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The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, which follows a group of cadets at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy (which the author himself attended as a teenager) as they navigate racial and social differences and grapple with the pervasive violence that surrounds them. The book catapulted its author to worldwide fame but was met with hostility at his former school, where it was publicly burnt. Mario Vargas Llosa was one of the key writers of the Latin American Boom in the 1960s and 1970s and has long been a key political voice in his native Peru. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 after a literary career spanning several decades, and is still active as a novelist and journalist.

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