If the devil exists, he is personified in the protagonist of "La Fiesta del Chivo," the latest novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. The novel is based on the last days and the assassination of one of the most tyrannical and bloodthirsty dictators of Latin American, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The author recounts the story of Urania Cabral, a woman who fled ...
If the devil exists, he is personified in the protagonist of "La Fiesta del Chivo," the latest novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. The novel is based on the last days and the assassination of one of the most tyrannical and bloodthirsty dictators of Latin American, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The author recounts the story of Urania Cabral, a woman who fled from Trujillo's regime in Santo Domingo as a young child and returns to confront a terrifying past. A passionate story combining anger and bewilderment. It is almost unthinkable to accept the brutal happenings as real; it is easier to believe that they were only possible in the mind of the author.
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La fiesta del chivo es un libro que relata la historia de la dictaturia de Trujillo en la Republica Dominicana bajo 3 diferentes perspecivas. cada capitulo esta lleno de datos historicos y una narrativa arrolladora.
Este libro es un libro que debe formar parte de todas las bibliotecas hispanas e internacionales.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-06-11 Vargas Llosa attempts to give a historic explanation of the cruel tyranny of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic in his latest novel. Through Urania, the daughter of one of Trujillo's cronies who returns to her native Santo Domingo after many years of absence, Vargas Llosa narrates a short period of stagnation and corruption in the Dominican Republic. The Trujillista era is one of infamy and vileness, in which psychopaths and murderers offered the dictator their wives and daughters for orgies and sadistic acts of deflowering in exchange for political favors. In his usual style, Vargas Llosa skillfully uses language to demystify subjects that could easily offend. The book is undoubtably more fiction than history, yet it is obvious that the author did ample research on the period. In spite of the repugnance readers may feel toward the fictional characters, Vargas Llosa does not make a direct judgment of this abominable time. Even in the absence of personal opinion, he successfully portrays a tragic era that left a lasting imprint on the history of the Dominican Republic. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries and all bookstores. Liliana Wendorff, Fayetteville Technical Community Coll., NC (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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