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Author Fuentes, Carlos.

Title The years with Laura Diaz / Carlos Fuentes ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam
Edition First edition
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  868.044 F9543 A6/A  AVAILABLE
Description 516 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Detroit: 1999 -- Catemaco: 1905 -- Veracruz: 1910 -- San Cayetano: 1915 -- Xalapa: 1920 -- Mexico City: 1922 -- Avenida Sonora: 1928 -- Paseo de la Reforma: 1930 -- The Interoceanic Train: 1932 -- Detroit: 1932 -- Avenida Sonora: 1934 -- Parque de la Lama: 1938 -- Cafe de Paris: 1939 -- Every Place, the Place: 1940 -- Colonia Roma: 1941 -- Chapultepec-Polanco: 1947 -- Lanzarote: 1949 -- Avenida Sonora: 1950 -- Cuernavaca: 1952 -- Tepoztlan: 1954 -- Colonia Roma: 1957 -- Plaza Rio de Janeiro: 1966 -- Tlatelolco: 1968 -- Zona Rosa: 1970 -- Catemaco: 1972 -- Los Angeles: 2000
Summary "The action begins in the state of Veracruz and then moves to Mexico City, tracing a migration during the Revolution and its aftermath that is an important element in Laura Diaz's life as well as in Mexico's history. This young woman, born in 1898, grows into a devoted wife and mother, becomes the lover of great men, and, before her death in 1972, is celebrated as a politically committed artist on whom none of the poignant paradoxes of Mexican life have been lost. Significantly, her life story comes to us thanks to her Chicano great-grandson, inheritor of both her gifts and her paradoxes: the novel opens in Detroit and closes in Los Angeles with him."
"Laura Diaz is a complicated and alluring heroine whose brave honesty and good heart prevail despite her losing a brother and a grandson to the darkest forces of Mexico's turbulent, corrupt politics, and a son to the ravages of a disease that consumes him before his greatness can be fulfilled. Yet in the end she is a happy woman, despite the tragedy and loss, for she has borne witness to and helped to affect her country's life, and she has loved and understood with unflinching honesty."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Kahlo, Frida -- Fiction.
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Feminist fiction
Feminist fiction.
Feminist fiction.
Author Mac Adam, Alfred J., 1941-
LC no. 00037648
ISBN 0374293414