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Friday, March 29

Independent Independent Enjoyment: "Vargas Llosa, I am convinced, can tell us stories about anything and make them dance to his inventive rhythms. Perhaps because he got his hands dirty in the intractable world of Latin American politics, he returns in his latest novel to the question of power. The goat in its title is Rafael Trujillo, dictatorial head of the Dominican Republic, who ruled over his island state, bordering on Haiti, with a fist of iron, will of steel, and rampant machismo, from 1930 to 1961. Then he was finally assassinated by a small group later known as the 'executioners'." A review of Vargas Llosa's latest novel.

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