Harvard Club of San Francisco Reading Group: The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes
San Francisco (location will be sent on the Friday, May 20 to those who RSVP)
Free, but RSVP required
Sunday, May 22
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Widely regarded as a seminal work of modern Spanish American literature, The Death of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.
As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz's heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death.
Read the book then bring your thoughts and perspective to a lively discussion.
Registration required by May 19.
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