The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

A Novel

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Alfred MacAdam

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The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. First published in English in 1986, the novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America.

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"With [The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta] Mario Vargas Llosa . . . has replaced Gabriel García Márquez as the South American novelist for gringos to catch up on." —John Updike, The New Yorker

"A glittering trompe l'oeil of a novel about the revolutionary temperament—and the nature of fiction." —The New York Times

"Mario Vargas Llosa [is] one of the master storytellers of our time." —Denis Lynn Heyck, Chicago Tribune Book World

"In a way, this novel about an obscure Peruvian revolutionary is a perfect introduction to Vargas Llosa." —Terrence Rafferty, The Nation

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Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Alfred MacAdam

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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The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta
A Novel
Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Alfred MacAdam

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
June 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374525552
ISBN10: 0374525552
6 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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March 2011
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ISBN: 9781429922074
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