Author : Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 13 : 1429921986
Total Pages : 576 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (299 download)
Book Synopsis The War of the End of the World by : Mario Vargas Llosa
Download or read book The War of the End of the World written by Mario Vargas Llosa and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2011-03-04 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost. In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.