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A literary apprenticeship in eleven letters, by the internationally acclaimed master of the novel.

In the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about our common literary endeavor.

A writer, in his view, is a being seized by an insatiable appetite for creation, a rebel, and a dreamer. But dreams, when set down on paper, require disciplined development, and so Vargas Llosa undertakes to supply the tools of transformation. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe — Borges, Bierce, Céline, Cortázar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet — he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, examining time, space, style, and structure, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create.

Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and reread by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters.

Synopsis:

Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe—Borges, Bierce, Céline, Cortázar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet—he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create. Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and re-read by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters.

About the Author

Mario Vargas Llosa's novels include Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, In Praise of the Stepmother, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto, and The Feast of the Goat. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312421724
Author:
Mario Vargas Llosa and Natasha Wimmer
Publisher:
Picador USA
Translator:
Wimmer, Natasha
Author:
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Author:
Vargas, Mario
Author:
Wimmer, Natasha
Author:
Llosa, Mario Vargas
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Imaginary letters
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Letters
Edition Number:
1st Picador ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
52
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.34 x 5.54 x 0.38 in

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Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe—Borges, Bierce, Céline, Cortázar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet—he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create. Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and re-read by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters.

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