In Praise of the Stepmother - Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen Lane Reviews
Description:ISBN 0571141358 / Genre: Fiction / An erotic novel in which, little by little, the shadow of perversion darkens the extraordinary ... more
In Praise of the Stepmother - Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen Lane ... happiness and harmony of the characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and the corrupting power of innocence are the book's main themes.
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Mario Vargas Llosa In Praise of the Stepmother
Pages: 160, Edition: New Ed, Mass Market Paperback, Faber & Faber
Last Update 05.12.2013 08:28
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by - written on 18/09/01, updated on 16/10/01 (Very useful, 602 readings)
Mario Vargas Llosa (pronounced Yosha) is Peru’s literary genius. His most successful and well-known novel is Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. I think what distinguishes Llosa’s writing is its diversity – no two books are exactly alike in subject, style or effect, and yet they are patently his books (a neat trick, that). From the comic entanglement of soap opera and a real life soap opera-esque love affair in Aunt Julia, to the apocalyptic vision of The War at the End of the World and its messianic madman’s journey that is coloured in the finest, most detailed brushstrokes of character and narrative, Llosa retains a cast to his writing that is ... Read the complete review
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