The War of the End of the World
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.
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Review: The War of the End of the WorldUser Review - blake - Goodreads
I sheepishly admit that upon seeing the title and the praise without reading anything about the description, I thought that this would be some sort of science fiction epic. I was understandably ... Read full review
Review: The War of the End of the WorldUser Review - Paul Gleason - Goodreads
Vargas Llosa's The War at the End of the World reminds me of the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in its majestic beauty, depth, solemnity, and sense of imposing doom. It's a relentless ... Read full review