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"Mario Vargas Llosa's message seems to be that man, like the jungle, has a mysterious energy which cannot in the end be explained or subdued. His characters may be saints, villains, victims, or nothing in particular, but they break out of the pages of this magnificent novel with the stubborn uncontainability of life itself." V.S. Pritchett, New Statesman, 11/21/69.

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For the past four decades, Mario Vargas Llosa (1936-) has mined Latin America's violent history for larger truths about the interplay of history, culture, and geography. Associated with the Latin American writing boom that evolved in the 1960s and ‘1970s, Vargas Llosa--along with other Latin American writers such as Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, and Gabriel García Márquez--revitalized the region's fiction into self-conscious, playful writing. As a novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and critic, he transformed Peru's reality into a heightened, imaginative view of the world--and brought Peruvian literature international acclaim.

Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Discreet Hero’ - The New York Times

1987 Vargas Llosa leads New Libertad movement and blocks plans to nationalize banks as Peru falls into bankruptcy.
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"In Vargas Llosa's rendering, Trujillo emerges as the emblematic generalissimo, a figure to stand beside the dictators in Márquez's or Roa Bastos's . ... Vargas Llosa's fierce analysis reminds us not only of the value of our civil liberties, but of their precariousness; and how dictatorship has a way of beating or leeching the strength out of potential resistance." Lisa Appignanesi, Independent (UK), 3/30/02.