The Language of Passion

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Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer

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Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain’s major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this collection of columns from the 1990s, Vargas Llosa weighs in on the burning questions of the last decade, including the travails of
Latin American democracy, the role of religion in civic life, and the future of globalization. But Vargas Llosa’s influence is hardly limited to politics. In some of the liveliest critical writing of his career, he makes a pilgrimage to Bob Marley’s shrine in Jamaica, celebrates the sexual abandon of Carnaval in Rio, and examines the legacies of Vermeer, Bertolt Brecht, Frida Kahlo, and Octavio Paz, among others.

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"These capsule essays touch on all things human--and divine."--The Miami Herald

"[Vargas Llosa] is a worldly writer in the best sense of the word: intelligent, urbane, well-traveled, well-informed, cosmopolitan, freethinking and free-speaking."--Los Angeles Times

"The Language of Passion gives one faith that real literature can appear anywhere."--San Francisco Chronicle

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Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Peru’s foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.

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The Language of Passion
Selected Commentary
Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer

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Nobel Prize For Literature

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June 2004
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ISBN: 9780312422547
ISBN10: 0312422547
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages, Includes an index
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March 2011
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ISBN: 9781429921893
ISBN10: 1429921897
304 pages
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