From Parable to Pedagogy: Mario Vargas Llosa's war on Fanaticism

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Grey House publishing/Salem Press.
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Chapter
Citation:
Critical Insights. Mario Vargas Llosa., 2014, 1st, pp. 131 - 145 (14)
Issue Date:
2014-01
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Mario Vargas Llosas novelistic production after Conversation in The Cathedral (1969) increasingly became over-determined by the context of the Cold War and moved from parables of moral corruption to thinly disguised pedagogical instruction on ideology and fanaticism, marked by an authorial anxiety over reader reception. Two novels in particular represent this trend in his oeuvre: The War of the End of the World (1981) and The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta (1984).
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