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The Resource A companion to Mario Vargas Llosa, Sabine Köllmann

A companion to Mario Vargas Llosa, Sabine Köllmann

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A companion to Mario Vargas Llosa
Title
A companion to Mario Vargas Llosa
Statement of responsibility
Sabine Köllmann
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. His lifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently involves him in controversy. Against the backdrop of Vargas Llosa's political and intellectual development this study brings out the continuities and interrelations that give unity and coherence to a diverse body of work. It highlights the thematic concerns that re-emerge at different points in his writing and link Vargas Llosa's journalism and essays with his fiction: the effects of social ills on the individual, the nature of fiction, and the importance of literature for society. The novels at the centre of his work combine passionate storytelling with technical complexity and an often playful experimentation with genres. This book not only provides a comprehensive overview of Vargas Llosa's writing in the context of his intellectual biography, but looks in detail at each individual work, summarizing contents and analyzing the interplay of form, language, and meaning. A bibliography and suggestions for further reading complement this Companion which will serve the general reader as much as the undergraduate and scholar. Sabine Köllmann is an independent academic writer living in London
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UkCbUP
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1960-
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Köllmann, Sabine
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
Z6927 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Vargas Llosa, Mario
  • Vargas Llosa, Mario
Label
A companion to Mario Vargas Llosa, Sabine Köllmann
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. A lifetime of reading and writing. Two sides of a vocation : writer and intellectual -- Truth and lies : literary theory and criticism -- Journalism and essays : from art to politics -- Part 2. The narrative work. Prelude : Los jefes (1959) -- Experimenting with form and language : narratives of the 1960s and 1970s -- Towards the total novel : La guerra del fin del mundo (1981) -- Experimenting with genres : novels of the 1980s and after -- Interlude : the demons of literature and politics (El pez en el agua, 1993) -- The return of the grand design : La fiesta del chivo (2000), El paraíso en la otra esquina (2003) and El sueño del celta (2010) -- Part 3. Works for the theatre. Life's dreams : the storyteller on stage
Control code
CR9781782042037
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781855662698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A companion to Mario Vargas Llosa, Sabine Köllmann
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. A lifetime of reading and writing. Two sides of a vocation : writer and intellectual -- Truth and lies : literary theory and criticism -- Journalism and essays : from art to politics -- Part 2. The narrative work. Prelude : Los jefes (1959) -- Experimenting with form and language : narratives of the 1960s and 1970s -- Towards the total novel : La guerra del fin del mundo (1981) -- Experimenting with genres : novels of the 1980s and after -- Interlude : the demons of literature and politics (El pez en el agua, 1993) -- The return of the grand design : La fiesta del chivo (2000), El paraíso en la otra esquina (2003) and El sueño del celta (2010) -- Part 3. Works for the theatre. Life's dreams : the storyteller on stage
Control code
CR9781782042037
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781855662698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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