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Narrow street
28 January 2015 to 10:34
Friday 10 July 2009
View from the old town (Gamla stan in swedish) of Stockholm. Higher resolution available on demand.
Gamla stan
28 January 2015 to 10:32
Friday 10 July 2009
View from the old town (gamla stan in swedish) of Stockholm. Higher resolution available on demand.
Stockholm, Sweden
29 August 2014 to 07:31
snow picnic
07 December 2013 to 10:54
Ultra-Modern Residence in Stockholm With Exceptional Design Features
03 September 2013 to 09:56
Nature is amazing-Red autumn
13 August 2013 to 08:39
Stockholm, Sweden.
The Storyteller (El Hablador)-Mario Vargas Llosa
16 August 2012 to 14:07
The Storyteller (El Hablador) is a novel by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa. The story tells of Saúl Zuratas, a university student who leaves civilization and becomes a "storyteller" for the Machiguenga Indians. The novel thematizes the Westernization of indigenous peoples through missions and through anthropological studies, and questions the perceived notion that indigenous cultures are set in stone.

It is a novel that deals with displaced cultural identities and Peru's noncohesive diversity. Its major themes are the relationship between the global, national and tribal societies; the coexistence and codependence of center and periphery, the "first and third worlds"; cultural hybridism, miscegenation and transnationalism as the only possible way of survival in the modern world. The novel also questions the dichotomous relationship between the writer, as a modern autonomous subject, and the storyteller, as an already disappeared part of the collective experience. It explores different possibilities of a dialogue between the storyteller/novelist and his/her listener/reader.

To analyze the themes in a broader concept, Vargas asks the reader to think about the positive and negative effects of globalization, specifically through the roles of the Viracochas (White men, most typically used in negatively describing the ruthless rubber merchant of the rubber boom) and the missionaries. The Viracochas used the native Indians to harvest rubber, promising them food, shelter and goods to come work for them. The Viracochas treated the Indians horribly once they got to the camps and began pitting the tribes against each other once man power became scarce. They would send Mashcos to capture three Machiguengas or vice versa to buy their "freedom." "They wanted to Bleed us like they bled the trees."[3]. The Viracochas shed a negative light on globalization by exploiting the land and people for profit. Regarding the missionaries and linguists at the Summer Institute, the line between negative and positive impacts are blurred. By studying the Machiguengas, learning their language, and teaching them English and religion, some may argue that the native Indians are being saved from extinction in modern civilization. Others argue that the linguists and missionaries are a "tentacle of American imperialism which, under the conver of doing scientific research, has been engaged in gathering intelligence and has taken the first steps toward a neocolonist penetration of the cultures of the Amazonian Indian."[4]Through these examples of progress versus preservation, Llosa asks the reader, "which is more important?"
Mario Vargas Llosa delivers his speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Sorry about the sound not being in synch! Mario Vargas Llosa pronunc...
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