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El pez en el agua (Spanish Edition) (edition 2016)
by Mario Vargas Llosa (Author)
A Fish in the Water: A Memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140248900, Paperback)In 1990, Mario Vargas Llosa decided to run for the presidency of his native Peru, campaigning on a platform of economic reform and stringent counterterrorism against the Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path. His campaign against (and ultimate defeat by) Alberto Fujimori was the stuff of international headlines, transforming an eminent writer into a politician of world stature. A Fish in the Water is Vargas Llosa's disarming and deeply absorbing response to that profoundly heady - and troubling - experience. This is a twofold book: a memoir of the formation of one of Latin America's most celebrated artists, from his birth in Arequipa in 1936 to his departure for Europe to make his career as a writer, and, in alternating chapters, the story of Vargas Llosa's organization of the reform movement which culminated in his bid for the presidency. In this richly personal work, Vargas Llosa evokes the experiences which gave rise to his fiction, including his stay at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy, which was the basis of his first book, The Time of the Hero, and his desperate attempts to marry while still a minor, as recounted in hilarious detail in Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. In parallel, he describes the social, literary, and political influences that led him to enter the political arena as a crusader for modern democracy and a free-market economy. Offering an unexpectedly intimate look at how fact becomes fiction and at the formation of a courageous and original politician and thinker. A Fish in the Water reveals Mario Vargas Llosa as a world figure whose real story is just beginning.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:38 -0400)
El trabajo del reconocido escritor peruano nos ha permitido entrever en los ašnos clave de su juventud hasta su candidatura a la presidencia del Per‚u. Estos son austeras, sin adornos, las verdades reveladas a trav‚es de su prosa hipn‚otica y magistral. La tensa relaci‚on entre el autor y su padre severo y violento, el descubrimiento de su vocaci‚on de escritor como un medio para oponerse a el autoritarismo de los padres, el precoz bohemia, la boda precipitada con la t‚ia Julia (t‚ia Julia) y la intensa, breve pero , la carrera pol‚itica del escritor.
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