Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion
With novels including The War of the End of the World, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto and The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa has established an international reputation as one of the Latin America's most important authors. A man of diverse interests, he is a playwright and his critical studies of Garcia Marquez, Flaubert, Sartre and Camus are internationally respected. He has also produced and hosted The Tower of Babel, the Peruvian television show that looks at every aspect of Latin American culture from Borges to boxing. A football fanatic, he covered the 1982 World Cup for Peru. Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Ritz Paris Hemingway Award in March 1985 for The War of the End of the World and the Neil Gunn International Fellowship in 1986.
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