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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
A
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.
N
Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.
K
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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