By: Rachel Slaiman
Everyone knows the classics and the well-known authors either by name, their book or they recognize them instantly on social media. However, some readers like to explore the not-so-famous or well-known authors simply to find a new author to add to their bookshelf. Here are two authors whose works were big back then and may still be big today to some readers. Whichever way is suitable to you, add these authors to your summer, fall or spring reading lists to enjoy.
The late Carlos Fuentes, passing of respiratory failure, was no doubt well- known in Latin American novel writing. A sample list of his books and brief descriptions follow:
(1962) The Death of Artemio Cruz is a novel about modern Mexico.
(1975) Terra Nostra is about the history of Spain and South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations.
(1985) Old Gringo is a philosophical tale about the time of Pancho Villa and the Revolution in Mexico.
(July 2012) Vlad is about exploring the question, “are vampires true or are they just in your imagination?”
(August 2012) Federico on the Balcony is a memoir about different characters that portray and his influence in his life and work.
Chilean author, columnist, and university professor, the character Cayetano Bule, a detective, has since been in five of Ampuero novels. His novels include (1999) Nuestros Anos Verde Olivo, 2003 best seller Los Amanes de Estocolmo, and (2006) Pasiones Griegas. In addition, he has been published in Latin America and Spain. Further, the novels have been translated into German, French, Italian, Chinese, Swedish, Portuguese, Greek and Croation.
No doubt there is talent among these writers and the amount of novels each of these men has written is impressive. Rediscovering authors can be inspiring and bring back memories or even become a new author for the bookshelf. The key here is to keep reading and discovering new authors all the time.
Author Spotlight: Carlos Fuentes and Roberto Ampuero
By: Rachel Slaiman