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Making Waves

Essays

Mario Vargas Llosa; Edited and translated by John King

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Spanning thirty years of writing, Making Waves traces the development of the Nobel Prize–winning author Mario Vargas Llosa’s thinking on politics and culture, and shows the breadth of his interests and passions. Featured here are astute meditations on the Cuban Revolution, Latin American independence, and the terrorism of Peru’s Shining Path; brilliant engagements with towering figures of literature such as Joyce, Faulkner, and Sartre; and observations about the dog cemetery where Rin Tin Tin is buried, Lorena Bobbitt’s knife, and the failures of the English public-school system.

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Making Waves is fascinating . . . [It] is a diverse and representative volume that allows us, for the first time, to trace this enigmatic, often brilliant writer’s . . . intellectual journey.” —Jay Parini, The New York Times Book Review

“In the star-studded world of the Latin American novel, Mario Vargas Llosa is a supernova.” —Raymond Sokolov, The Wall Street Journal

“Vargas Llosa speaks in his own voice, sees through his own eyes. His vision is unique. His genius is unmistakable.” —Eugenia Thornton, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

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  • Mario Vargas Llosa; Edited and translated by John King

  • Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's foremost author and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1994 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and in 1995 he won the Jerusalem Prize. His many distinguished works include The Storyteller, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes, In Praise of the Stepmother, The Bad Girl, Conversation in the Cathedral, The Way to Paradise, and The War of the End of the World. He lives in London.
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Making Waves

Essays

Mario Vargas Llosa; Edited and translated by John King

Nobel Prize For Literature

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