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The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa

The Feast of the Goat is a novel based on the true story of the assassination of Trujillo, President of the Dominican Republic from the 1930s to 1961. 361 more words

Book Reviews

"She has always been fascinated by the strange directions memory takes...": Mario Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat

On a morning in 1961, Rafael Trujillo begins his preparations for another day as absolute dictator of the Dominican Republic. On an evening in 1961, four men wait in a parked car by the side of a road to assassinate the absolute dictator of the Dominican Republic. 1,023 more words

Latin American Fiction

A Review of Mario Vargas Llosa's "The Feast of the Goat"

“The entire Dominican Republic learned about the killing in the rapid mysterious way that news circulated from mouth to mouth and house to house and in a few hours reached the most remote corners of the county, although not a line appeared in the press, and often, as it circulated, the news transmitted by human tom-tom was coloured, diminished, exaggerated until into myth, legend, fiction, with almost no connection to real events… 1,786 more words

Literature

Let's Discuss -- The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa

Animated chaos, the profound need in what was once your people, Urania, to stupefy themselves into not thinking and, perhaps, not even feeling (6)

The Feast of the Goat takes place during the end of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

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North Korea, Justin Bieber? No thanks,CNN

In the past few years, I’ve fallen into the habit of being out of touch with the world.

Working in journalism, after a time, gives you the understanding that much of what’s new is unimportant. 455 more words

Writing

The Feast of the Goat: Dissecting a US-backed Latin American Dictatorship

All great works of art are revolutionary. Beyond inaugurating formal stylistic transformations, such works represent a demystification and condemnation of an oppressive reality and advance the cause of liberation. 636 more words

Política