The Time of the Hero

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Set among a community of cadets in a Lima military school, it is notable for its experimental and complex employment of multiple perspectives. The novel was so accurate in its portraiture of the academy that the academy’s authorities burned one thousand copies and condemned the book as a plan by Ecuador to denigrate Peru…..Read More

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