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    Another piece of marvelous historical fiction like The War at the End of the World, Dream of the Celt follows the historical figure of Roger Casement through his humanitarian odysseys to horrors committed by Belgian colonizers and rubber barons in Congo to the atrocities committed by Peruvian colonizers and rubber barons of ia The latter certainly overlaps with the events described in The Green House somewhat albeit those events were a few decades later, proving that Casement was right that the situation would sadly never change The final chapter of Casement s life was his struggle for Irish independence Each odd chapter is the narrative of Casement s like while the even chapters all take place in his prison cell prior to his hanging in 1916 The descriptions of the colonization are unabashedly violent and hard to read sometimes, but the story obviously needs to be told Much of the subsequent violence in both the Congo and in Peru in the 20th C was a direct consequence of the extreme violence which occurred before and during Casement s lifetime.Where does MVL stand on all this It is quite hard to say He certainly does not take sides with the colonizers and shows some shock at the treatment of the colonized, and he seems to show some revulsion at how the messages and messengers of the Christian religion were manipulated and used to justify and perpetuate the violence He also shows contempt through the protagonist for Britain s hypocrisy and Belgium s brutality He does not however, in any of the books I have read so far I am only missing three of the last four now any viable alternative or semblance of a solution Clearly, his critique of socialism in Alejandro Mayta demonstrates he believes this is not the solution and his contempt for corruption in Peru belies a belief that perhaps democracy can never work there without some form of corruption eating away at it He is hard to pin down on what he would suggest is the right way forward.Regardless, this is a fine piece of literature worthy of the best of MVL s writing and a fascinating portait of this nearly forgotten hero of humanitarianism and Irish independence.


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    Curb Your EnthusiasmRoger Casement had consistently disappointing experience with modern institutions His work as a shipping clerk in a private firm in Liverpool had no adventure His time as an adventurer in the Congo for the Belgian monarch lacked humanity His diplomatic efforts as part of the British government on behalf of humanity had little practical success And his association with the ultimately successful 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland led to his conviction for treason against his country and death by hanging If he had survived into the Republic, I m confident he would have found that Eire didn t meet his expectations either And incidentally he was gay, which did him little good among many institutions with which he had yet to have contact.One might accurately call Casement a serial idealist He moved from one idealistic fantasy to another throughout his life, seeking that true cause within an organization composed of other similarly dedicated true believers When he failed to find the right ideal or a sufficiently sympathetic organization, he doubled the stakes, plunging into and radical causes until he ended up conspiring with Germany to free his native Ireland from British rule He was, in short, somewhat of a social menace.There are numerous poems, ballads, and mythical stories about Casement as an Irish national hero Brian Inglis wrote his biography in 1973 this was republished 20 years later, and then again in 2002 Casement has been the subject of international television documentaries, a stage play, another biographical novel contemporaneous with that of Vargas Llosa, a graphic novel, as well as numerous articles, government reports and literary references Casement s memoirs, journals and diaries have been published and extensively analyzed in the popular and academic press He is even the theme of an American country rock song The man, in other words, has been well studied.Therefore it seems to me odd that Vargas Llosa would choose Casement as the subject of this biographical novel At times it is unclear if Vargas Llosa had decided definitively either to write a biography or a novel He ends up providing immense amounts of historical detail but very little about what s going on in Casement s head, except his progressive disillusion with the way the world had been organized in his absence There are no innovative insights, no obvious literary themes, no controversial interpretations as there are in his other biographical novel The War of the End of the World Other than as a somewhat strident cautionary tale for today s young idealists, therefore, I don t see the point.


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    Roger Casement by Sarah Purser, oil on canvasHmm Fictionalised biography Is it a good idea Can it be successful How best should it be done The Dream of the Celt caused me to ask myself such questions and .The way I understand the genre of fictionalised biography, the author gets to create memories for his subject, to reveal intimate details about his life, to attribute motives to his actions, to put words in his mouth It is no accident that most fictionalised biographies are written after the death of their main characters Those that have been written in their subjects lifetimes tend to be surrounded by controversy After all, the subject becomes the author s creation even if he is dressed in authentic garments provided by background research He becomes a puppet for the author s sole use, his life the clay with which the author shapes his narrative arc But, you say, some historical characters have such extraordinary life stories that to tell them as straightforward biography is missing a great opportunity to create an astounding tale of intrigue and suspense Further, you might point out, in the hands of an author with a major literary reputation, such a fictionalised biography must be a valuable addition to the world of letters Hmm.Being aware of Vargas Llosa s reputation and knowing a little of Roger Casement s exciting and controversial life from school history classes, I was eager to read The Dream of the Celt What could go wrong here, I thought Casement, born in Ireland, became a British diplomat and eventual human rights activist when such a role was almost unknown He campaigned for the freedom from virtual enslavement of the natives of both the Congo and the Peruvian jungles, raising awareness of the exploitation carried out by the rubber industry in both places during the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th In his final years, he turned his back on Britain and devoted himself with an idealist s fervour to the cause of Irish nationalism, view spoiler actively seeking German aid in the form of guns and military power for the Irish freedom fighters even while Britain was at war with Germany He was tried as a traitor to the British crown in 1916, his controversial life and fate being further compromised by the opportune leaking of diaries describing his real or imagined homosexual trysts with very young men in brief but unambiguous detail hide spoiler


