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Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist and essayist laureate. Martio Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize 2010.

Biography

Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most acclaimed writer and essayist, and one of the leading authors of his generation. Many consider Vargas Llosa to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Vargas Llosa made his debut in the 1960s with novels such as The Time of the Hero (La ciudad y los perros, literally The City and the Dogs, 1963/1966), The Green House (La casa verde, 1965/1968), and the monumental Conversation in the Cathedral (Conversación en la catedral, 1969/1975). Through his carrer he divided himself across an array of literary genres, including literary criticism and journalism. His works include comedies, murder mysteries, historical novels, and political thrillers. Many of his novels have been cinematized.

  • Captain Pantoja (in 2000) 
  • Tune in Tomorrow (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)

Many of Vargas Llosa's works are influenced by the writer's perception of Peruvian society and his own experiences as a native Peruvian. Increasingly, however, he has expanded his range, and tackled themes that arise from other parts of the world. Another change over the course of his career has been a shift from a style and approach associated with literary modernism, to a sometimes playful postmodernism.
Like many Latin American authors, Vargas Llosa has been politically active throughout his career; over the course of his life, he has gradually moved from the political left towards the right. While he initially supported the Cuban revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, Vargas Llosa later became disenchanted. He ran for the Peruvian presidency in 1990 with the center-right Frente Democrático (FREDEMO) coalition, advocating neoliberal reforms. He has subsequently supported moderate conservative candidates.

Mario Vargas Llosa is 74 years old, and has during his carrer written more than 30 novels, essays and plays. Among his works, the most famous are probably

  • The Time of The Hero
  • Conversation in the Cathedral
  • The Green House
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- lucy luna, 21 November 2012

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YO NO ENTIENDO COMO UNA PERSONA QUE NUNCA ESCRIBIO NADA DE DIOS NI DE LA BIBLIA PURA BASURA YO NO COMPRARIA ESAS BASURAS HABLE DEL AMOR DE DIOS DIOS ES AMOR Q. BUENO Q. NO FUE PRESIDENTE PURA FILOSOFIA BARATA ERES ESPANOL X Q. ODIAS AL MEJOR PRESIDENTE Q.HEMOS TENIDO FUJIMORY TU NO ERES PERFECTO NO TOMES EL LUGAR DE DIOS DIOS TAMPOCO TE PERDONARA NO TE METAS DEJA A ESE HOMBRE TRANQUILO ESTAS LLENO DE ODIO DIOS ESTA PESANDO TU CORAZON DEGA EL ORGULLO FRUSTRADO BUSCA DE DIOS Y PIDELE PERDON ARREPIENTETE

- LUCY LUNA, 21 November 2012

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Dear Sr. Vargas LLosa,

After the incredible day in Nimes, the bullfighting world has been reenergized. As an aficionado and defensor of the art of tauromachia, I would like to invite you to address the aficion here during your visit to New York. We would be honored to host you at a meeting of the Club Taurino of New York.

Saludos del Presidente de CTNY

- Imre Weitzner Jr., 22 September 2012

imrew@verizon.net

- imre weitzner jr, 22 September 2012

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Dear Mario,

Working on a new book dealing with hemisphere relations. Have data on Insulza, the current head of the OAS who makes Gaviria look like Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. Knowing your opinion of the Colombian I know you can figure out my esteem for the Chilean who, by the way, was not bad as foreign minister. But something seems to happen to otherwise normal humans when they become stuck in the quagmire at Constitution Avenue and 18th Street, N.W, Alas, Orfila should never have remooved those parrots.

We will leave Washington next month for another fall in Berlin. Where are you?

Cheers,

Henry

Henry Raymont

2500 Q Street, N.W., Apt. 121

Washington, D.C.

(202) 333 5029

- hraymont@gmail.com, 20 August 2012

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Mario,

Me han copiado hoy una opinion suya sobre Argentina, creo vieja de algunos meses.

Como la comparto, como tiene ud razon. Cuanto se han robado los K.

Es verdad, que lastima.

- Gianni, 9 August 2012

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Congratulations!

- judge Ophelia Llosa -Philippines, 20 July 2012

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I've come across your name in a philippine newspaper and was fascinated with your surname llosa which is the same as mine but more importantly because you are a novelist and a 2019 Nobel Arize awardee

- , 20 July 2012

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Me siento muy orgullosa que El Senor Mario Vargas Llosa sea peruano.

Quisiera saber como podria invitarlo a venir a San Jose, CA. USA.

Soy peruana tambien y trabajo en The National Hispanic University en la ciudad de San Jose.

Seria un honor recibirlo aqui.

Espero su comentario.

Hilda Peralta

hperalta@nhu.edu

(408) 937-5747

- Hilda Peralta, 17 February 2012

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SEÑOR VARGAS LLOSA

QUIERO ENVIARLE UNA HISTORIA QUE ESCRIBI, ME GUSTARIA QUE UD TOME LA IDEA DE ESTO, Y QUE REESCRIBA UNA NOVELA. MI MAYOR GUSTO ES QUE UD ESCRIBA UNA NOVELA BASADO EN MI HISTORIA

- hector_leon2001@yahoo.com, 10 January 2012

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Doctor Vargas LLosa primero felicitarlo por sus exitos como profesional y mis respetos como ser humano....Tengo un hijo que termino su Bachiller en Literatura Latinoamericana me gustaria que Ud.me diera algunos consejos para apoyarlo cuando el se sienta frustrado por que el es muy apasionado

con sus estudios y a veces las cosas no resultan como el espera......

Doy gracias de antemano por su tiempo e interes......

lady_maryan2011@hotmail.com

- Mariana, 27 December 2011

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Novels

Selected Novels of Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosas first novel, The Time of the Hero (La ciudad y los perros) was publiced 1963
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