Campus Book Discussion

September 2, 2014
The Death of Artemio Cruz book cover

Campus Book Discussion on The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

In conjunction with the campus lecture series on Mexico, the library will be hosting a 3 week book discussion.  Following his death in 2012, the New York Times called Fuentes “one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world.”  Although he never won, Fuentes was often named as a likely Nobel Prize in Literature candidate.  In The Death of Artemio Cruz, Fuentes tells the story of modern Mexico through the eyes of a wealthy and powerful Mexican figure on his deathbed.  Discussions will be facilitated by English professor, Dr. Anne Widmayer.

 Limited copies of the book are available for check-out in the library. The book club will meet for three consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8 and 15th in room 101 at 5:00 p.m.  Participants are welcome to bring along a bag supper.