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    mario vargas llosa is born in peru in 1936 his father reveals he s cheating on his mother with a german woman mario has two younger half german half brothers enrique ernesto at 19 mario marries julia urquidi, his mother s uncle s sister in law she is 30 he publishes some short stories he receives a scholarship to university in madrid mario and julia move to paris mario and julia divorce a year later mario marries his first cousin, patricia they have three children mario writes his first book, time of the hero, at the age of 26 he is a prominent part of BOOM , the renowned latin american literary movement.he looks like this in 1971 he breaks with marxist and communist ideals after castro imprisons poets and writers from this point on MVL identifies with liberalism rather than extreme left wing ideology and mostly supports moderate conservative candidates in 1975 he directs a movie version of his book, captain pantoja and the secret service he keeps getting cooler in 1976 he punches gabriel garcia marquez in the face in a mexican movie theater neither man has ever revealed why this is what the chubby, less talented writer looks like afterwards in 1981 MVL publishes his first masterpiece, war of the end of the world you should read it in 1990 he runs for president of peru, proposing drastic economic austerity programs MVL s political opponents read sex scenes from his novels over peruvian radio he is defeated by alberto fujimori, an agricultural engineer this is what fujimori looks like this is what MVL looks like in 2000 he publishes feast of the goat you should read it in 2010 he receives the nobel prize for literature for, his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual s resistance, revolt, and defeat in 2012 he publishes the dream of the celt.you should read it this is what he looks like in 2015 MVL moves to beachwood canyon and meets brian jack for weekly sunday brunches at which the two men one dog argue till sunset about politics, literature, and life following this, they smoke cigars and walk the neighborhood, then retire to brian s apartment for a light dinner with kelly and the new episode of the bachelor.


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    UN UOMO MOLTI UOMINI L uomo Roger Casement, il celta del sogno e protagonista di questo romanzo, ha in s molti uomini, personalit molteplici e diverse Uno dei tanti ritratti fotografici di Roger Casement.Irlandese, vissuto dal 1864 al 1916, contrariamente alla maggior parte dei suoi connazionali, non cresce cattolico, ma lo diventa solo in tarda et.A vent anni, appena possibile, parte per l Africa convinto che l Occidente avrebbe aperto agli africani la strada verso la modernit per mezzo della colonizzazione Ben presto, per , diventa testimone e portavoce internazionale degli orrori del colonialismo, della sistematica violazione dei pi elementari diritti umani da parte degli europei, sia in Africa che in Amazzonia.Dopo aver speso la maggior parte della sua vita al servizio della Corona britannica come console, diplomatico, inviato, ricevendo in cambio anche l onorificenza di Sir, diventa irredentista e odia la perfida Albione che occupa e domina con pugno di ferro il suo paese.Arriva a cercare l alleanza della Germania, grande nemica dell Inghilterra, per favorire l indipendenza dell Irlanda e finisce considerato traditore dai suoi stessi connazionali e dagli inglesi che lo condannano a morte condanna eseguita.Targa commemorativa di Casement a Riederau in Baviera, Germania.Ma l aspetto pi controverso la sessualit di Casement in queste pagine, se Roger pensa all a, al sentimento in genere, pensa a donna, mamma, famiglia per la sua sessualit vive d incontri clandestini, spesso a pagamento, con indigeni d Africa e d Amazzonia del suo stesso sesso, in situazioni a rischio per la vita e la salute.Quest ultimo aspetto fondamentale nella vita di Casement, se non altro perch il governo inglese tirer fuori alcuni suoi presunti diari, solo quelli di anni specifici i diari saranno divisi tra bianchi , la maggioranza, e neri , quelli di alcuni anni dove sono descritti gli incontri omosessuali di fatto aumentando la sensazione che si tratti di falsi storici costruiti ad arte , li render pubblici, e le avventure omosessuali, e forse pedofile, di Casement contribuiranno ad alienargli la simpatia anche di amici di vecchia data e a convincere la Corona che la domanda di grazia vada respinta e la sentenza di morte eseguita.Edizione pubblicata dei cosiddetti diari neri di Roger Casement.Vargas Llosa glissa abbastanza su questo aspetto della personalit di Roger Casement, lo introduce oltre la met del libro, sembra poi quasi abbracciare la tesi dei colpevolisti, per poi nell epilogo prendere le distanze.La storia bellissima, il personaggio oltremodo interessante e complesso, l argomento avvincente.Ma Vargas Llosa adotta uno stile monotono, ripetitivo, prolisso, anche ampolloso, che rende la lettura noiosa e stentata.Mette i suoi personaggi in vetrina e ci lascia fuori a rimirarli, senza farci entrare dentro perch i suoi personaggi sono facciate, non hanno profondit , spessore, anima.Roger Casement in Per con alcuni indigeni lungo il fiume Putumayo.Spesso ho avuto desiderio di leggere i documenti dell epoca, quelli che probabilmente Vargas Llosa ha studiato prima di scrivere credo che li avrei trovati pi avvincenti, emozionanti, diretti.Si aggiunga la sciatteria dell edizione italiana, come segnalato da altri commenti le prime 50 pagine sono un discreto disastro, ma anche ben oltre errori e orrori vari ritornano tipo accordare a un soggetto maschile un aggettivo al femminile.Un peccato, un occasione mancata.La tomba di Casement nel cimitero di Glasnevin a Dublino.


