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The storyteller

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer stares with fascination at the photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man ... that the storyteller is not an Indian at all, but his old school friend, Saúl Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas - a Jew, a perpetual outsider - flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0140143491 9780140143492
OCLC Number: 21409434
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989"--Title page verso.
Translation of: El hablador.
Description: 245 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Hablador.
Responsibility: Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Helen Lane.
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"At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer stares with fascination at the photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man ... that the storyteller is not an Indian at all, but his old school friend, Saúl Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas - a Jew, a perpetual outsider - flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas' transformation from a modern man to a central member, the voice and the chronicler, of the primitive unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of identity, storytelling, and truth, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to the world of our origins, abandoning one in order to find the meaning in both."--Back cover.

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