Sables y utopías: Visiones de América Latina

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¿Cuáles son los postulados liberales de Vargas Llosa? ¿Cuál es su posición ante la realidad latinoamericana? ¿Cuáles son los peligros y esperanzas que vislumbra para el continente? ¿Cómo han tomado forma sus ideas y compromisos? La selección de ensayos que compone este volumen pretende aclarar estas cuestiones. En ellos, además de verse reflejado el recorrido intelectual del escritor, se analizan todos los grandes acontecimientos que han marcado la historia reciente de América Latina. No están ordenados cronológicamente sino por temas, ilustrando ...

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Overview

¿Cuáles son los postulados liberales de Vargas Llosa? ¿Cuál es su posición ante la realidad latinoamericana? ¿Cuáles son los peligros y esperanzas que vislumbra para el continente? ¿Cómo han tomado forma sus ideas y compromisos? La selección de ensayos que compone este volumen pretende aclarar estas cuestiones. En ellos, además de verse reflejado el recorrido intelectual del escritor, se analizan todos los grandes acontecimientos que han marcado la historia reciente de América Latina. No están ordenados cronológicamente sino por temas, ilustrando las batallas que Vargas Llosa ha dado por la libertad, desde su oposición frontal a las dictaduras, su ilusión y posterior desencanto con las revoluciones, sus críticas al nacionalismo, al populismo, al indigenismo y a la corrupción —mayor amenaza para la credibilidad de las democracias—, hasta el descubrimiento de las ideas liberales, su defensa irrestricta del sistema democrático y su pasión por la literatura y el arte latinoamericano.

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This text represents a lifetime of the thought and intellectual development of acclaimed Peruvian writer Vargas Llosa. Comprising mostly essays, articles, and correspondence, the book allows readers to witness the gradual maturing of his intellectual offerings. The material is divided into several sections that mainly touch on the politics of Peru, Cuba, Argentina, and Chile, as well as general observation into Latin American life and politics. Vargas Llosa is known to have gradually changed his politics from youthful leftist leanings to a more moderate stance. This shift is especially evident in the essays focused on the Castro regime. Earlier essays support the regime, while subsequent writings end with an open letter to Castro signed by prominent writers expressing disappointment in his treatment of journalists and the international press. Of course, Vargas Llosa is also well known for his fiction, and the last section of this compilation is devoted to Latin American novelists and arts. Vargas Llosa speaks to the powerful yet naïve painting style of Frida Kahlo and to the works of Jorge Luis Borges. Highly recommended for academic libraries with strong Latin American studies components.—Laura Torres, Arlington, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603966573
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 821,903
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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    Es un libro original.

    Debido a la profunda investigacion que ha tenido que hacer el autor "Mario Vargas Lloza" para escribir esta obra, donde el balance de la informacion (de primera mano) hace que el lector sea absorvido por este libro, ya que a medida que uno va leyendo toda esta informacion se pone mas y mas interesante. Muchas de estas novedades nunca las he leido en otra parte.
    Gracias senor Vargas Lloza
    Luislapaz

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