Historical Context

LITERARY HERITAGE

Colonial Literature and Independence
Although the conquistadors destroyed the libraries of...

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The Time of the Hero Literary Style

Narrative
Excepting a few geniuses—like Joanot Martorell and Victor Hugo whose Les Miserables Vargas Llosa read while...

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The Time of the Hero Compare and Contrast

1960s: In response to the Cuban Revolution, a force of U.S. CIA-trained Cuban exiles invade Cuba unsuccessfully in 1961 (an incident...

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The Time of the Hero Topics for Further Study

The initiation rituals described in the novel are also known by the term "hazing." Research the role of hazing in neighborhoods, gangs,...

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The Time of the Hero What Do I Read Next?

In his second novel, La casa verde (1966; translation by Gregory Rabassa published as The Green House 1968), Vargas Llosa again...

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The Time of the Hero Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Castro-Klaren, Sara, Understanding Mario Vargas Llosa, University of South Carolina Press, 1990.

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The Time of the Hero Bibliography

(Masterpieces of American Fiction)

Booker, M. Keith. Vargas Llosa Among the Postmodernists. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994. A thorough examination of Vargas Llosa’s works from a postmodern point of view. Includes a comparison of modernism and postmodernism, as well as extensive notes.

Castro-Klarén, Sara. “Mario Vargas Llosa.” In Latin American Writers, edited by Carlos A. Solé and Maria I. Abreau. Vol 3. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1989. Offers a comprehensive and critical discussion of Vargas Llosa’s life and works. Provides a selected bibliography for further reading.

Gerdes, Dick. “Mario Vargas...

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