In Praise of Reading and Fiction

In Praise of Reading and Fiction

Posted 11.15.12

Author: 
Mario Vargas Llosa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374175757
2011

Translated by Edith Grossman, In Praise of Reading and Fiction is Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa's lecture delivered after he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010. Llosa argues for the necessity of literature in our lives today. As he puts it, "literature not only submerges us in the dream of beauty and happiness but alerts us to every kind of oppression."

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