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Aura

By Carlos Fuentes

Edited by Peter Standish

Aura

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8183-5
  • Pages: 53
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £6.99
  • Published Date: October 2009
  • BIC Category: Literature, Relating to Latin / Hispanic American people, Literature: history & criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American, Literature & literary studies / Literature: history & criticism, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • Series: Durham Modern Languages Series

Description

Since its publication in 1962, Carlos Fuentes' novel, Aura, remains not merely an object of academic interest but a continuous source of controversy in Mexico. It was the explosive combination of sex and religion that incensed the Ministro de Hacienda, Salvador Abascal, and linked Aura to the recent polemical Mexican film El crimen del Padre Amaro. Aura is preoccupied with the place and persistence of the sacred in modern Mexico rather than simply the secret abuses of institutional Catholicism. This critical edition of the work is accompanied by an introduction and notes on the text.

Editor

Peter Standish is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, East Carolina University

Contents

Preface
Biographical note
Introduction
Notes to the introduction
Aura
Notes to the text
Biliography

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