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The greatest power of literature is to break any limits and this book allows us to partake in this. Vargas Llosa discusses here some literary works such as Lolita, Muerte en Venecia, The Stranger, Manhattan Transfer, Trpico de Cncer y The Tin Drum.
Description in Spanish: La vida es una y tiene lmites. La lectura de novelas los revienta y lo que era una se convierte en mil, infinitas. se es el mayor poder de la literatura y este libro nos hace participar de l. Lolita, Muerte en Venecia, El extranjero, Manhattan Transfer, Trpico de Cncer y El tambor de hojalata son slo algunas de las obras del siglo XX de las que nos habla Mario Vargas Llosa en estas pginas. Revela con sus palabras la ntima relacin de su lectura con las posibilidades de ampliar nuestra experiencia vital.
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MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." Peru's foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Juliaand the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.
Mario Vargas Llosa currently resides in London. Mario Vargas Llosa was born in 1936.
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Essays, a guide, and the truth of lies .... Jan 25, 2004
"La verdad de las mentiras" contains many essays written by Vargas Llosa, regarding books that made a permanent impression on him. For example, he wrote essays on "The heart of darkness" (Joseph Conrad), "Dubliners" (James Joyce), "Manhattan Transfer" (John Dos Passos), "Mrs. Dalloway" (Virginia Woolf), "The great Gatsby" (F. S. Fitzgerald), "Nadja" (André Breton), "The human condition" (André Malraux), "Animal farm" (George Orwell), "Doctor Zhivago" (B. Pasternak), and many more...
Not only are those essays very interesting to read, due to the fact that his prose is incredibly fluent, but they also allow you to know something about the books you haven't managed to read yet, turning this book into an useful guide :)
"La verdad de las mentiras " ("The truth of lies") includes an introductory essay, where Vargas Llosas reflects on literature, life, and what kind of truth can be found in the "lies" that authors like him write. He says, for example, that "Una ficción lograda encarna la subjetividad de una época y por eso las novelas, aunque cotejadas con la historia mientan, nos comunican unas verdades huidizas y evanescentes que escapan siempre a los descriptores científicos de la realidad".