The Old Gringo

The Old Gringo

Book - 1985 | 1st ed
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In The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes brings the Mexico of 1916 uncannily to life. This novel is wise book, full of toughness and humanity and is without question one of the finest works of modern Latin American fiction.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c1985
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374225780
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 199 p. ; 21 cm

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Feb 07, 2014

"The old gringo came to Mexico to die." The old gringo is American author Ambrose Bierce, best known for his Civil War stories and "The Devil's Dictionary." In 1913, he left for Mexico and was never seen again. Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes's imagines what happened to Bierce during his Mexico period, where he gets mixed up in the Revolution and with an American woman living down there. Pancho Villa has a cameo. You'll definitely appreciate this more if you're familiar with Bierce's writing. Later made into a film with Gregory Peck as Bierce.


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