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Carlos Fuentes
(1928-2012) born on
Nov 11
Mexican novelist, playwright, critic, diplomat. His experimental novels won him an international literary reputation; writings include "Our Land," 1974 and "Change of Skin," 1968.
If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.

What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.
By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: Times (London, 23 Feb. 1990).
R: In "Time," 16 Jun 86
A: Quoted in: International Herald Tribune (Paris, 5 Nov. 1991).
N: In "The Book of Positive Quotations," by John Cook, 1997.
K: Guardian (London, 24 Feb. 1989).

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