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La Verdad de las Mentiras A brilliant writer explains in detail the creative process behind 6 of his masterworks Reading this book is akin to taking a course from a Nobel prize winning writer This is one of those books that I think will prove to be instrumental in the development of my own writing My favorite parts in the book were the explanations behind the concepts of his books The process by which he performed his research The humility by which he explains he approached his books The very depths of research that he chose to undertake were monumental Real interviews from the characters he chose to write about This deep immersion he states proved in the end to be indispensable The likes of which had he not undertaken would have probably left his books lacking in the necessary colorsMario Vargas Llosa has a penchant for writing about meta concepts or abstractions within abstractions The writer writing about the writer writing about the story He goes in depth into this process and this was most definitely one of my favorite aspects of this tutorial Another of my favorite parts in this particular book were the author's explanations that a fictitious work that is open about it's fictitiousness can be very useful and bring joy to our objective and subjective reality Mario explains that what is dangerous and detrimental to human societies is fictitious works that present themselves as objective reality The writer uses great examples stemming from books on political ideology The ideas presented in Utopian political ideologies being not grounded in objective reality have actually proven to be uite detrimental for Latin American countries Even though he admits that their intentions were good and noble the Utopian idealism behind some of the political ideologies that have raced over the world in bloody revolutions to overthrow oppressive regimes have in fact proven to be just as bloody as the cruelty inflicted by the oppressive regimes Mario Vargas Llosa argues that this is due to the fictitious nature of these ideologies What I think that he is saying is that the idea inherent in most revolutionary political ideologies that one could bring down a makeshift paradise for everyone on earth is antithetical to the actual reality in which we reside The reality is that reality is not perfect Everything around us is subject to change growth decay sickness and death Not to mention the illusory nature of our own reality and even of what we perceive to be our own selves And let's not forget our own inherent limitations and dreadful ignorance of many things under the sun If one were to think about this deeply enough one could veritably go down a deep philosophical rabbit's hole of which we would not be able to escape even with the help of Alice the Mad Hatter all of the assorted Red ueen's playing cards and the Cheshire cat So at the risk of ending this review abruptly this will just have to do so as to save us from the deep abyssal mire of philosophical excrement in which we could find ourselves in Vargas Llosa is one of my favorite authors of fiction so I had to read this and did so a number of years ago Based on eight lectures Vargas Llosa gave detailing his personal vision of fiction writing it's a sweeping and personal introduction to how he sees writing Latin America and himself It's worth reading certainly if you like Vargas Llosa but not as nuanced as I'd hoped he could have expanded the lectures to include further discourse in the book as it's rather slim For a better general view of a writer's work and opinions based on lectures given at a university I would suggested Hélène Cixous' Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing Still a good book and not very long A beautiful collection of essays on 35 of some of the best novels from the 20th centuryfrom one of the best writers of the 20th and present century and last year's2010winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureMario Vargas Llosa An amazing bookfeels like you're taking a course on literatureEach essay is a joy to readthey combine historybiographythe reasons and moments in time in which each book was writtenthe style that was useand above all Vargas Llosa's opinion and comment about each novelA surprise was to find only one novel from the spanish speaking worldand this one from the cuban writer Alejo Carpentier's El Reino De Este MundoI was expecting to find Julio Cortazar Garcia MaruezBennedetiCarlos FuentesetcThe book is one of the best from Vargas Llosaas good as his novelsmaking you want to go in search of those books he wakes up in you the appetite for reading them allHe shares with you the magic and joy of readingthe power of readingthe need of reading I read than I initially wanted I couldn't help myself from reading about books I haven't read yet But I definitely want to after that As I said or at least thought I like Llosa's criticism and apreciate a lot the tone he uses and how he avoids interpretating evreything for you the analysis he does and the details he notices so acuratelyThough he criticized Steinbeck's East of Eden which I loved or at least it's configuration and his narrative techniue I wasn't bothered He didn't overreact he gave Caesar what was Caesar's The books I've read aboutDeath in Venice Thomas MannDubliners James JoyceManhattan Transfer John Dos PassosMrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf I almost think I liked the article than I'll ever like a Woolf book time will tellDSteppenwolf Herman HesseL'etranger Albert CamusThe Old Man and the Sea Ernest HemingwayEast of Eden John SteinbeckLolita Vladimir NabokovThe Tin Drum Günter GrassThe End of The Affair Graham GreeneDoctor Jivago Boris PasternakThe House of the Sleeping Beauty Yasunari Kawabata 13 out of 35so I'm not sure I should call this a read book I'll come back to it of course after I read some of the books he presented hereOh And the epilogue he added in a later edition about life and literarure is excelent He argued very well the need of literature that is and obvious throughout the world I share his opinion about introducing people to literature from an early age; it's family's responsability to help them in discovering itAlso in the prologue a sort of introduction to the book Llosa ingeminates what he discussed in 'Letters to a young novelist' great novels tell the truth only poor novels lieA little tribute to what the Spanish Inuizition revealed and overall good analysis of The truth of lies good stuff here Excellent collection of essayslectures In each essay Vargas Llosa reflects on one of his novels and writes about what inspired it how he wrote it and what he was intending to accomplish Worthwhile reading for anyone who aspires to be a writer or wants deeper insight into the thought process of a novelist I have finally found out what it's like to fall in love with a book of literary criticism I read this book in two days without being able to let it down It's full of beautiful and wise words on the importance of literature in life and it also provides some of the most accurate and easy to understand critical opinions on the most important books of the 20th century I loved this book Not just because I'm a Vargas Llosa fan but also because he talks about how he does what he does His style is so smooth you forget that he has worked a lot to get where he is and that he's just great at it La vida es una y tiene límites La lectura de novelas los revienta y lo ue era una se convierte en mil infinitas Ése es el mayor poder de la literatura y este libro nos hace participar de él«Hay ue leer buenos libros e incitar y enseñar a leer a los ue vienen detrás como un uehacer imprescindible porue él impregna y enriuece a todos los demás»Mario Vargas LlosaLolita Muerte en Venecia El extranjero Manhattan Transfer Trópico de Cáncer y El tambor de hojalata son solo algunas de las obras del siglo XX de las ue nos habla Mario Vargas Llosa en estas páginas Revela con sus palabras la íntima relación de su lectura con las posibilidades de ampliar nuestra experiencia vitalA estos ensayos se añade un prólogo con reflexiones lúcidas y apasionadas sobre el sentido de la ficción y un epílogo Este espléndido cierre resulta una incitación y una seducción hacia el placer de leer además de una inmersión en las opiniones del autor uno de los escritores más geniales de nuestro tiempo sobre la función de la literatura y el presente y el futuro del libro A collection of highly readable essays full of historical and literary insight autobiographical revelations straightforward self analysis and sound advice about writing reviews for the ones i already read and maybe inclined me to read some of the others


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