Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics

Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics

by Juan E. De Castro
     
 

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Mario Vargas Llosa is a heterogeneous writer whose positions have often not been consistent from novel to novel, between his fictional and nonfictional work, between his literary and political commentary, and as his political commentary has proceeded over the decades. This analysis of his work reveals his insights into socio-political matters.  See more details below

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Mario Vargas Llosa is a heterogeneous writer whose positions have often not been consistent from novel to novel, between his fictional and nonfictional work, between his literary and political commentary, and as his political commentary has proceeded over the decades. This analysis of his work reveals his insights into socio-political matters.

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"Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Just in time to recognize that honor, Castro and Birns (both, the New School) provide 11 essays outlining Vargas Llosa's part in literature's insurrection in modern culture... The essays elegantly balance one another, leaving the reader with the vision of an erudite, cultured man whose energies and interests explain the variability of his documentary vision and whose 'incendiary' views like those of Sartre, Camus, and Grass will be assessed positively because of Vargas Llosa's commitment to the debate of ideas in contemporary culture... Recommended.'

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"This superb collection of essays brings together a series of lively and sometimes polemical perspectives on the political dimensions of Mario Vargas Llosa's writings. Indispensable reading for anyone seeking a better understanding of Vargas Llosa's intellectual trajectory." - Maarten Van Delden, Professor of Latin American Literature, UCLA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137270924
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Juan E. De Castrois an associate professor of Literature at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. He is author of Mestizo Nations: Culture, Race, and Conformity in Latin American Literature (2002).

Nicholas Birns teaches at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. His books include Understanding Anthony Powell (2004), A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900 (2007), and Theory After Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory Since 1950 (2010).

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