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"You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be." -- Mario Vargas Llosa
Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa (; born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, and Nobel Prize laureate. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading authors 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. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

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.

Vargas Llosa rose to fame in the 1960s with novels such as The Time of the Hero (La ciudad y los perros, literally The City and the Dogs, 1963/1966), The Green House (La casa verde, 1965/1968), and the monumental Conversation in the Cathedral (Conversación en la catedral, 1969/1975). 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 (1973/1978) and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1977/1982), 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. 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 authors, Vargas Llosa has been politically active throughout his career; over the course of his life, he has gradually moved from the political left towards the right. While he initially supported the Cuban revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, Vargas Llosa later became disenchanted. He ran for the Peruvian presidency in 1990 with the center-right Frente Democrático (FREDEMO) coalition, advocating neoliberal reforms. He has subsequently supported moderate conservative candidates.

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Total Books: 460
Notes on the Death of Culture Essays on Spectacle and Society
Cinco esquinas
2016 - Cinco Esquinas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941999707
ISBN-10: 1941999700
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Discreet Hero A Novel
2016 - The Discreet Hero a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250081629
ISBN-10: 1250081629
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La guerra del fin del mundo
2015 - La Guerra Del Fin Del Mundo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788490625613
ISBN-10: 8490625611
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La ta Julia y el escribidor
2015 - La Ta Julia Y El Escribidor [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788490625675
ISBN-10: 8490625670
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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La casa verde
2015 - La Casa Verde [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788490625897
ISBN-10: 8490625891
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El hablador
2015 - El Hablador [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788490626085
ISBN-10: 8490626081
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La tentacin de lo imposible
2015 - La Tentacin De Lo Imposible [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788490626214
ISBN-10: 8490626219
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La verdad de las mentiras
2015 - La Verdad De Las Mentiras [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788490626108
ISBN-10: 8490626103
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La orga perpetua
2015 - La Orga Perpetua [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788490626177
ISBN-10: 8490626170
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fonchito y la luna
2015 - Fonchito Y La Luna [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071107312
ISBN-10: 6071107318
Genre: Children's Books
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La civilizacin del espectculo
2015 - La Civilizacin Del Espectculo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9786071135377
ISBN-10: 6071135370
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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La literatura es mi venganza
2015 - La Literatura Es Mi Venganza [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433963741
ISBN-10: 8433963740
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cartas a un Jven Novelista
2015 - Cartas a Un Jven Novelista [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781508606963
ISBN-10: 150860696X
Genre: Reference
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El hroe discreto
2013 - El Hroe Discreto [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781622631193
ISBN-10: 1622631196
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Dream of the Celt A Novel
2013 - The Dream of the Celt a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250033321
ISBN-10: 1250033322
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Alles Boulevard
2013 - Alles Boulevard (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518423745
ISBN-10: 3518423746
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Civilizacao do Espetaculo
2013 - Civilizacao Do Espetaculo [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788539004942
ISBN-10: 8539004941
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Cartas a un joven novelista
2012 - Cartas a Un Joven Novelista [Letters to a Young Novelist - Spanish Edition - Ensayo Punto de Lectura] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788466325660
ISBN-10: 8466325662
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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La ciudad y los perros Edicion Conmemorativa Del Cincuentenario
2012 - La Ciudad Y Los Perros Edicion Conmemorativa Del Cincuentenario [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420412337
ISBN-10: 8420412333
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
2012 - Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571288601
ISBN-10: 057128860X
