Carlos Fuentes, 1928-2012

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Carlos Fuentes has died at 83. Here’s an extensive 1981 conversation between the Paris Review and the author.

“I think all writers live off of obsessions. Some of these come from history, others are purely individual, and still others belong to the realm of the purely obsessive, which is the most universal thing a writer has in his soul. My obsessions are in all my books: they have to do with fear.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →