Quotation by Mario Vargas Llosa

Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary.
Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936), Peruvian novelist. The narrator, in The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, ch. 9 (1984, trans. 1986).
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