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  • Series: Narrativa (Punto de Lectura) (Book 730014)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Punto de Lectura (December 10, 2010)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8466320040
  • ISBN-13: 978-8466320047
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1936. In 1958 he earned a scholarship to study in Madrid, and later he lived in Paris. His first story collection, The Cubs and Other Stories, was published in 1959. Vargas Llosa's reputation grew with the publication in 1963 of The Time of the Hero, a controversial novel about the politics of his country. The Peruvian military burned a thousand copies of the book. He continued to live abroad until 1980, returning to Lima just before the restoration of democratic rule.

A man of politics as well as literature, Vargas Llosa served as president of PEN International from 1977 to 1979, and headed the government commission to investigate the massacre of eight journalists in the Peruvian Andes in 1983.

Vargas Llosa has produced critical studies of García Márquez, Flaubert, Sartre, and Camus, and has written extensively on the roots of contemporary fiction. For his own work, he has received virtually every important international literary award. Vargas Llosa's works include The Green House (1968) and Conversation in the Cathedral (1975), about which Suzanne Jill Levine for The New York Times Book Review said: "With an ambition worthy of such masters of the 19th-century novel as Balzac, Dickens and Galdós, but with a technical skill that brings him closer to the heirs of Flaubert and Henry James . . . Mario Vargas Llosa has [created] one of the largest narrative efforts in contemporary Latin American letters." In 1982, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter to broad critical acclaim. In 1984, FSG published the bestselling The War of the End of the World, winner of the Ritz Paris Hemingway Award. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta was published in 1986. The Perpetual Orgy, Vargas Llosa's study of Flaubert and Madame Bovary, appeared in the winter of 1986, and a mystery, Who Killed Palomino Molero?, the year after. The Storyteller, a novel, was published to great acclaim in 1989. In 1990, FSG published In Praise of the Stepmother, also a bestseller. Of that novel, Dan Cryer wrote: "Mario Vargas Llosa is a writer of promethean authority, making outstanding fiction in whatever direction he turns" (Newsday).

In 1990, Vargas Llosa ran for the presidency of his native Peru. In 1994, FSG published his memoir, A Fish in the Water, in which he recorded his campaign experience. In 1994, Vargas Llosa was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and, in 1995, the Jerusalem Prize, which is awarded to writers whose work expresses the idea of the freedom of the individual in society. In 1996, Death in the Andes, Vargas Llosa's next novel, was published to wide acclaim. Making Waves, a collection of his literary and political essays, was published in 1997; The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto, a novel, was published in 1998; The Feast of the Goat, which sold more than 400,000 copies in Spanish-language, was published in English in 2001; The Language of Passion, his most recent collection of nonfiction essays on politics and culture, was published by FSG in June 2003. The Way to Paradise, a novel, was published in November 2003; The Bad Girl, a novel, was published in the U.S. by FSG in October, 2007. His most recent novel, El Sueño del Celta, will be published in 2011 or 2012. Two works of nonfiction are planned for the near future as well.

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Otro gran libro de Mario Vargas Llosa,te engancha desde la primera pagina,su lectura es facil y amena.El libro consta de dos partes que estan muy bien compaginadas,ambas se van intercalando a lo largo del libro.En una parte nos narra su breve incursion en la politica peruana.Aqui nos devela todos los entretelones de la campaña presidencial donde el participo como candidato,descritos,por supuesto,con su genial e inconfundible estilo.En la segunda parte del libro el autor hace una autobiografia desde su infancia hasta su partida a Paris para hacerse escritor.Es un libro poco conocido y hasta cierto punto no muy valorado.Me fascina la manera como descibe la idiosincracia de los peruanos,asi como sus reflexiones sobre politica,religion,historia todo esto acompañado de su magnifica prosa.Una obra bastante interesante y amena donde el autor muestra toda su genialidad.Sin temor a equivocarme Vargas Llosa es uno de los mejores escritores latinoamericanos.
La edicion del libro es impecable,y el formato "de bolsillo" es bastante comodo para leer. QUE LO DISFRUTEN!!!!!!
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A book to know about life and politics position of this Nobel writer. A key to a better understanding of his books.
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Todos los escritores aspirantes a políticos deberían leer este libro. Magnífico auto retrato de un gran autor.
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