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Mario Vargas Llosa • 43 Items / 20 Books, 18 Articles, 5 Reviews
The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta (1986)
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Published Reviews
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    American Document/How Does the State Imagine? (Review)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    The American Spectator, April 1986, p. 41
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    Revolution's Revenge (Review)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    The New Republic, June 23, 1986, pp. 28-31
  3. Fall Books
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    Transforming a Lie into Truth: A Metaphor of the Novelist's Task (Review)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    National Review, October 15, 1990, pp. 68-69
  4. Books & the Arts
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    Ambassadorial Fiction (Review)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    The Nation, March 29, 1986, p. 461
  5. Book Reviews
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    Politics and Post-Modernism (Review)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    Dissent, Summer 1986, pp. 371-375
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    Books: Latin Strategies (2 Reviews)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    2. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
    The New Yorker, February 24, 1986, pp. 98-103
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    Broken Blossoms (2 Reviews)
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by Mario Vargas Llosa
    1. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    2. Farewell to the Sea by Reinaldo Arenas
    The New York Review of Books, March 27, 1986, pp. 34-37
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    Brooks from "El Boom" (6 Reviews)
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by Stephen Minta
    1. Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Stephen Minta
    2. A Change of Skin by Carlos Fuentes
    3. On Poets and Others by Octavio Paz
    4. The Perpetual Orgy by Mario Vargas Llosa
    5. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    6. Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa
    Encounter, September/October 1987, pp. 56-60
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    Exorcising Demons (6 Reviews)
    The Autumn of the Patriarch, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    1. The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    2. Pen, Sword, Camisole by Jorge Amado
    3. And Still the Earth by Ignacio deLoyola Brandao
    4. I the Supreme by Augusto A. Roa Bastos
    5. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    6. Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa
    Reason, December 1987, pp. 51-59
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    In Brief (6 Reviews)
    The Best American Short Stories, 1985, by Gail Godwin and Shannon Ravenel
    1. The Best American Short Stories, 1985 by Gail Godwin and Shannon Ravenel
    2. The Tree of Life by Hugh Nissenson
    3. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
    4. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    5. The WPA Guide to America by Bernard Weisberger
    6. American Falls by John Calvin Batchelor
    The Saturday Review, February 1986, pp. 83-84
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    Brief Reviews (9 Reviews)
    The Serpent and the Rainbow, by Wade Davis
    1. The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis
    2. South Light by Michael Parfit
    3. Rat Man of Paris by Paul West
    4. America in Europe by German Arciniegas
    5. The Irrepressible Churchill by Kay Halle and Winston Churchill
    6. The Beetle of Aphrodite, and Other Medical Mysteries by Michael Howell and Peter Ford
    7. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    8. A Day at a Time by Margo Culley
    9. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1986, pp. 110-112
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    Fables of Identity (11 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates
    2. World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow
    3. Our Lady of the Snows by Morley Callaghan
    4. What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
    5. Nothing Happens in Carmincross by Benedict Kiely
    6. Providence by Geoffrey Wolff
    7. When in Florence by Richard Cortez Day
    8. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
    9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    10. Gerald's Party by Robert Coover
    11. The Good Apprentice by Iris Murdoch
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1986, pp. 309-321