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Var·gas Llo·sa(vär′gəs yō′sə, bär′gäs yō′sä), Mario Born 1936.
Peruvian writer known for his stylistically innovative and complex novels, such as The Green House (1966) and The War of the End of the World (1981), which often concern the political and social climate of his homeland. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature.
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Vargas Llosa(Spanish ˈbarɣas ˈʎosa)
(Biography) (Jorge) Mario (Pedro) born 1936, Peruvian novelist, writer, and political figure. His novels include The City and the Dogs (1963), Conversation in the Cathedral (1969), The Storyteller (1990), and The Notebook of Don Rigoberto (1998). In 1990 he stood unsuccessfully for the presidency of Peru. He won the Nobel Prize in literature 2010
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