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Terra Nostra | [Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden (translator), Jorge Volpi (introduction), Milan Kundera (afterword)]

Terra Nostra

One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations. Fuentes skillfully blends a wide range of literary forms, stories within stories, Mexican and Spanish myth, and famous literary characters in this novel that is both a historical epic and an apocalyptic vision of modern times. Terra Nostra is that most ambitious and rare of creations - a total work of art.
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One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations. Fuentes skillfully blends a wide range of literary forms, stories within stories, Mexican and Spanish myth, and famous literary characters in this novel that is both a historical epic and an apocalyptic vision of modern times. Terra Nostra is that most ambitious and rare of creations - a total work of art.

©1976 Translation copyright 1976 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc., Originally published in Spanish, copyright 1975 by Editorial Joaquin Mortiz, S.A., Mexico, Afterword 1983 by Milan Kundera (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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