Tag Archives: Mario Vargas Llosa

Cinco esquinas by Mario Vargas Llosa.

This latest novel by Mario Vargas Llosa is a compelling and provocative story about the press, sex and power. Set in Lima, the story takes place in the 90s and early 2000s against a backdrop of kidnappings and murders carried … Continue reading

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10 books to read about Peru

Here is a personal whistle stop tour of some books I read about Peru which helped me understand that vast and complex country a little better: Andes by Michael Jacobs is travel writing at its very best. The book describes … Continue reading

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El heroe discreto by Mario Vargas Llosa- The discreet hero, translated by Edith Grossman

Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest novel has just come out, in English translation, in paperback, so all you readers who loved Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter, reviewed here, have some fun in store. True, this novel is the 16th ( or … Continue reading

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Rereading Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter by Maria Vargas Llosa

Now, ┬áthis is not literally about a rereading as far as I’m concerned- in fact it’s about a first read for me- but as this book was written in 1977 and much talked about and loved at that time by … Continue reading

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