Posts Tagged: aunt julia and the scriptwriter

Mario Vargas Llosa and the Sort of Book You’d Sacrifice a Sandal For

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A few months ago my wife and I spent a day on Isla Colon—one of Panama’s Bocas del Toro islands in the Caribbean—where three different men asked if I wanted marijuana. When I told them no, they’d ask the obvious follow-up question: coke?

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Sean Carman: The Last Book I Loved, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Mario Vargas Llosa’s 1977 novel, begins with an epigraph–a quote from Salvador Elizondo’s The Graphographer–about the watery line between reality and its representation in language. “I write,” it begins. “I write that I am writing. Mentally I see myself writing that I am writing and I can also see myself […]

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