Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa

Peruvian writer
Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary.More Mario Vargas Llosa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This fact was something I also learned from this first novel that I needed personal experience to invent, to fantasize, to create fiction, but at the same time I needed some distance, some perspective on this experience in order to feel free enough to manipulate it and to transform it into fiction. If the experience is very close, I feel inhibited. I have never been able to write fiction about something that has happened to me recently. If the closeness of the real reality, of living reality, is to have a persuasive efMore Mario Vargas Llosa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Journalism has been very important for me - for a long time I made my living as a journalist, and it also serves as a source of ideas. Many of the things I have written I would not have written without the experience of being a journalist.More Mario Vargas Llosa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are many things behind a good novel, but in particular there is a lot of work - a lot of patience, a lot of stubbornness, and a critical spirit.More Mario Vargas Llosa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Literature is a form of permanent insurrection. Its mission is to arouse, to disturb, to alarm, to keep men in a constant state of dissatisfaction with themselves.More Mario Vargas Llosa quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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