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2012 - La Civilizacion Del Espectaculo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - La Utopia Arcaica Jose Maria Arguedas Y Las Ficciones Del Indigenismo [Ensayo Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2011 - Quien Mato a Palomino Molero [Spanish Edition - Who Killed Palomino Molero?] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2011 - El VIaje a La Ficcion [Spanish Edition - A Flight Into Fiction - Ensayo Punto de Lectura] (Paperback)
2011 - Elogio De La Madrastra [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
2010 - El Pez En El Agua [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Mi Primer Mario Vargas Llosa Fonchito Y La Luna [Mi Primer / My First - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2010 - La Utopia Arcaica / the Archaic Utopia [Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa / Mario Vargas Llosa Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - La Verdad De Las Mentiras / the Truth About Lies [Punto De Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - La Libertad Y La VIda [Fuera De Coleccion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Travesuras De La Nina Mala / the Bad Girl [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Lituma En Los Andes [Esenciales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Elogio Da Madrasta [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2008 - Carta De Batalla Por Tirant Lo Blanc [Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - El Paraiso En La Otra Esquina/ the Way to Paradise [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Wellsprings [The Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature] (Hardcover)
2008 - Pantaleon Y Las VIsitadoras [Narrativa Punto de Lectura] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Novelas Y Teatros / Novels and Plays [1987-1997 - Obras Completas: Opera Mundi / Complete Works: Opera Mundi - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2007 - Conversacion En La Catedral/ Conversation in the Cathedral [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Novelas 1969-1977 / Novels 1969-1977 [Obras Completas / Complete Works - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2007 - Los Andes [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - La VIe En Mouvement [French Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - La Tentacion De Lo Imposible [Punto de Lectura] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Novelas Y Teatro 1981-1986/ Novels and Plays 1981-1986 [Obras Completas De Mario Vargas Llosa/ Complete Works of Mario Vargas Llosa - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2004 - Novelas / Novels [1969-1977 - Obras Completas: Opera Mundi / Complete Works: Opera Mundi - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2004 - Narraciones Y Novelas 1959-1967 / Short Stories and Novels 1959-1967 [Obras Completas: Opera Mundi / Complete Works: Opera Mundi - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2003 - Hij Que Es La Globalizacion [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Threebies Mario Vargas Llosa [Faber "Threebies"] (Paperback)
2002 - El Lenguaje De La Pasin [Punto De Lectura, 3/7] (Paperback)
2002 - Martn Chambi 1920-1950 [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2001 - Andes (Hardcover)
2001 - La Fiesta Del Chivo [Punto de Lectura] (Paperback)Paperback
2000 - En El Reino Del Espanto [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Conversacin En La Catedral [Biblioteca Mario Vargas Llosa] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Una Historia No Oficial [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
1995 - Lituma En Los Andes/lituma in the Andes [Coleccion Autores Espanoles E Hispanoamericanos] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - Los Cachorros / Les Chiots [Bilingual French and Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1991 - Los Jefes Los Cachorros [El Libro de bolsillo ; 700 : Sección Literatura] (Paperback)Paperback
1989 - Martin Chambi 1920-1950 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1978 - L'orgie Perptuelle [Flaubert et Madame Bovary] (Paperback)
1976 - El Cuento Hispanoamericano Contemporneo Antologa [Colección Arbolí, 1 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Fiction the Power of Lies [Meredith memorial lecture] (Paperback)
Entre Sartre Y Camus [Coleccion La Nave y el puerto : ensayo/critica] (Paperback)
Literature and Freedom [CIS occasional papers] (Paperback)
Botero [L'Autre musee - French Edition] (Paperback)
Al Pie Del Tamesis [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
La Orgia Perpetua [Libro amigo ; 1502/626 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Obras Escogidas Novelas Y Cuentos [Biblioteca de autores modernos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Diario De Irak [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
La Orgia Perpetua Flaubert Y Madame Bovary [Persiles ; 80 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Los Jefes Los Cachorros [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
La Senorita De Tacna Pieza En Dos Actos [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Kathie Y El Hipopotamo [Biblioteca breve] (Paperback)
Contra VIento Y Marea [1962-1982 - Biblioteca breve] (Paperback)Paperback
Historia De Mayta/the Real Life of Alejandro Mayta [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Chunga/the Jest [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Loco De Los Balcones Teatro [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Conversacion En La Catedral II [Spanish Edition - Obras Maestras de la Literatura Contemporanea] (Hardcover)Paperback
Los Jefes-los Cachorros [Fiction, Poetry & Drama] (Paperback)
Contra VIento Y Marea 1962-1982 [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Jose Maria Arguedas Entre Sapos Y Halcones [Coleccion Plural - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Travessuras Da Menina Ma [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Los Jefes [Serie Roja Alfaguara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback