The Cubs and Other Stories: Mario Vargas Llosa

The Cubs and Other Stories Mario Vargas Llosa Book
by Mario Vargas Llosa

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This is the first book of the renowned Peruvian writer.
Treating various tragic conditions of men in their formation, the protagonist boys face situations of trials, traumas and challenges to reach a common goal against an unusual threatening "modus operandi".

Here is an introductory book to understand the style and approach of this great author on conflicting social concerns (even the little - and interesting - ones)...
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The Cubs and Other Stories is Mario Vargas Llosa's only volume of short fiction available in English. Vargas Llosa's domain is the Peru of male youth and machismo, where life's dramas play themselves out on the soccer field, the dance floor, and on street corners.

The title story, "The Cubs," tells the story of the carefree boyhood of P.P. Cuellar and his friends, and of P.P.'s bizarre accident and tragic coming of age. Innovative in style and technique, it is a work of both physical and psychic loss.

In a candid and perceptive forward to this collection of early writing, Vargas llosa provides background to the volume and a unique glimpse into the mind of the Nobel Prize-winning artist.

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