The Old Gringo is a 1985 novel by Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes. In this novel, the author describes both the Mexican Revolution and the life of a journalist. The novel is not devoid of mystifications that can turn the reader's mind upside down. What drives people in the pursuit of freedom? What role does a person play in important historical events? And how come that the death topic affects each of us? Fuentes seeks to address all of these questions in this text.