Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa says today's fast-paced information society has limited peoples' depth of thinking and is a major problem for culture.
The Peruvian author blamed the entertainment industry for creating what he calls a culture of "banalization, frivolization and superficiality."
Vargas Llosa, who won this year's Nobel Prize in literature, told reporters on Monday that the "audiovisual revolution" has been excellent from a technological point of view, but that it also has led to the "disappearance of long-range vision and deep preoccupation for basic questions."
Vargas Llosa is in Stockholm to accept his prize, which will be presented to him by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony on Friday.
- Mario Vargas Llosa