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The book, published in 2010, is a novelization of the life of Anglo Irish diplomat-turned- Irish Nationalist Roger Casement (1864–1916). Casement was one of the first Europeans to denounce the horrors of colonialism. His trips to the Belgian Congo and the South American Amazon left two memorable reports that shocked the society of his time. These two trips and what he saw there would change Casement forever, making him undertake another journey, in this case an intellectual and civic one, as devastating if not more so. The one that led him to confront an England he admired and to become active in the cause of Irish nationalism.
With this story, we will learn about some unknown aspects of the brutality of the English and Hispanic traders on the natives of the Amazon at the beginning of the 20th century.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mario Vargas Llosa (Arequipa, 28 March 1936), is a Peruvian writer, who in 2010 won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His literature has rescued many of the historical traditions of the Amazon, South America and the Caribbean, with novels such as "La Fiesta del Chivo", "La Guerra del Fin del Mundo", "El Hablador", "La Ciudad y los Perros", among other great works.
PAYMENT must be made in advance.
The cost is $10 for each meeting.
Pagos: Zelle: firstname.lastname@example.org (Esteban Escalona)
1.- Shared reading, is a way of reading and sharing reading experiences and ways of life. Literature is only a mirror of who we are!
2.- For MAY 30, we will briefly describe the work of Mario Vargas LLosa and analyze and discuss the important aspects to be considered when reading the novel "El sueño del Celta". From Monday, june 6, 13, 20 and 27, we will be reading and analyzing the different chapters of the novel.
3.- You can read the novel in English or Spanish. But the conversations will be held in Spanish.
I am a chilean writer living in new york where I am working on my next books. I invite you to visit my website and register so you can get to know my literary work.