Vlad by Carlos Fuentes audiobook

Vlad

By Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Alejandro Branger and E. Shaskan Bumas
Read by Robert Fass

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2.68 Hours Unabridged
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“Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic crueltywas an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead. More than a postmodern riff on thevampire craze, Vlad is also an anatomyof the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing withdeath. For—as in Dracula—Vladhas need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his newkingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asuncion fit the bill nicely. Havingrecently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remainingchild live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class lifeenough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

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“Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic crueltywas an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead. More than a postmodern riff on thevampire craze, Vlad is also an anatomyof the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing withdeath.

For—as in Dracula—Vladhas need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his newkingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asuncion fit the bill nicely. Havingrecently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remainingchild live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class lifeenough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

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Author Bio: Carlos Fuentes

Author Bio: Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of twenty-four novels as well as numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. He was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 2.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English