The Resource Temptation of the word : the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, Efraín Kristal

Temptation of the word : the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, Efraín Kristal

Label
Temptation of the word : the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa
Title
Temptation of the word
Title remainder
the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa
Statement of responsibility
Efraín Kristal
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Temptation of the Word is an ambitious and careful reading of the creative process - the origin of themes and the development of literary techniques - that Mario Vargas Llosa has brought to each of his novels, published through 1997. To understand the novelist's intellectual environment, Kristal analyzes the entire corpus of Vargas Llosa's writings (including his many books of essays and his plays), his literary influences in several languages, his intellectual biography, and his polemical activism in contentious times, all in the light of the evolution of his political views and concept of literature. Kristal's analysis of each of the novels sheds light on how literary techniques, themes, and character types appear, recur, and are transformed over the four decades Vargas Llosa has been active as a writer of narrative fiction. In turn, Kristal's close readings are enriched by other sections of the book that offer insights into the intellectual currents and the political ideas that are addressed in Vargas Llosa's novels. This method brings to bear the most pertinent contextual debates, such as a discussion of the way his works borrow from, and sometimes rewrite, masterpieces, by Conrad, Faulkner, Flaubert, Malraux, Stendahl, and Tolstoy, as well as exemplary works in the Latin American narrative tradition
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kristal, Efraín
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
Z697 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Label
Temptation of the word : the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, Efraín Kristal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-248) and index
Contents
The writer's commitment -- The novels of the 1960s -- The transition -- Against wind and tide -- The novels of the 1980s
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780826513014
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97021194
System control number
  • 1303529-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1303529
  • (Sirsi) o37331514
  • (OCoLC)37331514
Label
Temptation of the word : the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, Efraín Kristal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-248) and index
Contents
The writer's commitment -- The novels of the 1960s -- The transition -- Against wind and tide -- The novels of the 1980s
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780826513014
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97021194
System control number
  • 1303529-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1303529
  • (Sirsi) o37331514
  • (OCoLC)37331514

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