Tuesday, March 24

Mario Vargas Llosa

The Discreet Hero
Wikipedia - "Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa (...Spanish: born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. ... Like many Latin American writers, Vargas Llosa has been politically active throughout his career; over the course of his life, he has gradually moved from the political left towards liberalism or neoliberalism. While he initially supported the Cuban revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, Vargas Llosa later became disenchanted with his policies. ..."
The Paris Review: Mario Vargas Llosa, The Art of Fiction No. 120
New Yorker: Restless Realism
New Republic: Why Literature?
NY Times: Vargas Llosa Takes Nobel in Literature
amazon: Mario Vargas Llosa
Guardian: Nobel prize for literature goes to Mario Vargas Llosa (Video)