La fiesta del chivo (The Feast of the Goat)

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Vargas Llosa, un clásico contemporáneo, relata el fin de un era dando voz, entre otros personajes históricos, al impecable e implacable general Trujillo, apodado el Chivo, y al sosegado y hábil doctor Balaguer (sempiterno presidente de la República Dominicana). Con un ritmo y una precisión difícilmente superables, este peruano universal muestra que la política puede consistir en abrirse camino entre cadáveres, y que un ser inocente puede convertirse en un regalo tenebroso.

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Madrid 2001 Soft cover New. No Jacket pp. 576. En La Fiesta del Chivo asistimos a un doble retorno. Mientras Urania Cabral visita a su padre en Santo Domingo, volvemos a 1961, ... cuando la capital dominicana a?n se llamaba Ciudad Trujillo. All? un hombres que no suda tiraniza a tres millones de personas sin saber que se gesta una maquiav?lica transici?n a la democracia. Vargas Llosa, un cl?sico contempor?neo, relata el fin de una era dando voz, entre otros personajes hist?ricos, al impecable e implacable general Trujillo, apodado el Chivo, y al sosegado y h?bil doctor Balaguer (sempiterno presidente de la Rep?blica Dominicana). Con una precisi?n dif?cilmente superables, este peruano universal muestra que pol?tica puede consistir en abrirse camino entre cad?veres, y que un ser inocente puede convertirse en un regalo truculento. Read more Show Less

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Vargas Llosa, un clásico contemporáneo, relata el fin de un era dando voz, entre otros personajes históricos, al impecable e implacable general Trujillo, apodado el Chivo, y al sosegado y hábil doctor Balaguer (sempiterno presidente de la República Dominicana). Con un ritmo y una precisión difícilmente superables, este peruano universal muestra que la política puede consistir en abrirse camino entre cadáveres, y que un ser inocente puede convertirse en un regalo tenebroso.

English Translation: Vargas Llosa, a classic contemporary, relates the aim of an era giving voice, among other historical personages, to impeccable and implacable general Trujillo, nicknamed Chivo, and to calmed and capable doctor Balaguer (everlasting president of the Dominican Republic). With a hardly superable rate and a precision, this Peruvian universal sample that the policy can consist of laying way between corpses, and that an innocent being can become a gift sinister

"Novela histâorica sobre los âultimos dâias del gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo en la Repâublica Dominicana en 1961. El hilo conductor de la novela es el retorno a la isla de Urania Cabral, hija de un senador del râegimen trujillista, luego de muchos aänos de la muerte del dictador. Mientras Urania visita a su padre moribundo, la narraciâon reconstruye el fin de una era haciendo un recuento de una serie de personajes histâoricos, entre ellos, el sempiterno presidente de la Repâublica Dominicana, Joaquâin Balaguer y ascenso polâitico. La crueldad del poder y la maldad humana destacan en este gran relato, una de las mejores novelas del novelista peruano"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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La fiesta del chivo takes as much liberty with history as, say, War and Peace, if not quite as much as The Charterhouse of Parma. Many of the characters, including Trujillo and his family, Balaguer, and the conspirators, are based on historical figures, but fictionalized by Vargas Llosa. He gives us Trujillo's most intimate thoughts, from the moment he wakes up at 4 am to late at night when trying to force a girl. He describes the thoughts of each of the conspirators on the night of the ambush, although many of them did not survive to tell their story. These historical figures are combined with invented characters. Vargas Llosa spent a long time researching his material. He has said that, in writing the novel, he took pains to ensure that everything he described "could" have happened. And no one who knew the Dominican Republic at the time has expressed any doubts about the novel's verisimilitude. Even Joaquin Balaguer has given it his seal of approval.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788466303316
  • Publisher: Santillana S.A.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 3.92 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 1.33 (d)

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  • Posted June 2, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Loved it.

