Touchstones essays on literature, art, and politics mario vargas llosa selected, edited, and translated by john king farrar, straus and giroux touchstones. Opinions on political events, literature, culture, and the arts are a fixture of the intellectual to date, three essay collections by vargas llosa have been published in english (1996, 2004 touchstones: essays in literature, art, and politics.
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As a metaphor, a touchstone refers to any physical or intellectual measure by which the validity or merit of a concept can be tested it is similar in use to an acid test, litmus test in politics, or, from a negative the word was introduced into literary criticism by matthew arnold in the study of essays: english and american.
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One of latin america's greatest novelists, mario vargas llosa is also a most acute and wide-ranging cultural critic and an acerbic political commentator.