Mario Vargas Llosa reading schedule

March 30th, 2012 § 0 comments

For several weeks now, I have been contemplating adding another reading/reviewing series to the Faulkner Friday weekly (or roughly speaking; I will be caught up by the end of the weekend, I hope).  I wanted to cover an author whose work could be seen as a complement of sorts to what Faulkner covers, but yet who is very distinct.  After consideration, I thought Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa would be a perfect fit, as not only is he a Nobel laureate, he claims Faulkner as one of his main literary influences.  So with that in mind, I am going to cover Vargas Llosa’s novels and two recent non-fiction works on a biweekly schedule, tentatively scheduled for Mondays.  I will be reading him in Spanish, but reviewing in English (and likely doing rough, quick translations of passages I want to quote); these works are readily available in English and most European languages.  Here is the reading schedule, with tentative dates:

 

April

2 – Los jefes/Los cachorros (The Chiefs/The Puppies)

16 – La ciudad y los perros (The Time of the Hero)

30 – La casa verde (The Green House)

 

May

14 – Conversación en la catedral (Conversation in the Cathedral)

28 – Pantaleón y las visitadoras (Captain Pantoja and the Special Service)

 

June

11 – La tía Julia y el escribidor (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)

25 – La guerra del fin del mundo (The War of the End of the World)

 

July

9 – Historia de Mayta (The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta)

23 – ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? (Who Killed Palomino Molero?)

 

August

6 – El hablador (The Storyteller)

20 – Elogio de la madrastra (In Praise of the Stepmother)

 

September

3 – Lituma en los Andes (Death in the Andes)

17 – Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto (Notebooks of Don Rigoberto)

 

October

1 – La fiesta del chivo (The Feast of the Goat)

15 – El paraíso en la otra esquina (The Way to Paradise)

29 – Travesuras de la niña mala (The Bad Girl)

 

November

12 – El sueño del celta (The Dream of the Celt)

26 – La tentación de lo imposible (The Temptation of the Impossible) (non-fiction)

 

December

10 – El Viaje a la Ficcion (The Journey to Fiction) (non-fiction)

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