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  • When famous writers feud

    When famous writers feud
    Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not the only literary friends to see their relationship go cold. Indeed, the history of literature is a history of betrayals, of writers turning on each other and collaborations falling apart. Below, we give...
  • The magic of Gabriel García Márquez

    The magic of Gabriel García Márquez
    Gabriel García Márquez A Life Gerald Martin Alfred A. Knopf: 646 pp., $37.50 "Everyone has three lives," Gabriel García Márquez once told Gerald Martin. "A public life, a private life and a secret life." With little help from the novelist himself,...
  • Nobel natterings: let the barfight begin

    Nobel natterings: let the barfight begin
    Let the bar fights begin: Mario Vargas Llosa? You gotta be kidding me. Of all the categories in which Nobel Prizes are awarded, none gets the blood going quite like the literary one. It’s a little tricky  to have an opinion about the physics or...
  • Critic's Notebook: Mario Vargas Llosa's work and life push boundaries

    Critic's Notebook: Mario Vargas Llosa's work and life push boundaries
    The selection Thursday morning of Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa as winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature raises a familiar question: Why him? Why now? On the one hand, Vargas Llosa is without question a writer of stature, a central figure...
  • Israel's Haaretz newspaper lets novelists take on the news

     
    During what has been one of the toughest news weeks for Israel in recent memory, daily newspaper Haaretz has let novelists and cultural critics step into its pages. The invitations to Margaret Atwood, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Jonathan Safran Foer, Milan...
  • Nobel Prize in literature is awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa

     
    Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, it was announced Thursday morning in the Grand Hall at the Swedish Academy. The 74-year-old Peruvian novelist, essayist and playwright has been active in the political life of......
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel prize-winner punched Gabriel Garcia Marquez to make a political point

     
    The writer Mario Vargas Llosa, a leading figure of the so-called "Boom" in Latin American literature in the 1960s and '70s and an outsize political figure in his native Peru, has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy, announcing...
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel's second L.A. Phil gala at Disney Concert Hall

     
    Gustavo Dudamel’s opening gala Thursday night may not have been quite the media circus the affair was a year ago. Then, a young Venezuelan sensation taking charge of the Los Angeles Philharmonic was an international occasion. But the glow is......
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: Reaction in Latin America turns on Nobel winner's political views

     
    Now that Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, an award seen as a victory for Spanish-language and Latin American letters, comes the backlash over the Peruvian author's politics. Vargas Llosa, 74, known for his novels such as "The...