The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas LlosaHaunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of 1961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million people. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. In Trujillos gaudy palace, treachery and cowardice have become the way of life. But Trujillos grasp is slipping away. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this masterpiece of Latin American and world literature, and one of the finest political novels ever written (Bookforum), Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime and the birth of a terrible democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and the victims, both innocent and complicit, drawn into his deadly orbit.
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May 30, ISBN En La Fiesta del Chivo asistimos a un doble retorno. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. Paperback —.
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Which ones of these recent Nobel Prize winners have you read?
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Ahah, no. You're lucky this time again. I read the novel in Spanish, though. Next review will be in Italian maybe. It's a book by an Italian writer, Camilleri. I don't know if there is an English translation, but even if it existed the book has so many expressions in Sicilian dialect that only Italians could enjoy that it would lose all its charm in the English translation. PS: I'm still waiting for my copy of "The thing around your neck", apparently it's out of stock in the on-line shop I bought it.
The book is set in the Dominican Republic and portrays the assassination of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo , and its aftermath, from two distinct standpoints a generation apart: during and immediately after the assassination itself, in May ; and thirty-five years later, in Throughout, there is also extensive reflection on the heyday of the dictatorship, in the s, and its significance for the island and its inhabitants. The novel follows three interwoven storylines. The first concerns a woman, Urania Cabral, who is back in the Dominican Republic, after a long absence, to visit her ailing father; she ends up recalling incidents from her youth and recounting a long-held secret to her aunt and cousins. The second story line focuses on the last day in Trujillo's life from the moment he wakes up onwards, and shows us the regime's inner circle, to which Urania's father once belonged.