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The Story of the Storyteller: La tia Julia y el escribidor, Historia de Mayta, and El habladorby Mario Vargas Llosa
     

The Story of the Storyteller: La tia Julia y el escribidor, Historia de Mayta, and El habladorby Mario Vargas Llosa

by Jean O'Bryan-Knight
 

This book traces the history of an engaging character, a writer, who acts as the narrator and protagonist of three of Vargas Llosa's novels. In La tía Julia y el escribidor he recalls his apprenticeship, in Historia de Mayta he reflects upon the practice of his craft, and in El hablador he ponders the significance of his vocation. That this fictional

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This book traces the history of an engaging character, a writer, who acts as the narrator and protagonist of three of Vargas Llosa's novels. In La tía Julia y el escribidor he recalls his apprenticeship, in Historia de Mayta he reflects upon the practice of his craft, and in El hablador he ponders the significance of his vocation. That this fictional character closely resembles his flesh-and-blood creator only adds to his allure. Because the three novels in question have such strong structural and thematic links, it proves quite helpful to conceive of them as a trilogy. Indeed, the connections are so pronounced that a significant synergistic effect results from considering the three together. It is this effect that this volume brings light as it analyzes how each novel functions as a separate entity, how these entities are integrated into a greater whole, and how this whole fits into the wider picture of the Peruvian author's long and prolific literary career. As students and scholars alike will find, thinking in terms of a trilogy greatly enhances our understanding and appreciation of Vargas Llosa's rich narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789051838466
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Portada Hispanica Series
Pages:
145

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