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Vargas Llosa, Mario 1936-

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The time of the hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

544 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 4,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene: a pitch-black lavatory after lights-out at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, Peru. Four cadets are drawing lots for the night's mission. Their objective: the captain's office. Their target: to steal a copy of the next day's chemistry examination. In this microcosm, this city within a city, a group of cadets form still another circle in their attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic hazing, military discipline, confinement, and boredom. The cadets' rebellion is led by the Jaguar, an aloof, tough boy who refuses to be initiated and treated as one of the Dogs. Under his leadership seven cadets, later reduced to four, join forces to fight the system by smuggling in pisco and cigarettes, running midnight poker games in the latrine, selling answers to examinations, stealing or mutilating uniforms. The Poet, regarded as the class brain, writes and sells pornographic stories; the Boa, their sex hero, wins the contests they hold in their hide-out; and the Slave is their built-in scapegoat. But what began as pranks in their First Year turns into tragedy by the time the boys reach the Third Year -- the point at which the novel opens. The officers' discovery of the theft of a crucial final exam sets off a cycle of betrayal, murder, and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy. Moving back and forth from past to present, from inner thought to outer action, from within the Academy to the city outside, Vargas LLosa exposes the sordid world of the military elite, with its hypocrisy, moral decay, and power politics, and the corruption throughout the society beyond the Academy walls
Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

312 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comic novel, Mario, an 18 year-old law student & radio news-editor, falls for his divorced, 32 year-old Aunt Julia. The story of their affair is interwoven with episodes from a series of radio soap-operas written by Mario's friend, Pedro Comacho
The war of the end of the world by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

270 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apocalyptic prophet in the Brazilian backlands creates the state of Canudos. In it there is no money, property, marriage, income tax, decimal system, or census
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

204 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic--and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. In Trujillo's gaudy palace, treachery and cowardice have become a way of life. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this 'masterpiece of Latin American and world literature, and one of the finest political novels ever written' (Bookforum), Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime and the birth of a terrible democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and the victims, both innocent and complicit, drawn into his deadly orbit
The green house by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

380 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mario Vargas Llosa's novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences." "This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent and the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement and escape." "The conflicting forces that haunt the Green House evoke a world balanced between savagery and civilization - and one that is cursed by not being able to discern between the two."--Jacket
The storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

147 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer stares with fascination at the photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man ... that the storyteller is not an Indian at all, but his old school friend, Saúl Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas - a Jew, a perpetual outsider - flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas' transformation from a modern man to a central member, the voice and the chronicler, of the primitive unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of identity, storytelling, and truth, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to the world of our origins, abandoning one in order to find the meaning in both."--Back cover
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

151 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a love affair between a Peruvian translator and an adventurous and independent woman, "the bad girl," as it unfolds over the course of forty years, from Lima to London, Paris, Tokyo, and Madrid
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

176 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel, simultaneous plot lines ranging from an investigation by Corporal Lituma of a mysterious disappearance, to his deputy's love affair with a prostitute, to an Andean community terrorized by Shining Path guerrillas, and the alternating first- and third-person narrators all obscure coherence. Grossman's lazy translation needlessly retains large doses of original Spanish lexicon. An introduction, maps, and a translator's note are badly needed to orient readers not familiar with Peru"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Captain Pantoja and the special service by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

284 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This farce opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army--to provide females for the amorous recruits. Side-splitting complications arise as word of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread
The way to paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

113 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A New York Times Notable Book. Flora Tristan, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844, she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. In 1891, Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this double portrait, a rare study in passion and ambition, as well as the obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of illness and death
In praise of the stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

179 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and above all, the corrupting power of innocence are the themes that underlie these pages, and the author has perfectly met the demands of the erotic novel, never dimming for an instant the fine poetic polish of his writing
The real life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

136 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. First published in English in 1986, the novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America
Who killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

162 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near an air-force base in Peru in the 1950s, a young airman is found tortured and murdered. The subsequent investigation makes an entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery. In his ninth novel, Peru's Mario Vargas Llosa turns to detective fiction yet still inserts his usual themes of guilt versus innocence and despair at the difficulty of being an honest man in a society based on corruption
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

88 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world--especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon--but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s."--Dust jacket
The perpetual orgy : Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

