Mario Vargas Llosa


Born
in Arequipa, Peru
March 28, 1936

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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 insidious regime; and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, a comedic semi-autobiographical account of an aspiring writer named Marito Varguitas, who falls in love with Julia, the divorced sister-in-law of his Uncle Lucho.

He is also a widely read and respected essayist, writing everything from newspaper opinion pieces to critical works on other writers, includ
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“Almost seventy years later I remember clearly how the magic of translating the words in books into images enriched my life, breaking the barriers of time and space...”
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“One can't fight with oneself, for this battle has only one loser.”
Mario Vargas Llosa, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

“Memory is a snare, pure and simple; it alters, it subtly rearranges the past to fit the present.”
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