Sables y Utopï¿½as Visiones de Amï¿½rica Latina
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Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
The essays in this volume were selected to shed light on Vargas Llosa's liberal postulates, his stance on the Latin-American reality, the hopes and threats he anticipates for the continent, and his ideas and commitments. In addition to portraying the author's intellectual trajectory, this is an analysis of the most important events to mark the recent history of Latin America.
Vargas Llosa, who received his doctorate from the University of Madrid and has lived in London and Paris, now resides in Peru. In addition to novels, he has also written extensively on the modern novel, especially the works of Garcia Marquez and Flaubert, and recently premiered two successful plays. Vargas Llosa's first novel, The City and the Dogs (The Time of the Hero), (1966), brought both scandal and fame to its author. A thousand copies were ceremoniously burned in Peru, where Vargas Llosa was denounced as an enemy of the state, but the novel was published in Spain to high critical acclaim. The Green House (1968), based on memories of experiences in the jungle, contains five More...
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