This is not the best news to come to on a Wednesday morning…
Carlos Fuentes, one of the best known Mexican novelists of the Boom, died at the age of 83 – http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2012/05/16/
While his political views might be somewhat questionable (after all, he was Luis Echeverría’s staunch supporter), his literary talent is self-evident. You might not like ‘La muerte de Artemio Cruz’ but you can’t help recognizing its value.
So tonight, instead of marking or writing, I’ll read. And you should, too. And I’ll look forward to tomorrow when we cross the river on horses.