The Storyteller. By Mario Vargas Llosa. Translated by Helen Lane. First American Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1989.

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Peruvian writer and politician Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the most important authors of the last 100 years. He achieved international recognition in the 1960s with several novels, lauded for their scope, the genre implementations, and their variations on realist and postmodernist conventions. For his literary contributions, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010. In The Storyteller, Llosa crafts a brilliant character-driven tale of a college student, Saúl Zaratas, who leaves his urban life to become a storyteller among the Machiguenga Native people. With some parts narrated by Zaratas’ friend and observer, other parts by Zaratas himself, the novel attempts to make sense of themes related to indigenous culture, storytelling, academic perspectives, and more. The Storyteller was widely praised, especially among critics and fellow writers. It ranks high among Llosa’s many works.

This first American edition is in near fine condition. In the original half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only minor chips and closed tear.

A near fine first American edition of Llosa’s brilliant novel.

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The Storyteller. By Mario Vargas Llosa. Translated by Helen Lane. First American Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1989.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in