Mario Vargas Llosa | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Michael Wood

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Mario Vargas Llosa.
This section contains 917 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Michael Wood

Critical Essay by Michael Wood

People go to the movies in Vargas Llosa's The Cubs and Other Stories, but the book itself evokes other books rather than films. Not because it makes allusions or seems derivative, but because it aspires so transparently to literature, conjures up so clearly the decorous company of sensitive, intelligent, well-written texts it wishes to join. Vargas Llosa himself, in an engaging and modest preface written for this translation, says the book is derivative, attributes one story to the influence of Paul Bowles, and calls another "an out-of-tune echo of Malraux's novel Man's Hope." (p. 45)

The Cubs and Other Stories is an early work, a young man's book. The title piece, a novella, was written when Vargas Llosa was twenty-nine, but the other six stories were written when he was...

(read more)

This section contains 917 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Michael Wood