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A Haunting tale of power, corruption, and the complex search for identity.

Conversation in The Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town.

Through a complicated web of secrets and historical references, Mario Vargas Llosa analyzes the mental and moral mechanisms that govern power and the people behind it. More than a historic analysis, Conversation in The Cathedral is a groundbreaking novel that tackles identity as well as the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a people and a nation.

About the Author

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Arequipa, Peru. He attended the University of San Marcos in Lima, and later obtained his doctorate from the University of Madrid. His novels include Conversation in the Cathedral, The Green House, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, In Praise of the Stepmother, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto, and more recently, The Feast of the Goat and The Way to Paradise. He lives in London.

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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Harper Perennial
Rabassa, Gregory
Llosa, Mario Vargas
by Mario Vargas Llosa
by Mario Vargas Llosa
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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