Contra viento y marea

Contra viento y marea / Making Waves

Non-fiction , 1983

Seix Barral

Pages: 528

Spanning thirty years of writing, Making Waves traces the development of the Nobel Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa's thinking on politics and culture, and shows the breadth of his interests and passions. Featured here are astute meditations on the Cuban Revolution, Latin American independence, and the terrorism of Peru's Shining Path; brilliant engagements with towering figures of literature such as Joyce, Faulkner, and Sartre; and observations about the dog cemetery where Rin Tin Tin is buried, Lorena Bobbitt's knife, and the failures of the English public-school system.