this Fuentes masterpiece. The novel is narrated in the first, second and third person, symbolic of the character's ego, id and superego. Cruz explores the deaths that spared him. His lack of courage and personal sacrafice, ironically, bring Cruz to fortune and fame. He leaves battle only to be heralded as a war hero. He escapes execution. Through deception, Artemio Curz earns permission to marry the sister of the man killed in his place. The language of the novel is rich and varied. The reader enters into the morphine-induced train of consciousness of Cruz, finds deathbed observations laced with old memories and jumps through the life of Cruz. La Muerte de Artemio Cruz is a novel of self--judgement. Before dying, Cruz examines the value of his existance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars it's a gripping book and well worth the effort but it would be nice to see these faults corrected, 3 July 2014
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Unfortunately the Kindle edition is full of errors, presumably because it was created by scanning text and using word recognition software - words with "rr" frequently appear written with "n" instead. Tierra becomes tiena; hierro, hieno; terraza, tenaza; cerró, cenó and so on. There are so many of these that you become used to performing this additional "translation". That said, it's a gripping book and well worth the effort but it would be nice to see these faults corrected.
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La Muerte De Artemio Cruz (Penguin Ediciones) by Carlos Fuentes (Paperback - 29 Feb 1996)
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