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    Roger Casement was an Irishman who famously revealed the atrocities in the rubber industries in, first, the Congo and, then, the in the early 1900s He saw a similarity in the mistreatment of the natives in Africa and South America to the British suffocation of Ireland and made the latter his final cause Unwisely, he courted Germany during the First World War, hoping to link with England s enemy in what he thought a common cause He was deemed to be a traitor arrested, convicted and then hung His reputation was further sullied by his diaries which graphically detail his homosexual and pedophillic desires There is some thought his diaries were a frame job by his prosecutors.What a marvelous novel this story would make greed, idealism, patriotism, existential angst, severed hands, poisoned darts, malaria, the highest levels of governments and the darkest corners of foreign bath houses And in the hands of a Nobel Laureate author, no less.Yet, The Dream of the Celt was horrible.To explain why, I need to compare this book to Vargas Llosa s The Feast of the Goat, which used rotating points of view to show the black heart of Trujillo That same style would have worked here you could see how it could have been done and which separate characters could have given voice to the complex story of Roger Casement But no Here, Vargas Llosa tells, he does not show He did his research and then told the story As if he was an editor at Wikipedia Here s an example of the beginning sentences of consecutive paragraphs for a few pages Roger left four days later.For the five days of the voyage to Manaus, he barely left his cabin.In Manaus, where he arrived in the middle of December, he felt better.For the week he stayed in Manaus, Roger led a spartan life.On December 17 he set sail for Para.On Christmas Eve, he left for Barbados.On December 31 he left on the S.S Terrence for New York.The whole book is like that Hehehehehe.It s a great story of a great time and, in the hands of an author I m fond of, I was very much looking forward to this But there s no art here That s the problem It s a recounting But no art.So read the Wikipedia version Or better yet, read Adam Rothschild s King Leopold s Ghost, which will sear your soul.


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    The list of atrocities committed by short, ugly men with sexual complexes and inhuman proclivities means that evil is legion it is omnipresent and as real today as 100 years ago One of the great anti colonial fighters and defenders of human rights and indigenous cultures of his time, and a sacrificed combatant for the emancipation of Ireland 354 is the man, Roger Casement MVL hooked himself another incredible biography this time to cement properly into itty, bitty literature for all of eternity Again, stupid is the cause for the baffling downfall and failed revolution of a beautiful soul Vargas Llosa is by now an expert of this his best novels are all historic biographies Dream is the definitive novel which completes the triad of 4 star literary histories which began with the titanic War of the End of the World and was continued by the prolonged fever pitch of perfection that is Feast of the Goat This one is as magnificent as the other two as gripping and unputdownable The story never dies criminals of human degeneracy are never placed on trial crimes are never atoned for And in Casement we have the hero that is inherently human and whose destiny is therefore heart wrenching This, o readers, is the epitome of class y , of majestic lush prose a writer worth studying, and CLOSELY.I am an enormous fan of this man His expertise ranges from the tiniest germinating seed to the sprawling cosmos Indeed, he could write about ANYTHING, and make of it a BRILLIANT work of art In this, MVL s fair distribution of the light and dark, of the humanity and evil tug of war that is everlasting is the main attraction I dare to compare this, not just to his other works of immaculate intelligence and craft, but with Kenneally s Schindler s Ark or Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace as well.this is a hardcore recommendation as minute and insignificant as Desdemona s hankie.


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