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He is in the same league as thelatin American greats like Borges, Garcia Marquez.
Each narration was in third person, but often this "outside narrator" spoke to the character directly, such as:"you didn't know that, did you Paul?"
Paul’s story draws on his real life paintings and the presumably imagined stories behind them.
“Way to Paradise,” Mario Vargas LLosa’s masterpiece of historical fiction, offers two different searches for Paradise here on earth. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James T Dakin
just about okay - I didn't find it nearly as good a read as the bad girl or aunt julia etc.Published on December 2, 2012 by joseph p byrne
While the works of Gauguin are well known, his suffering (and expulsion one might say) from "paradise" are not, nor is the fast that his grandmother was an intellectual luminary, a... Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Reiki Harold
I was looking forward to this book because I enjoyed Aunt Julia and the Script Writer, Bad Girl, and The Feast of the Goat. This one I should have skipped. Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by Helena
My book club last night found that we thought the story interesting but the author's writing was confusing in the telling. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Judith M. Porep
Wonderful wonderful book. Vargas is the master of story telling. He is in the same league as thelatin American greats like Borges, Garcia Marquez. Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Ashok Mansharamani
I am a fan of Mario Vargas Lhosa's books. However, I have some fear of starting his books, since although the books are great, they need some concentration. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Ranga
This beautiful novel suffers only because of its translation and while this is a very good one indeed, it cannot entirely capture Llosa's flowing prose--but this could be said of... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Serious Reader
'El Paraíso en La Otra Esquina' is Mario Vargas Llosa's fictionalized, dual biography of the painter Paul Gauguin and of Flora Tristán, a political reformer and... Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by Bert vanC Bailey