25 de agosto de 2011

La evolución intelectual de Mario Vargas Llosa

Julio H. Cole, académico de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín en Guatemala, publica en The Independent Review un excelente relato del recorrido intelectual de Mario Vargas Llosa, Premio Nobel de Literatura 2010.

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... It was not always so. Indeed, given his current prominence as a spokesman for classical liberalism, it is easily forgotten that as a young man Vargas Llosa was a typical “man of the left.” Like most intellectuals coming of age in the 1950s and early 1960s, he was closely identified with left-wing causes, and he greatly admired the Cuban Revolution. This ideological stance was in part owing to the prevailing climate of opinion among intellectuals at the time, especially in France, where he spent his formative years as a struggling young writer. Two other factors were a personality that has always exhibited a strong antiauthoritarian streak and the association of authoritarianism in Latin America with right-wing regimes.

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