Mario Vargas Llosa

Peter Craven reviews 'The Discreet Hero' by Mario Vargas Llosa translated by Edith Grossman

Peter Craven
28 May 2015

Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the marvels of contemporary fiction. The Peruvian Nobel Prize winner not only bestrides it like a colossus, he is also a law unto himself. It is as if he takes the legacy of a realism that is only in his hands magical (because of the enchantment he creates from it) as a kind of blank cheque with which he can license any expense of narrat ... More