The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa by Efrain KristalThe Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa by Efrain Kristal

The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

EditorEfrain Kristal, John King

Hardcover | January 16, 2012

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One of the major novelists in world literature over the last five decades, Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936) is also one of Latin America's most engaging public intellectuals, a critic of art and culture, and a playwright of distinction. This Companion's chapters chart the development of Vargas Llosa's writings from his rise to prominence in the early 1960s to the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. The volume traces the development of his literary trajectory and the ways in which he has re-invented himself as a writer. His vast output of narrative fiction is the main focus, but the connections between his concerns as a creative writer and his rich career as a cultural and political figure are also teased out in this engaging, informative book.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas LlosaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521864240

ISBN - 13:9780521864244


Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction Efraín Kristal and John King; 1. Reality, rebellion, and the paradox of power: an overview of Mario Vargas Llosa's literary themes Alonso Cueto; 2. The early novels Gerald Martin; 3. The total novel and the novella Efraín Kristal; 4. Humour and irony Michael Wood; 5. The historical novel Juan E. de Castro and Nicholas Birns; 6. Innocence and corruption Fiona Mackintosh; 7. The political novels Deborah Cohn; 8. The erotic novels Roy C. Boland; 9. The dictator novel Clive Griffin; 10. From Utopia to reconciliation Efraín Kristal; 11. The essays John King; 12. The memoir Kelly Austin; 13. The plays Evelyn Fishburn; 14. Film and the novels Carolina Sitnisky; 15. The interview Efraín Kristal and John King with Mario Vargas Llosa; Further reading; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This excellent, up-to-date companion offers not only a general index and a chronology but also indexes for selected works by Vargas Llosa and fictional characters, and a list of further reading."