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by Helen Lane,Mario Vargas Llosa

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  • ISBN 0374286515
  • ISBN13 978-0374286514
  • Language English
  • Author Helen Lane,Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition (September 1, 1984)
  • Pages 576
  • Formats mobi lit mbr docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1897 kb
  • Size Fb2 1294 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 157

Set in nineteenth century Brazil, and based on a real episode in Brazilian history, this novel is the tory of an apocalyptic movement led by a mysterious prophet to establish another republic: Canudos, whose citizens are all the damned of the earth, the prostittues, bandits and beggars who flee to the Brazilian frontier.

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.

100 yrs of solitude and love in the time of cholera. The narrative style is classic Vargas Llosa: different perspectives covering all sides of this particular conflict and putting it in its complex historical context

100 yrs of solitude and love in the time of cholera. read vargas llosa's war of the end of the world and mutis's the adventures and misadventures of maqroll. and vargas llosa himself? a marxist castro-supporter turned right-leaning peruvian presidential candidate? love it. his opponents read sex/violence passages from his novels over peruvian radio in an effort to scare the shit outta voters. a japanese guy became president of peru. The narrative style is classic Vargas Llosa: different perspectives covering all sides of this particular conflict and putting it in its complex historical context. Certainly one of the great historical novels of the 20th C.

Mario Vargas Llosa is the author of sixteen novels, most recently The Bad Girl. He received the PEN/Nabokov Award in 2002 and lives in London. To EUCLIDES DA CUNHA. Present, tangible, everyday, inevitable things, such as the end of the world and the Last Judgment, which might well occur before the time it would take for the town to set the chapel with drooping wings upright again. What would happen when the Blessed Jesus looked down upon the sorry state in which they had left His house? What would He say of the behavior of pastors who, instead of helping the poor, emptied their pockets by charging them money for the succor of religion?

Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's foremost author and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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. National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner.

Mario Vargas Llosa is the author of eight novels, most recently The Way to Paradise (FSG, 2003), and was the recipient of the PEN/Nabokov Award in 2002. Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census

The War of the End of the World (Spanish: La guerra del fin del mundo) is a 1981 novel written by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

The War of the End of the World (Spanish: La guerra del fin del mundo) is a 1981 novel written by Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa.

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 "for his cartography of structures of. .

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. Библиографические данные.

Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the key figures from the literary movement called the ‘Latin American Boom,’ one . The War of the End of the World (1981). This novel was Vargas Llosa’s first work of historical fiction, and is based on events that took place in Brazil in the late 19th century.

Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the key figures from the literary movement called the ‘Latin American Boom,’ one most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s and which pushed Latin American literature to the forefront of the international scene. Born in Peru, Vargas Llosa has been shaped by his experiences under a military dictatorship and a corrupt society. Here’s our picks for his best books to check out. Ⓒ Faber & Faber. The Time of the Hero (1963).

The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels

The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the unforgettable story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, a libertarian paradise. publisher's web site. 2 932. Published: 1981. In these three plays-each introduced by the author-Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed novelist and a cultural and political figure in Peru, explores the complexities of Peruvian society and the writer's imagination. 1 189. Published: 1990.

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Cae
War of the End of the world is a brilliant novel that is quite long and almost never lags.I read it in the way you read a better mystery or horror novel, I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.The difference being, WAR has alot more substance than the typical genre novel.The story is set in late 19th century Brazil.The monarchy has been overthrown and the country is now a republic.An itinerant Catholic preacher( not a priest) called the Counselor, turns against the republic for a variety of reasons and with his followers seizes control of Canudos, a hacienda owned by the Baron.The Counselor gathers around him a large following of the poor , the wretched and a number of former outlaws.He isn't preaching revolution and isn't trying to overthrow the government which he deems Satanic.If I understand things correctly, he's gathering in the righteous and waiting for the end of the world.The government can't accept this and decides to crush Canudos.The assumption is , it will be easy .It takes three military expeditions to do it, with much carnage.

What makes the novel so compelling is that the author is deeply interested in how religion and politics intersected to create modern Latin America and to some degree the broader modern world.At the heart of the novel is a complex power game played by various elites.The old elite is on its last legs.It 's the conservative , Catholic aristocracy which is embodied in the character of the Baron.The Baron is horrified by what's happened at Canudos.He's lost some major property.Adding insult to injury,his main political rivals,the progressive republicans claim - dishonestly- that he and his ilk are actually in league with the Counselor.The Baron concludes it's time to change if anything is to remain the same and forms an alliance with the progressives to crush Canudos.The new bourgeois progressive ruling class is no more in touch with the "masses" then the old aristocrats ( arguably less so).It's also doubtful that their hold on power will be of long duration.Waiting in the wings is the military.There are two characters who coming from different perspectives see this as the charade that it to some degree is, the Baron and Galileo Gall , a British anarchist and phrenologist who is instinctively drawn to Canudos.

The book goes in some strange directions near the end and it is a resolutely down beat novel.However, MVL show himself to be a master of narrative here and it's one of the most intellectually stimulating books I've read in ages.
Cel
If you're only going to read one novel this year by a Latin American author make it this one.

The novel centers itself on a real incident, the razing and massacre of a community of ex-slaves, mestisos, and others at Canudos Brazil in 1897 by government forces. The community was led by a charismatic leader whose theology was a lethal brew of catholic mysticism and anti-government paranoia.

The community which he founded has been estimated to have reached a population of approximately 25,000 at its height. It was located in the extreme north of the state of Bahia, a rough, unforgiving area where infrastructure was unknown and small towns and settlements were connected to the outside world by cattle tracks.

Government intuitions and basic development in Bahia were concentrated along the coast. Even a couple hundred miles inland the government essentially disappeared except for the largely infective rural police.

The area teemed with bandit bands that collected extortion from the large haciendas and terrorized small settlements with raw violence.

On top of this the inhabitants were routinely punished by cycles of extended droughts that drove the subsistence farmers off the land, forced the abandonment of settlements and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands through starvation, the rigors of forced migration and disease.

The individuals who could exert any kind of force in the area were the white landed oligarchs who had amassed large tracts of land, had their own hired guns and were plugged into the political machine in Salvador.

Into that brutal explosive landscape wanders Mario Vargas Llosa's cast of characters, navigating the dangers as best they can, sometimes successfully, sometimes not, until in one form or another, they are reeled into the simmering tragedy at Canudos.

Lloas is a wonderful story teller and the reader is pulled along by his narrative that speaks with voices from each level of the social strata.

Skillfully he starts with a series of small panoramas that expand, grow and morph into a grand scale where all the different pieces meld into whole clothe.
Majin
The book is long and demanding ... so many relevant things about war and abuses that go on to this day ... so many things parallel our world today it is astounding ... just finished the book and will be thinking about it for longer than I should ... watching religion dying in our present culture this book could have been written, metaphorically, today .... and when I checked on the area in Brazil where it takes place i found out it is under water after a dann was built ... BIZARRE