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Wellsprings

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When a novelist, essayist, and critic searches for the wellsprings of his own work, where does he turn? Mario Vargas Llosa - Peruvian writer, presidential contender, and public intellectual - answers this most personal question in this collection of essays. In "Four Centuries of Don Quixote," he revisits the quintessential Spanish novel - a fiction about fiction whose ebullient prose still questions the certainties  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
Wellsprings.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)656852311
Named Person: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Jorge Luis Borges; José Ortega y Gasset; Isaiah Berlin; Karl R Popper; Isaiah Berlin; Jorge Luis Borges; José Ortega y Gasset; Karl R Popper
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 9780674028364 0674028368
OCLC Number: 180190741
Notes: A collection of essays, based in part on previously given lectures. Chapters 1-3 are based on the lectures given at Emory University in 2006 as the Richard Ellmann lectures in modern literature--Cf. Acknowledgments, p. [201].
Description: 202 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Four centuries of Don Quixote --
The fictions of Borges --
Ortega y Gasset and the revival of a liberal --
The challenge of nationalism --
Fiction and reality in Latin America --
Isaiah Berlin, a hero of our time --
Updating Karl Popper.
Responsibility: Mario Vargas Llosa.
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When a master novelist, essayist, and critic searches for the wellsprings of his own work, where does he turn? Here, the author a Peruvian writer, presidential contender, and public intellectual -  Read more...

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