Choice Outstanding Academic Book 1998
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.
|Publisher:||Vanderbilt University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
A native of Peru and the author of The Andes Viewed from the City (1987), Efrain Kristal is currently professor of Spanish & comparative literature at UCLA