Club del libro – El hablador

por Mario Vargas Llosa

El habladorNo culture that has come in contact with Western industrial culture has been unchanged by it, and most have been assimilated or annihilated, surviving only as vestigial variations in dress, cooking or ethics.” – New York Times (10/29/1989)

Looking for a good way to improve your Spanish fluency?.. Come join our small groups in the reading of this novel, by the Nobel Prize winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa as he takes on a trip deep into the Amazonian jungle in his take on two cultures at an intersection – the natural and the modern.

  • Tuesdays: 10:30-11:45a (Nov 5 – Dec 17 (no class 11/26))
  • Thursdays: 5:30-6:45p (Nov 7 – Dec 19 (no class 11/28))

In 6 class meetings we will practice our Spanish through the discussion of the week’s reading.

Books available through Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma or online. See the schedule on the Club del libro Calender. Enrollment can be completed through our Enroll Now! form. Follow up instructions on language requirements and submitting payment will be provided in a follow-up email.

introduction to El hablador

In a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer happens upon an exhibition of photographs from the Amazon jungle. As he stares at a picture of a tribal storyteller who holds a circle of Machiguenga Indians entranced, he is overcome by the eerie sense that he knows this man and that the storyteller is not an Indian at all, but an old school friend.” Sonoma County Library

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Arequipa, Peru and is considered to be one of the most influential writers of his generation. He is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature and dedicates much of his material to the Peruvian experience and to a study of it’s society.

To learn more visit his wikipedia page.