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War of the End of the World

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ISBN-10: 8466320148

ISBN-13: 9788466320146

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mario Vargas Llosa

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Deep within the remote backlands of 19th century Brazil sits Canudos, a libertarian's paradise. Home of prostitutes, bandits, and beggars, Canudos embodies the revolutionary spirit in its purest and most apocalyptic form. In one of his most brilliant and tragic novels, Mario Vargas Llosa creates an unforgettable tale of passion, idealism, adventure, and man's struggle to be free. It is an exhaustively documented account of a historical event and a fundamental book in 20th century literature.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Suma de Letras, S.L.
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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…