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Christ, Ronald, "Talk with Mario Vargas Llosa," in New York Times Book Review, April 9, 1978, pp. 11, 32, 33.

Christ interviews Vargas Llosa about his fiction and his experiences. While many interviews with the author concentrate on the political turmoil in Latin America, this interview pursues the author's writing more deeply.

Colchie, Thomas, ed., A Hammock beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America, Plume, 1992.

Colchie's anthology of short Latin American fiction includes the work of twenty-six writers. The stories are written both by established writers and by emerging voices in Latin American letters, and the book is organized by geography.

Kristal, Efrain, Temptation of the Word: The Novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, Vanderbilt University Press, 1999.

Kristal provides critical analysis of Vargas Llosa's career as a novelist, commenting at length on the author's importance among Latin American writers since the 1960s. Kristal notes how Vargas Llosa's fiction taps into the intense political climate...

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