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Conversation in the Cathedral

Conversations in the Cathederal came out 1969 and is often namned as one of his greatest works. The novel tells about the the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría in the 1950's. Vargas Llosa concentrates on describing the life during the regim, paints a picture about the different lifestyles in the various social strata during the time.  

Plot

By chance the son of a minster and the ministers driver meet and develops a friendship. Then son is determined to find the truth whether or not his father was involved in the murder of an underworld figure, known as a critic to the regim.

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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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