    Muy bueno.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Brilliant

    Urania, the daughter of one of Trujillo's cronies, returns to her native Santo Domingo after many years of absence. She holds a secret that had prevented her to visit her native country. Vargas Llosa narrates a short period of stagnation and corruption in the Dominican Republic. The Trujillista era is one of infamy and vileness, in which psychopaths and murderers offered the dictator their wives and daughters for orgies and sadistic acts of deflowering in exchange for political favors. Thus the tittle of Chivo--or goat--which denotes the sexual undertones of his parties. In his usual style, the book is undoubtedly more fiction than history, yet it is obvious that the author did ample research on the period. In spite of the repugnance readers may feel toward the fictional characters, Vargas Llosa does not make a direct judgment of this abominable time. The metaphor for the period is revealed when we learn Urania's secret of what happened at 'La fiesta del Chivo.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    A MUST READ!!!

    If you are into history or Trujillo this book is one of the best ones out there to read. My boyfriend gave me as a gift for our anniversary to go see the play @ el repertorio and WOW!!! talk about perfect. I read this book two years ago and still till this day I remember every single detail that happened. It was that GOOD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000

    una magnífica novela

    Un relato realmente impresionante sobre un país hasta la fecha desconocido para mí. Junto con Conversación en la Catedral, lo mejor que he leído de este magnífico escritor. Muy recomendable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2000

    excelente trabajo sobre nuestro pais

    esta novela es excelente y ha tocado un temas que parece estar prohibido en el pais, la dictadura de trujillo.en esta novela podemos empezar a darnos cuenta de la magnitud de la dictadura y es por eso que la veo como una obra excelente para los estudiantes y personas jovenes del pais, para que conozcan y tengan que investigar ya que se debe escarbar e investigar un poco dentro de la historia dominicana para poder saber distinguir entre la ficcion y la realidad. los personajes se nos muestran con sus caras humanas y el unico que parece un poco irreal y caricaturizado es trujillo, con sus manias impecables y su afan de probarse siempre joven a sus propios ojos y ante los demas y tambien su mania por los juegos con la vida de los demas. Vargas LLosa nos llena de la curiosidad que debe existir en todo buen libro. muy recomendado. LUIS MENDEZ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2000

    La Fiesta del Chivo!

    Por qué regresa Urania Cabral a la isla que juró no volver a pisar? ¿Por qué sigue vacía y llena de miedo desde los catorce años? ¿Por qué no ha tenido un sólo amor? En la Fiesta del Chivo, la esperada y magistral nueva novela de Mario Vargas Llosa, asistimos a un doble entorno. Mientras Urania visita a su padre en Santo Domingo, volvemos a 1961, cuando la capital dominicana aún se llamaba Ciudad Trujillo. Allí un hombre tiraniza a tres millones de personas sin saber que se gesta una maquiavélica transición a la democracia. Vargas Llosa, un clásico contemporáneo, relata el fin de una Era dando voz, entre otros personajes históricos, al impecable e implacable generalísimo Trujillo y al sosegado y ambicioso Doctor Joaquín Balaguer que había de ser todavía, cuarenta años después (para desgracia de los dominicanos), el Sumo Pontífica de la política dominicana. Con un ritmo y una precisión difícilmente superables, este peruano universal muestra que la política puede consistir en abrirse camino entre cadáveres, y que un ser inocente puede convertirse en un regalo truculento. El escritor involucra en acciones inmorales a familias ligadas a la tiranía, muchas de las cuales se han dado por aludidas. Con algunos de los aspectos tratados en la novela, Vargas Llosa 'irrita a miembros de familias poderosas' que se sienten 'casi retratados' en personajes de la novela a quienes el autor involucra en orgías sexuales y otras actuaciones inmorales registradas durante la época de Trujillo. Un libro para no perder la raíces. Una novela que ya es historia. Una historia que sin terminar es ya novela.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2000

    Dictators are to be flushed when useless

    The author inserts a few imaginary characters in what appears to be an historically accurate reconstitution of the Trujillo era in Santo Domingo.The moral depravaty that Trujillo and acolytes attained is abysmal. The role of USA in supporting( for a while) this monster brings up some questions

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