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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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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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Muchas gracias Don Mario por visitarnos en St. Louis, Missouri para recibir el premio otorgado por St. Louis University SLU. Honor a quien honor merece.

En nombre de toda la comunidad Hispana de St. Louis, MO

- Hector J. Arocha, 15 November 2011

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A usted no le ha sentado el premio nobel porque antes tenia los pies sobre la tierra, diriamos segun su opinion que usted es igual a su padre y que usted ha actuado igual con sus hijos. Si su respuesta es NO. Porque entonces habla que una hija debe ser igual a su padre, son otros tiempos. es joven moderna, con otra cultura y sobre todo que es la unica esperanza que nos queda en este pais.

- Cesar1214@hotmail.com, 27 April 2011

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Que pena me da Sr Vargas LL. que su vanidad lo este cegando, demuestre usted lo que proclama venga a vivir al Peru todos los años que gobernara su protegido Humala y que sus hijos lo hagan tambien

- juliamaria30@hotmail.com, 27 April 2011

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Vi, parcialmente,su enardecida defensa de la libertad en la feria del libro.-Y lo celebro.-Pero me parecio mucho mas importante,su enorme exigencia de libertad.

Que conduce,fundamental y especialmente,a terminar con la propia capacidad de imponernos sobre los demas.-! Con que' orgullo,satisfaccion , vanidad, y violencia,somos dueños de la verdad,que queremos que otros acepten!

- ryudowski@hotmail.com, 22 April 2011

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Estimado don Mario - Ud es nuestro Bolivar actual. Sudamerica lo necesita,

no ceje por favor.

con todo respeto

- raquel mujica, 22 April 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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