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The Resource In praise of reading and fiction : the Nobel lecture, December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

In praise of reading and fiction : the Nobel lecture, December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

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In praise of reading and fiction : the Nobel lecture, December 7, 2010
Title
In praise of reading and fiction
Title remainder
the Nobel lecture, December 7, 2010
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel Lecture is a resounding tribute to fiction's power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action. "We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the critical spirit, the engine of progress, would not even exist," Vargas Llosa writes. "Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute--the foundation of the human condition--and should be better." Vargas Llosa's lecture is a powerful argument for the necessity of literature in our lives today. For, as he eloquently writes, "literature not only submerges us in the dream of beauty and happiness but alerts us to every kind of oppression.""--Publisher's website
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
865/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
E5613 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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1936-
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Grossman, Edith
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  • Vargas Llosa, Mario
  • Books and reading
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
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In praise of reading and fiction : the Nobel lecture, December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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694395478
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780374175757
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003835
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)694395478
Label
In praise of reading and fiction : the Nobel lecture, December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
694395478
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780374175757
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)694395478

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