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Discuss "The War of the End of the World" by Mario Vargas Llosa

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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.

In perhaps his most ambitious and tragic novel, Mario Vargas Llosa tells his own version of the real story of Canudos, inhabiting characters on both sides of the massive, cataclysmic battle between the society and government troops. The resulting novel is a fable of Latin American revolutionary history, an unforgettable story of passion, violence, and the devastation that follows from fanaticism.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the discussion last night; I found those who had read the book had interesting and valid observations and questions.

    August 31, 2012

  • Sheila

    Wonderful you're at the helm, Victor steering our course through beer (ok for me other libations) and tasty, mind expanding reads!

    August 1, 2012

  • Victor W.

    Hi! I'm Victor (Ottawa Social people call me "the other Victor,") and I'm the new co-organizer of the Books & Beer Meetup. To get the "new era" started, so to speak, I think it'd be good to go ahead with this suggested title.
    Besides being available on Amazon, there are 9 copies of this book in the Ottawa Public Library system, so it shouldn't be too hard for people to get hold of.

    August 1, 2012

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