Mario Vargas Llosa quotes

Mario Vargas Llosa photo
30   2

Mario Vargas Llosa

Birthdate: 28. March 1936

Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquess of Vargas Llosa , more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa , is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist and college professor. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. In 2010 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat."Vargas Llosa rose to international fame in the 1960s with novels such as The Time of the Hero , The Green House , and the monumental Conversation in the Cathedral . He writes prolifically across an array of literary genres, including literary criticism and journalism. His novels include comedies, murder mysteries, historical novels, and political thrillers. Several, such as Captain Pantoja and the Special Service and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter , have been adapted as feature films.

Many of Vargas Llosa's works are influenced by the writer's perception of Peruvian society and his own experiences as a native Peruvian. Increasingly, however, he has expanded his range, and tackled themes that arise from other parts of the world. In his essays, Vargas Llosa has made many criticisms of nationalism in different parts of the world. Another change over the course of his career has been a shift from a style and approach associated with literary modernism, to a sometimes playful postmodernism.

Like many Latin American writers, Vargas Llosa has been politically active throughout his career. While he initially supported the Cuban revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, Vargas Llosa later became disenchanted with its policies, particularly after the imprisonment of Cuban poet Heberto Padilla in 1971. He ran for the Peruvian presidency in 1990 with the center-right Frente Democrático coalition, advocating classical liberal reforms, but lost the election to Alberto Fujimori. He is the person who, in 1990, "coined the phrase that circled the globe," declaring on Mexican television, "Mexico is the perfect dictatorship," a statement which became an adage during the following decade.

Mario Vargas Llosa is also one of the 25 leading figures on the Information and Democracy Commission launched by Reporters Without Borders. Wikipedia

Works

The Time of the Hero
The Time of the Hero
Mario Vargas Llosa
The Bad Girl
The Bad Girl
Mario Vargas Llosa
The Storyteller
The Storyteller
Mario Vargas Llosa

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Similar authors

Christopher Morley photo
Christopher Morley30
American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet
Ernest Hemingway photo
Ernest Hemingway501
American author and journalist
Olavo de Carvalho photo
Olavo de Carvalho6
Brazilian journalist, essayist and professor of philosophy
Albert Camus photo
Albert Camus208
French author and journalist
Gabriel García Márquez photo
Gabriel García Márquez218
Colombian writer
Italo Calvino photo
Italo Calvino44
Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels
George Orwell photo
George Orwell465
English author and journalist
Toni Morrison photo
Toni Morrison184
American writer
Herta Müller photo
Herta Müller28
German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist
Wisława Szymborska photo
Wisława Szymborska92
Polish writer
Today anniversaries
Zig Ziglar photo
Zig Ziglar87
American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
Jeffrey Dahmer photo
Jeffrey Dahmer6
American serial killer, cannibal and necrophile 1960 - 1994
Bashō Matsuo photo
Bashō Matsuo46
Japanese poet 1644 - 1694
Carol Gilligan photo
Carol Gilligan6
American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist 1936
Another 62 today anniversaries
Similar authors
Christopher Morley photo
Christopher Morley30
American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet
Ernest Hemingway photo
Ernest Hemingway501
American author and journalist
Olavo de Carvalho photo
Olavo de Carvalho6
Brazilian journalist, essayist and professor of philosophy
Albert Camus photo
Albert Camus208
French author and journalist
Gabriel García Márquez photo
Gabriel García Márquez218
Colombian writer