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When a master novelist, essayist, and critic searches for the wellsprings of his own work, where does he turn? Mario Vargas Llosa - Peruvian writer, presidential contender, and public intellectual - answers this most personal question with elegant concision in this collection of essays.
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Harvard University Press
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Aug 29, 2008 brian rated it liked it
man, i love vargas llosa so much. i mean just look at the guy. he's like the guy in that beer commercial, 'the most interesting man alive'. he's all handsome and sophisticated and ran for president of peru and writes fantastic novels and essays and he punched garcia marquez in the face? AARRRGGHH!!! HE PUNCHED MARQUEZ IN THE FACE! he gave the chubby bastard a shiner over politics? a woman? whatever... who cares.

i sincerely hope there comes a day when i find myself in a peruvian cafe sharing a b
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oh my......I would never have believed that one man's writings about his love of Cervantes could be better than Don Quixote itself. Truly amazing!
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Mario Vargas Llosa, born in Peru in 1936, is the author of some of the most significant writing to come out of South America in the past fifty years. His novels include The Green House, about a brothel in a Peruvian town that brings together the innocent and the corrupt; The Feast of the Goat, a vivid re-creation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo’s insidiou ...more
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