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Celebrating the World of Carlos Fuentes

The Work of Mexican Novelist Discussed Feb. 20 at CSUF

Feb. 12, 2013

James Hussar

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What:                   

The life and work of the late Mexican author Carlos Fuentes will be the topic of discussion during a special Feb. 20 celebration at Cal State Fullerton.

Who:                    

Making presentations will be Southland scholars, including James Hussar, CSUF associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Maarten Van Delden, UCLA professor of Mexican studies; and Raymond L. Williams, UC Riverside professor of Spanish.

When:                  

Wednesday, Feb. 20
6-9 p.m.

Where:                 

Cal State Fullerton, McCarthy Hall, Room 513
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Why:                    

Fuentes died last year at the age of 83. The New York Times described him as “one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world” and “Mexico’s elegant public intellectual and grand man of letters, whose panoramic novels captured the complicated essence of his country’s history for readers around the world.”

“Carlos Fuentes was one of the most important Latin American intellectuals of the 20th and 21st centuries, and this event features studies of Fuentes’ work,” said Hussar, event organizer. “This event is open to the public and will be in English, so everyone can attend and participate.”

More Info:           

www.homagetocarlosfuentes.info

Parking:               

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details available online.

Sponsors:             

Cal State Fullerton Modern Languages and Literatures Department, Consulate of Mexico, Sigma Delta Pi, Asociación de Alumnos y Ex-alumnos de Español and Latin American Studies Student Association.

Media Contact:          

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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