Conversation in the Cathedral


By Mario Vargas Llosa (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 608 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Edition: Main
ISBN: 9780571168828
Published: 26 Jul 1993
Classifications: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Weight: 406g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 33 (mm)

Conversation in the Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of General Ordia. Suspicion, paranoia and blackmail have become part of life. The conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the degradation and frustration that has taken over their town.

In this groundbreaking novel, Mario Vargas Llosa explores the mental and moral mechanisms that govern power and the people behind it. It is about identity, the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a nation and its people.

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