A Haunting tale of power, corruption,and the complex search for identityConversation in The Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over thei...
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.4 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 244923
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I can see how this book could be off-putting to many a reader, as it was off-putting to me through a great deal of the reading of it. To begin with, there is Llosa's style: Flashbacks, interior monologues, time-frame loops (often all in a single pag...
ugh a complicated web of secrets and historical references, Mario Vargas Llosa analyzes the mental and moral mechanisms that govern power and the people behind it. More than a historic analysis, Conversation in The Cathedral is a groundbreaking novel that tackles identity as well as the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a people and a nation.