A Writer's Reality
Eight informal essays by the acclaimed author of In Praise of the Stepmother unravel the evolution and background of six of his favorite novels. A witty and candid intellectual work in which Llosa offers both an artistic autobiography and his reflections on the creative process.
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An Invitation to Borgess Fiction
Novels Disguised as History
Discovering a Method for Writing
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