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VIDEO: A Conversation with Carlos Fuentes
by Anne Bothwell 16 May 2012

Fuentes fans will enjoy this lively KERA interview with the author conducted by Lee Cullum.

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The great Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes died yesterday. The author of The Old Gringo and The Death of Artemio Cruz, among many other novels and stories, is being remembered around the internet today. To those memories, we thought we’d add this 1992 interview Fuentes sat for with Lee Cullum for KERA’s Conversations series.

Vigorous and animated, Fuentes talks about growing up in Washington D.C., connecting with his Mexican roots in a movie theater, realizing how that identity alienated him from his classmates in the U.S., and falling for the Spanish language.  He also touches on Mexico’s culture of Catholicism and obsession with death, and the role of myth and dreams in his work. Enjoy!

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  • Debbie

    I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him once.

  • Debbie

    I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him once.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Debbie, that must have been a great experience. Would love to hear more.

  • abothwell_kera

    Wow, Debbie, that must have been a great experience. Would love to hear more.

  • Yolette

    Thanks, Anne, for retrieving this interview. This morning I recalled this particular “Conversation,” and hoped KERA would resurrect –thanks a million, and of course to Lee Cullum too for doing this!

  • Yolette

    Thanks, Anne, for retrieving this interview. This morning I recalled this particular “Conversation,” and hoped KERA would resurrect –thanks a million, and of course to Lee Cullum too for doing this!