A Novel Approach to History
As an antidote to our troubled times, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes makes a passionate appeal for literature, which "makes real what history forgot."
The source: “In Praise of the Novel” by Carlos Fuentes, in Critical Inquiry,
What the world needs now is novels. Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes—himself the author of numerous works of fiction—points to the impact of Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quixote de la Mancha when it appeared in 1605, in an age in which Cervantes’s native Spain was an aging empire on...