The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World
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Book Description

There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost.

In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

Editorial Reviews

"A magnificent storyteller . . . [Vargas Llosa] gives us a cast of unforgettable characters swept up in the upheaval. . . . This is the work of a master, coming into full realization of his powers." - The Boston Sunday Globe

"An extraordinary achievement. The author gives a wonderfully vivid and impartial picture of individuals and communities." - The Guardian (UK)

About the Author

Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa ( born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian-Spanish writer, politician, journalist, essayist, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading authors of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. - Wikipedia

Detaliile Produsului

Titlu în Traducere: N/A
Limba: Engleză
Coperta: Copertă moale
Pagini: 568
Apariția: 1998
ISBN: 9780571139613
Dimensiuni: 12,8 x 19,8 cm
Greutatea: 0.3240