. Haunted All Her Life By Feelings Of Terror And Emptiness, Forty Nine Year Old Urania Cabral Returns To Her Native Dominican Republic And Finds Herself Reliving The Events Of , When The Capital Was Still Called Trujillo City And One Old Man Terrorized A Nation Of Three Million People Rafael Trujillo, The Depraved Ailing Dictator Whom Dominicans Call The Goat, Controls His Inner Circle With A Combination Of Violence And Blackmail In Trujillo S Gaudy Palace, Treachery And Cowardice Have Become The Way Of Life But Trujillo S Grasp Is Slipping Away There Is A Conspiracy Against Him, And A Machiavellian Revolution Already Underway That Will Have Bloody Consequences Of Its Own In This Masterpiece Of Latin American And World Literature, And One Of The Finest Political Novels Ever Written Bookforum , Mario Vargas Llosa Recounts The End Of A Regime And The Birth Of A Terrible Democracy, Giving Voice To The Historical Trujillo And The Victims, Both Innocent And Complicit, Drawn Into His Deadly Orbit 1930 1961 One Flawless Masterpiece As a reader you cannot ask for This dense and complex novel about the Trujillo Era in the D.R., like the best novels, from Gone with the Wind to The Human Stain, explains not only the steps leading to a total devastation, but, braver still, its equally about the eventual aftermath The Feast of the Goat is unputdownable, remarkable A sturdy and sure classic Read THIS Not much can be said, without sounding as though I am somehow WORTHY of even critiquing this Four men will end three decades of dictatorship of the Generalissimo of the Dominican Republic Thirty five years later, a woman came from America to call August n Cabral, his father, who became bedridden, a former associate to the Supreme Head.Despite his physical decline, the one who will fall under the bullets of his former victims, Rafael Le nidas Trujillo, still keeps his entourage and the country A country, which he and his family have a great deal of wealth, a country still living in fear of arbitrary arrests, torture and summary executions At the time of his death, the one who stole the childhood of Augustin Cabral s daughter is not afraid He is convinced that he made the greatness of Santo Domingo.The Feast of the Goat or the portrait of a dictatorship masterfully painted by Mario Vargas Llosa. . Render unto God what is God s and unto Caesar what is Caesar s.But what if Caesar thought he was God Well then, I guess he d want it all.And so goes the story of Rafael Trujillo, power hungry dictator of the Dominican Republic for a period of thirty years until his brutal assassination in 1961 Feast of the Goat tells the story of Trujillo s reign using a blend of fact and fiction, centered on the fateful day that would end an era Varied narratives blend together seemlessly to give us a portrait of three decades of corruption, violence and terror Chapters switch between the present day, when Urania Cabral returns to the Dominican Republic after thirty years of exile to visit her dying father who had at one time been one of Trujillo s most trusted allies Sitting at her father s deathbed, she remembers the horror of Trujillo s rule In alternating chapters, the story is told through memories of the men who banded together to take down The Goat, as well as through the voice of The Goat himself on the day of his assassination Vargas Llosa also allows the reader to peek into the mind of the Generalissimo himself Through the inner thoughts of Trujillo, now seventy years old, incontinent, impotent, yet still revered and feared, we learn how devious and evil the man truly was.Captivating, intense and gruesome, this novel will keep your attention throughout and haunt you long after you ve finished its final pages. La Fiesta del Chivo The Feast of The Goat, Mario Vargos LlosaThe Feast of the Goat Spanish La fiesta del chivo, 2000 is a novel by the Peruvian Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa The book is set in the Dominican Republic and portrays the assassination of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, and its aftermath, from two distinct standpoints a generation apart during and immediately after the assassination itself, in May 1961 and thirty five years later, in 1996 Throughout, there is also extensive reflection on the heyday of the dictatorship, in the 1950s, and its significance for the island and its inhabitants 2002 1381 623 964405203 20 1381 586 9643411745 CIA 30 1961 ,.
Mario Vargas Llosa, born in Peru in 1936, is the author of some of the most significant writing to come out of South America in the past fifty years His novels include The Green House, about a brothel in a Peruvian town that brings together the innocent and the corrupt The Feast of the Goat, a vivid re creation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo s insidiou
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