Prolific Mexican intellectual, novelist, essayist, and occasional commentator Carlos Fuentes died suddenly May 15, 2012 at the age 83. The author of The Writings of Carlos Fuentes quotes Fuentes as saying that "writing implies an engagement with history, culture and identity." There is no doubt that Carlos Fuentes engaged generations worldwide in truly seeing and contemplating Mexico.
Take a tour of the New York of years ago arm-in-arm with E.B. White. His elegant style beautifully showcases The City that has fascinated so many, a city that is "both changeless and changing," evident in the relevance of this essay even 50 years later.