“You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.”
― Carlos Fuentes
“Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s elegant public intellectual and grand man of letters, whose panoramic novels captured the complicated essence of his country’s history for readers around the world, died on Tuesday in Mexico City. He was 83.” — New York Times
This portrait went with a story written after he had published, ”El Espejo Enterrado” (The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World).