Temptation of the Word: The Novels of Mario Vargas Llosa

Temptation of the Word: The Novels of Mario Vargas Llosa

by Efrain Kristal
     
 
Temptation of the Word offers an ambitious and careful reading of the creative process--the origin of themes and the development of literary techniques--that Mario Vargas Llosa has brought to each of his novels, published through 1996. To understand the novelist's intellectual environment, Efrain Kristal analyzes the entire corpus of Vargas Llosa's writings, his

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Temptation of the Word offers an ambitious and careful reading of the creative process--the origin of themes and the development of literary techniques--that Mario Vargas Llosa has brought to each of his novels, published through 1996. To understand the novelist's intellectual environment, Efrain Kristal analyzes the entire corpus of Vargas Llosa's writings, his literary influences in several languages, his intellectual biography, and his political activism, all in the light of the evolving political turbulence of his times and his own changing concept of literature.

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"Forthright comparative criticism without the tics of jargon or pretentious literary philosophy, this is an excellent and eminently readable vade mecum for a world-class author. For anglophone readers, it is unquestionably the place to start in the pleasurable unraveling of the mysteries of Vargas Llosa's fiction."-Choice Outstanding Academic Book (September 1998)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853236139
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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