• The Story Of The Storyteller

The Story Of The Storyteller

The Story Of The Storyteller

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  • Author
    Jean Obryan Knight
  • Publisher
    Rodopi
  • Publication date
    25 October 1995

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Story Of The Storyteller

  • Author

    Jean Obryan Knight

  • Date Published

    25 October 1995

  • Publisher

    Rodopi

  • Pages

    145 pages

  • ISBN

    9051838468

Book Description

This book traces the history of an engaging character, a writer, who acts as the narrator and protagonist of three of Vargas Llosa's novels. In La tía Julia y el escribidor he recalls his apprenticeship, in Historia de Mayta he reflects upon the practice of his craft, and in El hablador he ponders the significance of his vocation. That this fictional character closely resembles his flesh-and-blood creator only adds to his allure. Because the three novels in question have such strong structural and thematic links, it proves quite helpful to conceive of them as a trilogy. Indeed, the connections are so pronounced that a significant synergistic effect results from considering the three together. It is this effect that this volume brings light as it analyzes how each novel functions as a separate entity, how these entities are integrated into a greater whole, and how this whole fits into the wider picture of the Peruvian author's long and prolific literary career. As students and scholars alike will find, thinking in terms of a trilogy greatly enhances our understanding and appreciation of Vargas Llosa's rich narrative.

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