Mario Vargas Llosa becomes an online teacher for 599 euros


Mario Vargas Llosa have a new project The Nobel Prize for Literature will be part of Cursiva, the publishing group’s e-learning platform Penguin Random Housewhich has launched a new online course in which the writer will work as a visiting professor. A project against the backdrop of the work Letters to a Young Novelist and whose purpose is teach new writers how novels are born and written.

The writer, who will be 87 years old in just a few months, is one of the key figures in the world literature. In addition to Vargas Llosa, this online course will also have live sessions, in which other prominent writers such as Javier Cercas, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Alonso Cueto, Héctor Abad Faciolince or Gioconda Belli will participate.

Mario Vargas Llosa in an act in Madrid. /Gtres

Throughout the ten weeks in which this course will take place, the aim is for students to be able to delve into the teachings of the Nobel Prize and understand his important literary legacy in a more intense way. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the literary creation process, discover their own literary references and explore their sources of inspiration.

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Online course with the collaboration of Vargas-Llosa. / Courtesy

The course is expected to start next January, specifically around the 16th, and last until March. In fact, the end date that has been set is two days before the Nobel Prize’s birthday. As it has transpired, a total of ten blocks of content will be developed, which will begin with an in-depth analysis of the work of Mario Vargas Llosa and his key novels, as well as a review of the author’s reflections on the craft of write on your work Letters to a young novelist.

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Mario Vargas Llosa in an act in Madrid with Isabel Preysler. /Gtres

Other topics are expected to be discussed with the rest of the invited writers, such as the power of persuasion, the style of any literary work, the narrative technique and the relationship between the narrator and reality. and reality. The course will have the accompaniment and follow-up of the writer Raúl Tola, director of the Mario Vargas Llosa Chair.

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Close-up of Mario Vargas Llosa. /Gtres

Registration for this course, intended for all those people who wonder how novels are born and written, can now be done through cursive website. The total cost of the course is 599 euro and the period ends shortly before the beginning of the same. As they explain from the web, “this is not a course to learn to write, but it is a workshop to reflect on the writer’s trade. A meeting place for those who have been touched by the illusion of narrate”.


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