Here we come across the dissident Czech writer V??clav Havel, who later became the nationŸ??s president; the South African Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, with her pronounced anti-apartheid novels; the Chilean-American Isabel Allende, Ÿ??the worldŸ??s most widely read Spanish authorŸ??; and G?ªnter Grass, hailed as the Ÿ??literary spokesman of his generationŸ??. We also meet Graham Greene and Milan Kundera alongside the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz, who, in his quiet way, ridiculed Islamic fundamentalism. The book is rounded off with three remarkable Latin American writers: Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz and Gabriel Garc??a M??rquez.
Of Love and Other Sorrows takes the reader on a fascinating journey in the company of some of the biggest names in modern literature. This illuminating study of their lives and works will seduce readers to rediscover these masters for themselves.