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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Alfaguara (Nov. 3 2010)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1616052465
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616052461
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #310,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's foremost author and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1994 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and in 1995 he won the Jerusalem Prize. His many distinguished works include "The Storyteller", "The" "Feast of the Goat", "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter", "Death in the Andes", In "Praise of the Stepmother", "The Bad Girl", "Conversation in the Cathedral", The "Way to Paradise", and "The War of the End of the World". He lives in London. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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El libro de Mario Vargas Llosa perfectamente describe la historia de Roger Casement quien peleo por la autonomis de Irlanda despues de haber vivido tiempos muy difíciles en el Congo y en el Amazonas. Me impresiono la capacidad de el autor de mostrar con gran habilidad lo que Roger Casement vivio en el Congo y en el Amazonas, y de mostrar que asi como esos dos lugares el proceso de construir civilizaciones por Imperios siempre terminan siendo una barbarie.

Vargas Llosa una vez muestra sus excelentes habilidades de escribir una libro de alta calidad, su capacidad de descripción, de escritura y de perfecta coherencia hacen que esta novela histórica sea una joya. Altamente recomendable.
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Mario Vargas Llosa siempre ha estado entre mis favoritos. Tenia mucho tiempo sin leer en español, y esta obra ha sido un verdadero relax para mi mente. El uso de la palabra simple, para describir ideas muy complejas. Y tambien, la mezcla de datos historicos con fantasia esta muy bien lograda.

Cuando estaba a 3/4 de la novela senti que deberia describir mas los hechos sociales alrededor del Amazonas, o los motivos de los independistas de Irlanda. Pero despues de haberla terminado pienso que todo eso estuvo bien cubierto.

La recomiendo.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xb4233d14) out of 5 stars 45 reviews
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
By Aldo F. Ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Primero debo decir que si bien no llega a la altura de "Conversación en la Catedral", "La Guerra del fin del Mundo" o "La Fiesta del Chivo", está al nivel o un poco mejor (siempre para mi gusto personal) que "El Paraíso en la otra esquina", es de hecho una extraordinaria novela, más parecida a un ensayo o a una crónica histórica de los sucesos (similar a "Noticia de un secuestro" de GCM)
Es quizás ese estilo con preeminencia de la descripción de los hechos sobre los diálogos entre los protagonistas, lo que me causó extrañeza al comienzo y me hizo un poco cuesta arriba leer los primeros capítulos, un poco como falta de intimidad con los personajes, en realidad sólo con el personaje que domina la historia, el cual me parecía demasiado bueno, idealista y sacrificado, hasta que aparecieron sus primeros tonos grises, sus defectos, sus dudas.
La historia eleva su tensión y despierta el mayor interés como a la mitad de la misma, llega a niveles muy altos y culmina con un último capítulo fantástico, en el que aunque se sabe qué va a pasar finalmente, la manera de contarlo y describirlo es simplemente magistral, como solo MVLL sabe hacerlo, el último párrafo de la novela deja un nudo terrible en la garganta y aparecen todas las similitudes con la mayoría de sus grandes novelas, "derrota", "inminencia del fin", "impotencia ante la adversidad", en fin el resumen de la existencia humana como sólo muy pocos (un puñado) de autores (y me vienen a la mente Hesse, Mann y Hemingway) han podido contar con esa belleza, "belleza en lo inevitable".
Estuve tentado de dar sólo 4 estrellas (en mi impresión personal claro está como siempre) pero dado que a "Travesuras" y al "Paraíso" les di 5, esta no podría ser menos, la verdad es que para mí tiene 5 como casi todas sus novelas (exceptuando "Los Cuadernos de Don Rigoberto", "El elogio de la Madrastra" e "Historia de Mayta", que son las únicas de MVLL que no me han gustado) y que las tres primeras que menciono arriba tienen 6 o más de 6, para mi gusto por ejemplo "Conversación en la Catedral" es "La Capilla Sixtina" de la Literatura Hispanoamericana de los últimos 60 años, un "Fresco", una "Novela Total" al estilo de Flaubert o Balzac, en mi modesta opinión MVLL ha superado a sus maestros con una obra en su conjunto simplemente "monumental", como leí en algún lado "MVLL le ha hecho justicia al Nobel y no al revés".................ahora sólo falta Kundera (otro de mis favoritos que aún sigue pendiente).
Vargas Llosa es un grande entre los grandes y de aquí en adelante la historia de Roger Casement no será la que se lea en los libros tradicionales de historia sino la que se lea en esta fantástica novela.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb41779b4) out of 5 stars Not His Best April 21 2011
By Clarissa's Blog - Published on Amazon.com
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In case you found Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and José Eustasio Rivera's La voragine / The Vortex (Spanish Edition) difficult to understand, here is Mario Vargas Llosa's latest novel El sueño del celta[Image] to explain to you exactly what happened in those novels. Roger Casement, the novel's protagonist, was a British consul who traveled to Congo and the Amazon and wrote scandalous reports about the horrible treatment of the natives of Africa and South America by the colonial forces. Later on, he joined the Irish nationalist movement and militated for the cause of Ireland's independence.

