Where the Air is Clear - Carlos Fuentes 1960 - Ivan Obolensky, New York - First Edition in English ‘This is the most ambitious and skillful novel to come out of Mexico in a long time, and, at all odds, the most ‘modern.’ It’s the most readable, too.’
– The New York Times

‘My name is Ixca Cienfuegos. I was born and I live in Mexico City. Which is not so grave: in Mexico City there is never tragedy but only outrage.’

A bright first edition of Fuentes’ debut novel, an unsparing portrait of Mexico City, and overlaying Mexican myths onto contemporary settings. Through a multitude of characters – ambitious self-made millionaires, artists and intellectuals, denizens of the twilight world, displaced aristocrats, and the oppressed workers desperately clinging to the promise of a lottery ticket – Fuentes creates a Mexico torn between its allegiance to the Revolution and the promise of a new liberalism.
  Translated in English by Sam Hileman.

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including
Aura, The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and Terra Nostra, and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honour. Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City in 2012.

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  Condition: Near fine, faint spotting to edges, small bookseller’s sticker to lower rear pastedown, in near fine unclipped dust jacket, hint of wear to spine ends, slight fading to upper half of spine, tiny spot of rubbing to front panel.   Ref: 107081   Price: HK$ 1,000