At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer comes across a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the Amazon jungle. As he stares at the photograph, it dawns on him that he knows this man. The storyteller is not an Indian at all but his university classmate, Saul Zuratas, who was thought to have disappeared in Israel. As recollections of ...Read MoreAt a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer comes across a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the Amazon jungle. As he stares at the photograph, it dawns on him that he knows this man. The storyteller is not an Indian at all but his university classmate, Saul Zuratas, who was thought to have disappeared in Israel. As recollections of Zuratas flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas' transformation into a member of the Machiguenga tribe. In The Storyteller, Mario Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to our origins.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 6 1/4 X 9 3/8; STATED FIRST EDITION. English Translation by Helen Lane. The Story-Teller (El Hablador) BY PERUVIAN AUTHOR LLOSA MARIO VARGAS. Used. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET." A world-weary explorer begins a quest deep into the Peruvian jungles to find a long-lost friend he suspects may be living among the Machiguenga Indians as a story-teller." Will ship from United States.
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Publishers Weekly, 1990-08-31 A narrator tells of his college friend, a man obsessed with preserving the culture of a tiny isolated Indian tribe in the Amazon jungle. ``The author's moral conscience and political consciousness are evidenced in this slim volume, less conventional novel than a blend of memoir, folklore and polemic,'' observed PW. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1989-09-01 The author's moral conscience and political consciousness (at one point he considered running for the presidency of Peru) are evidenced in this slim volume, less conventional novel than a blend of memoir, folklore and polemic. The narrator tells of his college friend Saul Zuratas, a man obsessed with preserving the culture of the Machiguengas, a tiny, isolated Indian tribe threatened both by rapacious rubber barons destroying the Amazon jungle and the missionaries who want to bring the Machiguengas into the 20th century. Saul, called Mascarita because of a disfiguring facial birthmark, and doubly an outsider because he is a Jew, has a particular sensitivity to this primitive tribe that seeks to live peacefully with the natural world. The narrative alternates the story of Saul's obsession with chapters relating the Machiguengas' myths, stories handed down by the hablador , or storyteller. Through a remarkable coincidence, the narrator discovers that the mystery surrounding the habladores can be traced to Saul, who has found his destiny among the tribe. Written in the direct, precise, often vernacular prose that Vargas Llosa embues with elegance and sophistication, this is a powerful call to the author's compatriots--and to other nations--to cease despoiling the environment. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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