The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World

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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in its purest form, a state with all the potential for a true, libertarian paradise--and one the Brazilian government is determined to crush at any cost. In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.Mario Vargas Llosa. (V] n his sermons, the Counselor had so often foretold how the forces of the Dog would come to seize him and put the city to the sword ... a two-story skeleton, with towers that were growing taller and walls that were being filled in a€” to listen to the Counselora#39;s words. ... The sainta#39;s voice resounded beneath the stars, in the air without a breath of wind in which his words seemed to linger, anbsp;...

Title:The War of the End of the World
Author:Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher:Macmillan - 2011-03-04


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