Author : Fuentes, Carlos.
Title : Aura.(Translated by Lysander Kemp).
Language : Text in English
Publisher : NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. First American Edition, Stated. 1965
Pages : 74 pages
Size : 8" X 5"
Binding : Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed)
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, ex-libray copy with ink stamps)
The book : Aura is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, first published in 1962 in Mexico. The first English translation by Lysander Kemp, was published in 1965 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Felipe Montero is a young historian looking at the newspaper one day when he sees a job posting that catches his eye. The posting calls for a French-speaker, youthful, passionate about history, able to perform secretarial duties, and who would be a live-in assistant to help organize and finish the memories of her deceased husband, General Llorante.
The author : Carlos Fuentes Macías (November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Aura (1962), The Old Gringo (1985) and Christopher Unborn (1987). In his obituary, the New York Times described him as "one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world" and an important influence on the Latin American Boom, the "explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s", while The Guardian called him "Mexico's most celebrated novelist". His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico's highest award, the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. He was often named as a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, though he never won.