At a glance:
- Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
- First Published: 1977
- Type of Plot: Comic realism
- Time of Work: The 1950’s
- Setting: Lima, Peru
- Characters: Mario, Aunt Julia, Pedro Camacho
- Genres: Long fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Metafiction, Novel
- Subjects: 1950's, Family or family life, Love or romance, Marriage, South America or South Americans, Peru or Peruvians, Radio or radio broadcasting
- Locales: Peru, South America, Lima, Peru
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is a comedic novel about the education of young Mario (called variously Marito and Varguitas) that combines numerous elements of Vargas Llosa’s own life with the fictional relationship with Aunt Julia and Pedro Camacho in Lima in the 1950’s to form an autobiographical fable of identity that is neither autobiography nor history but rather an artistically rendered portrait of the artist as a young man. The primary narrator of the work, Mario, recounts, from a distance of at least twelve years later, his youthful love for his...
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