Conversation in the Cathedral (Paperback)

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"Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the master storytellers of our time." — Chicago Tribune

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature comes a haunting novel about power, corruption, and the complex search for identity.

Conversation in The Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town.

Through a complicated web of secrets and historical references, Mario Vargas Llosa analyzes the mental and moral mechanisms that govern power and the people behind it. More than a historic analysis, Conversation in The Cathedral is a groundbreaking novel that tackles identity as well as the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a people and a nation.

About the Author


Mario Vargas Llosa, uno de los más destacados novelistas contemporáneos latinoamericanos, se lanzó a la fama con su novela La ciudad y los perros que obtuvo el Premio Biblioteca Breve y el Premio de la Crítica. Novelas posteriores son, entre otras, La casa verde (Premio de la Crítica y Premio Internacional de Literatura Rómulo Gallegos), Conversación en La Catedral, La guerra del fin del mundo y Lituma en los Andes con la que obtuvo el Premio Planeta 1993. Ha publicado también obras teatrales, ensayos y memorias. En 1986 compartió con Rafael Lapesa el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras y en 1994 se le concedió el Premio Miguel de Cervantes de Literatura.

Praise For…


“[Vargas Llosa possesses]. . . a technical skill that brings him closer to the heirs of Flaubert and Henry James.” — New York Times Book Review

"Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the master storytellers of our time." — Chicago Tribune Book World



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060732806
ISBN-10: 0060732806
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 1st, 2005
Pages: 608
Language: English
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