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The Feast Of The Goat (Cód: 3665364)

Llosa, Mario Vargas; Vargas Llosa,Mario

Faber & Faber

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Descrição

Mario Vargas Llosa, a former candidate for the presidency of Peru, is better placed than most novelists to write about the machinations of Latin American politics. In The Feast of the Goat he offers a vivid recreation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo's insidious and evil regime. Told from several viewpoints, the book has three distinctive, alternating strands. There is Urania Cabral, the daughter of Trujillo's disgraced secretary of state, who has returned to Santo Domingo after more than 30 years. Now a successful New York lawyer, Urania has never forgiven her ageing and paralysed father, Agustín, for literally sacrificing her to the carnal despot in the hope of regaining his political post.

Flipping back to May of 1961, there is a group of assassins, all equally scarred by Trujillo, waiting to gun the Generalissimo down. Finally there is an astonishing portrait of Trujillo--the Goat--and his grotesque coterie. Llosa depicts Trujillo as a villain of Shakespearean proportions. He is a preening, macho dandy who equates his own virility with the nation's health. An admirer of Hitler 'not for his ideas but for the way he wore a uniform' (fittingly he equips his secret police force with a fleet of black Volkswagen Beetles), Trujillo even has his own Himler in Colonel Abbes Garcia: a vicious torturer with a predilection for the occult. Although once 'the spoiled darling of the Yankees' this arch manipulator whose corruption permeates every aspect of Dominican life, is now viewed as a serious liability by Kennedy's government and several members of his own ruling elite.

Características

Peso 0.44 Kg
Produto sob encomenda Sim
Marca Faber & Faber
I.S.B.N. 9780571207763
Referência .
Altura 21.00 cm
Largura 14.00 cm
Profundidade 1.00 cm
Número de Páginas 480
Idioma Inglês
Acabamento Brochura
Cód. Barras 9780571207763
Número da edição 2003
AutorLlosa, Mario Vargas; Vargas Llosa,Mario