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Deep within the remote backlands of 19th-century Brazil sits Canudosa libertarian paradise. Home of prostitutes, bandits, beggars, Canudos embodies the revolutionary spirit in its purest and most apocalyptic form. In one of his most brilliant and tragic novels, Mario Vargas Llosa creates an unforgettable tale of passion, idealism, adventure, and man's struggle to be free.

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"A modern tragedy on the grand scale...As dark as spilled blood." Salman Rushdie, The New Republic

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"A magnificent storyteller...[Vargas Llosa] gives us a cast of unforgettable characters swept up in the upheaval....This is the work of a master, coming into full realization of his powers." The Boston Sunday Globe

About the Author

Mario Vargas Llosa is the author of twelve novels, including Death in the Andes, In Praise of the Stepmother, The Storyteller, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, and The War of the End of the World, which are all available from Penguin in English. In 1995, he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. Vargas Llosa lives in London.

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zingkey, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by zingkey)
This book describes the birth of the Brazilian Republic through the lives of individuals who shaped it or exploited it or sought to destroy it. It is brutal and haunting and the intricacies of each life are written with such great imagination. I read this book at the beginning of 2012 and still find myself imagining the scenes of insurrection and war.
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Catherine L Mommsen, March 14, 2012 (view all comments by Catherine L Mommsen)
From Quixotic beginning to heartrending end, this epic tale is filled with humor, delight, dismay, insight, and unforgettable strong characters. Based on the historical circumstances surrounding Anthony the Counselor who established Canudos near Belo Monte, Brazil in the 19th century, a mecca for the wretched and the damned. Lovingly told with compassion and understanding, a story you will not want to end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140262605
Author:
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Lane, Helen R.
Author:
Llosa, Mario Vargas
Author:
Lane, Helen R.
Author:
Lane, Helen
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Brazil History Canudos Campaign, 1893-1897 Fiction.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19970201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.74x5.16x1.01 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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