Free ePUB La fiesta del ChivoAuthor Mario Vargas Llosa –

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

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    The Irish Independant did not exaggerate on the back cover when they say this book makes for page turning reading that entertains, educates, and horrifies in almost equal parts The story of the Trujillo regime and the chaos surrounding his assassination is told by Urania, daughter of one of his intimates who was disgraced shortly before the fatal evening, the Generalissimo himself with his failing prostate , and several of the conspirators as they wait on a lonely road for his Chevy to appear to ambush him I found the writing incredible, the pace breathtaking, and the violence absolutely terrifying Having read and reviewed here on GR Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz earlier this year, I knew sort of what to expect, but this book surprised me at nearly every turn It is no wonder that Mario Vargas Llosa got a Nobel This is a work of pure genius and one that will be nearly impossible to forget I really liked the protagonist Urania and how her arc in constructed The failure of the US to act in the Caribbean to prevent atrocities like the 30 years of Trujillo and the brutal aftermath that followed the vacuum he left behind because of anti Castro politics is appalling and made me feel ashamed This also reminded me of my favorite read this year, A Brief History of Seven Killings where the CIA actively supported the violence in Jamaica again because of paranoia about Cuba and the failure of the Bay of Pigs operation The massacre genocidal in every way is as chilling in Vargas Llosa as it was in Diaz s book Makes me wonder if anyone wrote a book about the Haitian side of a that story and of the excesses of the Duvaliers and their terrifying TonTon Macoute who made a small, brutal appearance in Goat I was in Ha ti for two weeks in 1985 and the memories of the misery on every corner, the smell of burning charcoal, the calls of the Cooligan Man, and the hidden terror of the TonTon Macoute still occasionally return in my nightmares The narration of the book is perfect always a section with Urania, followed by one of Trujillo and his circle plus his Quo Vadis obsession and one of the conspiracy to assassinate him It makes for fast paced and exciting reading.Highly, highly recommended reading.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.