Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." Peru's foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.
Edith Grossman has translated the works of the Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, among others. One of the most important translators of Latin American fiction, her version of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote is considered to be the finest translation of the Spanish masterpiece in the English language.
I know this is a Nobel Prize winner but it was torture reading it. It felt like a report and not a novel. I felt like I was being hit over the head with the same information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda Weiss
Characters out of the ordinary are always sources of self analysis for the reader.. and this one is full of them. Read itPublished 2 months ago by rene Vaurs
Irish patriot, human rights activist, traitor, pedophile: Roger Casement was all those things. Llosa carefully crafts the mostly positive side of Casement, but the other side... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Carlson
As always, excellent writing by Vargas Llosa . Themes somewhat onerous and depressing.Published 2 months ago by eileen brau
Mario Vargas Llosa delivers a very sympathetic, even occasionally hagiographic, account of the life of Roger Casement. After a shaky start, it's powerful, gripping writing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Geoff Crocker
Very well documented and realistic. I have read more books on this subject and this one is really very good. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Irene Perbal
Not his best. I was expecting to love the historical subject, Roger Casement. The story felt hurried and thrown together. Read morePublished 11 months ago by L. Adams
Mario Vargas Llosa seems to have a thing about Celts. In his novel "The War at the End of the World", based on the 19th century revolt set in the Brazilian state of Bahia, one of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Fitzpatrick