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The Storyteller

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At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer happens upon a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man...that the storyteller is not an Indian at all but an old school friend, Saul Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas's transformation from a modern to a central member of the unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of identity, storytelling, and truth, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to our origins, abandoning one in order to find meaning in both.

Synopsis:

The story of a Peruvian Jew, Saul — an outsider by ethnicity and appearance — as he is transformed from a conscience-stricken, modern man obsessed with the survival of the pre-modern peoples of the Amazon into a member of the tribe, indeed the tribal storyteller.

About the Author

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individuals resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Perus foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking worlds most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374270858
Subtitle:
A Novel
Translator:
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Author:
Llosa, Mario Vargas
Author:
Vargas, Mario
Author:
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Author:
Lane, Helen
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19891108
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 1 in

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The story of a Peruvian Jew, Saul — an outsider by ethnicity and appearance — as he is transformed from a conscience-stricken, modern man obsessed with the survival of the pre-modern peoples of the Amazon into a member of the tribe, indeed the tribal storyteller.

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