Carlos Fuentes Rank
About Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes was a prominent Mexican diplomat, author, academic, and critic who was renowned for his novels. He was largely regarded as one of Latin America's best authors as well as Mexico's most well-known writers, having won a number of significant honors in literature.
He had a significant impact on the Latin American Boom, a literary movement in the 1960s and 1970s in which writers from the region experimented with new ideas in literature and poetry.
Carlos Fuentes’ famous works
In 1958, he accomplished his ambition by publishing his debut novel, “Where the Air Is Clear,” which became an instant success. He went on to publish many more novels, short tales, and essays such as "Aura", "Instinto de Inez", "Chac Mool", and "Un alma pura" cementing his reputation as one of Latin America's most acclaimed writers.
Carlos Fuentes’ parents, children, spouses and siblings
He had three children called Cecilia Fuentes Macedo, Natasha Fuentes Lemus, and Carlos Fuentes Lemus.
He married Silvia Lemus from 1973 to 2012. Prior to that, this author and Rita Macedo were married between 1959 and 1973.
He was born to Berta Macías and Rafael Fuentes.
He had a sister called Berta Fuentes.
Fuentes was educated at the following places:
- Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award - winner (2006)
- Commander of the Order of Merit of Chile - winner (1993)
In 2001, he was elected as an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Language.
He called himself a "pre-modern" writer who solely used pens, ink, and paper to compose.
Carlos Fuentes Rank
Famous quotes by Carlos Fuentes
I am a morning writer I am writing at eight-thirty in longhand and I keep at it until twelve-thirty, when I go for a swim. Then I come back, have lunch, and read in the afternoon until I take my walk for the next day's writing.Carlos Fuentes
I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination.Carlos Fuentes
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.Carlos Fuentes
I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family.Carlos Fuentes
I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.Carlos Fuentes
Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.Carlos Fuentes
You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican.Carlos Fuentes
F.A.Q. about Carlos Fuentes
When is his birthday?
Carlos Fuentes' birthday is on November 11, 1928.
In how many days is his birthday?
Carlos' birthday is in 174 days
How old was Carlos when he died?
He was 83 years old.
When did he die?
He died in May 15, 2012.
How old would he be today?
Carlos Fuentes would be 93 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Carlos from?
He was born in Panama City, Panama.
Carlos Fuentes' Popularity
Carlos Fuentes was a famous Mexican author, who was born on November 11, 1928. As a person born on this date, Carlos Fuentes is listed in our database as the 65th most popular celebrity for the day (November 11) and the 73rd most popular for the year (1928).
People born on November 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Carlos Fuentes is the 1679th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Carlos Fuentes' birthday, Carlos Fuentes is the 142nd most famous Mexican and ranks 4th in famous people born in Panama City, Panama.
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