Vargas Llosa makes stunning art of Paul Gauguin and Flora Tristan's unlikely lives, chronicling their obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of adventure, illness and death.
Mario Vargas-Llosa was born in Peru is 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century's most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Conversation in the Cathedral. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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