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A Storyteller: Mario Vargas Llosa Between Civilization and Barbarism / Edition 147

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In A Story-Teller, Braulio Muñoz offers a critical appraisal of Mario Vargas Llosa's literary and political production from a sociotheoretical perspective. He engages the debate concerning the role of the writer in Latin America, the merits and shortcomings of modernist and postmodernist thought, and the differences between neoliberalism and alternative democractic positions.
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Editorial Reviews

World Literature Today
Munoz's book is undoubtedly a significant contribution to our understanding of the 'psychocultural sediments' hidden in Mario Vargas Llosa's writing.
Julio Ortega
Against these times of post-modern relativism, Vargas Llosa embodies the need for a master narative, a single view, a whole encompassing truth. But in . . . this book, Braulio Munoz, with Kant and Derrida by his side, looks the man in the eye and the rest is literature—which amounts to a lively, even fascinating reading.
An invaluable addition to the literature.
British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America
Munoz incorporates much interesting detail and analysis into the work.
James Petras
Munoz has written an important study de-mystifying one of the sacred cows of Euro-Latin American literature while acknowledging his storytelling ability. Munoz's brilliant de-construction of Vargas Llosa's personal confession and self-affirmation and his relocation of the writer as a European-based mestizo is worth the price of the book.
British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain
Munoz incorporates much interesting detail and analysis into the work.
British Bulletin Of Publications
Munoz incorporates much interesting detail and analysis into the work.
An invaluable addition to the literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847697519
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 147
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Braulio Muñoz is professor of sociology at Swarthmore College.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 1. On Literature Chapter 4 2. Daemons and the Total Novel Chapter 5 3. On Truthtelling Chapter 6 4. A Writer's Morality Chapter 7 5. Civilization and Barbarism Chapter 8 6. Politics and Literature Chapter 9 7. Writer and Politico Chapter 10 8. History and Freedom Chapter 11 9. Memory Chapter 12 10. The Storyteller Chapter 13 11. Two Foxes of Peru Part 14 Epilogue Part 15 Notes Part 16 Selected Bibliography Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Author
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