Thursday, October 07, 2010

Mario Vargas Llosa

I'm still shocked that Vargas Llosa won. He's very polarizing; love him or hate him. I have always enjoyed teaching his essay "My Son, the Rastafarian" ("Mi hijo, el etíope") in my classes. I was hoping for Nicanor Parra or Carlos Fuentes. At any rate, it'd been since 1994 that an American won. It's about time that the New World got some attention again.

I think that Parra, Fuentes, Piglia, Rushdie, Zizek, and McCarthy all deserve to win. But, that's probably never going to happen.

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