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Carlos Fuentes

"La Calavera Catrina" by Jose Posada. To celebrate Mexico?s Day of the Dead (November 1 and 2 are All Saints? and All Souls? Day, respectively), we?re turning to ?Chac-Mool,? a terrifying story by Carlos Fuentes found in the collection Sun, Stone, and Shadows . ?Chac-Mool? chronicles the final,...
Washington, DC A Chac Mool at the Great Temple of Mexico City. Photo by Adriel A. Macedo Arroyo . In honor of Halloween and the Mexican El Dia de la Muerte (Day of the Dead), we?re celebrating Carlos Fuentes?s spooky story, ?Chac-Mool." About two years ago, in collaboration with the NEA, the Fondo...
Washington, DC July 8, 2010 "Read More Books" by Tom T from Flickr Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 75 organizations that will receive grants for Big Read projects over the coming year . We look forward to seeing how communities tackle old favorites, such as To Kill at...
Yucateca weaving in Merida, Mexico, by Lucy Nieto from Flickr Carlos Fuentes is one of the Mexican writers featured in the Big Read anthology Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories . The son of a diplomat, Fuentes himself served a two-year term as the Mexican Ambassador to France,...