Mario Vargas Llosa

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, 1936–, Peruvian novelist and politician, b. Arequipa. Although his works contain much external realism, emphasizing the ugly and grotesque, he also often explores the minds of his characters, overcoming barriers of time and space.
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Vargas Llosa, Mario

(mär`yō vär`gäs yō`sä), 1936–, Peruvian novelist and politician, b. Arequipa. Although his works contain much external realism, emphasizing the ugly and grotesque, he also often explores the minds of his characters, overcoming barriers of time and space. In his fiction, Vargas Llosa paints a portrait of Peruvian society that is both severe and tender, and explores the meeting of Latin American culture and politics. His recurring themes include humanity's desire for freedom and the freedom that is found in art. His novels include The Time of the Hero (1962; tr. 1966), The Green House (1966; tr. 1968), Conversation in the Cathedral (1969; tr. 1975), the comic Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977; tr. 1982), the epic The War of the End of the World (1981; tr. 1982), Death in the Andes (1993; tr. 1996), The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto (1997, tr. 1998), The Feast of the Goat (2000, tr. 2001), and The Discreet Hero (2013, tr. 2015). He is also the author of criticism, including The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary (1975; tr. 1986) and Writer's Reality (1991); of essays, such as those in Making Waves (1996) and Notes on the Death of Culture (2011, tr. 2015); and of a newspaper column carried by many Latin American newspapers. A political conservative, Vargas Llosa was an unsuccessful candidate for Peruvian president in 1990. After winning the first round, he lost to Alberto FujimoriFujimori, Alberto
, 1938–, president of Peru (1990–2000), b. Lima, Peru. The son of Japanese immigrants, he was educated in Peru and attended Univ. of Wisconsin. Fujimori was an unknown economist when he scored an upset in the 1990 presidential elections.
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. Vargas-Llosa described the vagaries of his campaign in A Fish in the Water: A Memoir (1993, tr. 1994). In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.


See studies by S. Castro-Klaren and R. A. Kerr (both: 1990); collection of critical essays ed. by C. Rossman and A. Friedman (1978).

Vargas Llosa, Mario


Born in 1936 in Lima. Peruvian writer. His first book was a collection of stories, Leaders (1959). His novel The City and the Dogs (1963; Russian translation, 1965) dealing with life in a military college, is based on autobiographic material. In this novel, and also in the novel The Green House (1966) and the story “Puppies” (1967), Vargas Llosa’s interest in social and psychological problems is evident. His artistic mastery places him among the writers who are rejuvenating contemporary Latin American prose.


In Russian translation:
“Buntar’, b’iushchii v nabat.” Za rubezhom, 1967, no. 51.


Harss, L. Los nuestros. Buenos Aires [1967].
Pacheco, J. E. “Lectura de Vargas Llosa.” Revista de la Universidad de Mexico, 1968, vol. 22, no. 8.


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La redecouverte de Tirant lo Blanc au XXe siecle par le grand public est due surtout aux efforts de deux hommes : le romancier Mario Vargas Llosa et le philologue Marti de Riquer, qui lui consacre plusieurs etudes et editions critiques.
Raymond] Williams: What about that young Peruvian intellectual I remember from 1966, that Mario Vargas Llosa who publicly supported guerilla movements as the possibility of change for Peru?
This picture of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was taken by Moya in 1971 after the writer was given a black eye by his then friend and this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa.
Liu nicely complements Thursday's award of the literature prize to Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a self-described classical political liberal - practically a conservative by the standards of academia these days - whose works have focused on the evils of totalitarian dictatorships in Latin America.
Mario Vargas Llosa, a prolific Peruvian writer, has won the prestigious 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Liliana Wendorff's study is a valuable addition to the bibliography of Mario Vargas Llosa and his acclaimed novel, La tia Julia, but it will be of interest also to any student of parody and of Latin American literature in general.
Finally, they present case studies concerned with the tensions between private passion and public responsibility in the work of Mario Vargas Llosa, between literary visions and journalistic agendas in the work of Garbriel Garcia Marquez, and between modernist literary devices and political denunciation in the works of Clarible Alegria and Ricardo Piglia.
Hierdie artikel poog om die liberale waardes en beginsels wat Mario Vargas Llosa se werk onderle te ondersoek en duidelik te maak, deur 'n omsigtige lees van sy roman, The Feast of the Goat (2000).
Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa headed a famous commission to investigate the tragedy, making the obscure Maoist insurgency famous throughout the world.
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Why does Mario Vargas Llosa choose to write a major novel (The Feast of the Goat, soon to be a film) about Trujillo rather than, for instance, Puerto Rico's democratically elected Luis Munoz Marin, every bit as much a colourful and charismatic transformer of his society?
As Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian author, has written: "Seeking to impose a cultural identity on a people is equivalent to locking them in a prison and denying them the most precious of liberties--that of choosing what, how, and who they want to be.