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 - Ali - Goodreads
An extraordinary endeavour. One of the disadvantages of reading an eBook is that there is no sense of heft and quantity. That made me unprepared for the sheer scale of this novel of damnation and ... Read full review
Review: The War of the End of the WorldUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
This a an historical novel based on the War of Canudos conflict in late 19th century Brazil ( see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_C...). Vargas Llosa presents the story from the perspectives of ... Read full review