This is not a novel that offers much - or any, I would say - space for the reader to analyze, interpret, imagine, or look for his or her own answers. Everything is spelled out with painstaking attention to detail. As a result, some parts of the novel sound like they were copy-pasted from an encyclopedia. Sources of historical data, short biographical sketches of real-life people who appear in the novel, dates and figures populate the pages of El sueño del celta. Vargas Llosa seems to have lost his capacity to relinquish control over his text and allow the readers to interact with it on their own. For those who managed to remain unfamiliar with the civilization versus barbarity conflict, Vargas Llosa makes absolutely sure that you will be sick to death of both terms by the end of the novel. And for those who didn't get the message that imperialism is wrong, it will be hammered in on every other page.

Everything I have written so far has probably made you think that I hated the novel. This, however, is not true. El sueño del celta doesn't offer much for analysis but it is surely informative and very well-written. I now know everything I ever wanted to know (and a lot, lot more) about Roger Casement, his travels, struggles, ailments, friends, foes, hopes and dreams. This novel is anything but boring. Vargas Llosa is a great narrator who can turn anything into a great story. I have no doubt that this novel will be quite successful if only for the fact that it is very easy to read.

The enumeration of sufferings inflicted by the colonial forces on the natives of African Congo and the indigenous people of the Amazon becomes painful to read at a certain point. This, of course, is a story that needs to be told and repeated as many times as possible lest we forget that imperialism can never be excused. I have to warn you, however, that an honest piece of writing about colonialism (such as this one) will be so disturbing as to prevent you from sleeping at night.

There are people who insist that Vargas Llosa is a Libertarian. It is a statement that is as silly as claiming that Juan Goytisolo is a Communist. Writers have a tendency to try on political discourses without really knowing what those discourses are about. They don't, however, allow their political triflings influence what and how they write in any way. It's been a while since I have read an indictment of the horrors that free market and wild capitalism inevitably bring along that would be as passionate and convincing as El sueño del celta. Anybody who believes that it would be a good idea to let market forces act freely, without any restraints from the government, should read this novel and hopefully just shut up already. In El sueño del celta, Vargas Llosa condemns the horrifying greed of free market capitalists better than any writer I have read in a while.
HASH(0xb3f81b70) out of 5 stars "EL SUEÑO DEL CELTA" Feb. 16 2015
By Harold - Published on Amazon.com
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Me tomo un par de semanas leer esta novela. Me parecio interesante, buena trama, lectura fácil, sin embargo debo decir que no se compara a otros libros del autor como "La fiesta del chivo o Conversación en la catedral"(por mencionar 2 de su joyas literarias)
Ambientada en la selva del Congo, la amazonia peruana, y finalmente Irlanda, la novela nos narra la historia de Roger Cassement, su vida llena de aventuras y contradicciones, sus dilemas morales. Como se desarrolla la colonización inglesa en el Africa, y los niveles de crueldad y sadismo a los que puede llevar la ambicion.
En líneas generales buen libro se nota el sello del autor, maginifica edición/estampado,

QUE LO DISFRUTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3f81c54) out of 5 stars As always Vargas Llosa excels Dec 6 2010
By Filipides - Published on Amazon.com
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Once again, Vargas Llosa managed to combine history with novel. He masterfully accomplishes to produce a narrative that, based on real facts, explains what was like the reality in Congo and the Amazon more than a hundred years ago.
But what he does is more than that: He manages to do that by exploring and sharing with the reader the most profound thoughts and feelings of the main character and by a complete command of Spanish language producing, as a result, an unputdownable masterpiece.
All works of Vargas Llosa will be studied in the future, the strenght of his narrative is unique.
Read his books, don't miss a second with second class authors.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3f81c60) out of 5 stars Decepcionante Dec 5 2011
By Ana D. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Me gusta bastante este escritor, pero esta vez me he tropezado con su peor libro. La verdad es que cuando uno sabe adonde va a parar la historia , porque este es un personaje historico cuyo fin ya conocemos, uno esperaria que hubiera alguna intriga o conflicto que buscara cierta espectativa, pero la historia es muy lineal y en algunos sitios hasta desagradable. La verdad, lo termine de leer con mucho trabajo.


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