112 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant analysis of Gustav Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary. In this remarkable book, "we not only enjoy a dazzling explication, but experience a master discoursing at the top of his form on the craft of the novel" (Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe). It is a tribute to The Perpetual Orgy that it sends the reader back to Flaubert's work with renewed interest
The discreet hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

56 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru
Los cachorros; Pichula Cuéllar by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

212 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an edition of an important early work by a writer who has since become a leading Latin-American author and an influential figure in Peruvian politics
Letters to a young novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

50 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet," Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about the world of letters. A literary apprenticeship in eleven letters, by the internationally acclaimed master of the novel In the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers, revealing in the process his deepest beliefs about our common literary endeavor. A writer, in his view, is a being seized by an insatiable appetite for creation, a rebel, and a dreamer. But dreams, when set down on paper, require disciplined development, and so Vargas Llosa undertakes to supply the tools of transformation. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Celine, Cortazar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet-he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, examining time, space, style, and structure, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create. Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and reread by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters
The cubs and other stories by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

158 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prologo de Jose Maria Castellet
The temptation of the impossible : Victor Hugo and Les misérables by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llosa helps us to appreciate the incredible ambition, power, and beauty of Hugo's masterpiece and, in the process, presents a human vision of fiction as an alternative reality that can help us imagine a different and better world
 
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The Feast of the Goat
Alternative Names
Bārġās Yūsā, Māriyū 1936-

Bargās Yuvsā, Māryū 1936-

Bārghās Yūsā, Mārīyū, 1936-

Bargkas Liosa, Mario 1936-

Fārġās Llūsā, Māryū 1936-

Ljosa, Mario Vargas

Ljosa, Mario Vargass 1936-

Llosa, M. Vargas 1936-

Llosa, M. Vargas (Mario Vargas), 1936-

Llosa , Mario

Llosa, Mario 1936-

Llosa, Mario Vargas.

Llosa Mario Vargas 1936-....

Llosa Vargas

Llosa, Vargas 1936-

Lʹosa, Mario Vargas 1936-

Mario Vargas Llosa écrivain péruvien et espagnol, auteur de romans et d'essais politiques

Mario Vargas Llosa peruanischer Schriftsteller

Mario Vargas Llosa Peruano-Espaniol a mannurat, politiko, agiwarwarnak, ken manalaysay

Mario Vargas Llosa peruánský spisovatel

Mario Vargas Llosa Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, and essayist

Mario Vargas Llosa pisarz peruwiański

Mario Vargas Llosa scrittore, giornalista e politico peruviano

Mario Vargas Llosa Spaans romanschrijver

Mario Vargass Ljosa

Mario Varqas Lyosa

Mariu Vargas Llosa

Marius Vargas Llosa

Marqués de Vargas Llosa 1936-

Marqués Vargas Llosa 1936-

Marqués Vargas Llosa de 1936-

Vargaitas 1936-

Vargas Ljosa, Mario

Vargas Ljosa, Mario, 1936-

Vargas, Ljosa, Mario mazedon. Namensform 1936-

Vargas Llosa , Jorge Mario Pedro

Vargas Llosa Jorge Mario Pedro 1936-....

Vargas Llosa, M. 1936-

Vargas Llosa, M. (Mario), 1936-

Vargas Llosa, Mário

Vargas-Llosa, Mario 1936-

Vargas Losa, M. 1936-

Vargas Lʹosa, Mario 1936-

Vargas, Mario

Vargas, Mario 1936-

Ṿargas Yosah, Mario 1936-

Vargass Ljosa, Mario 1936-

Varguitas 1936-

Varlas Llosa, Jorge Mário

Vergas-Llosa, Mario 1936-

Wargas, Yôsā, Maryô 1936-

Yôsā, Maryô Wargas 1936-

Yūsā, Māryū bārġās 1936-

Βαργκασ Λιοσα, Μαριο 1936-

Μάριο Βάργκας Γιόσα

Вагас ЛЬоса, Марио 1936-

Варгас Льоса Марио

Варгас Льоса, Марио 1936-

Варгас Льосе, Марио 1936-

Варгас М. 1936-

Варгес Льоса, Марио 1936-

Льоса М. В. 1936-

Льоса, Марио Варгас 1936-

Марио Варгас Льоса перуано-испанский прозаик и драматург, публицист, политический деятель, лауреат Нобелевской премии по литературе 2010 года

Марио Варгас Љоса

Марыа Варгас Льёса

Марыё Варгас Льлёса

Маріо Варґас Льйоса

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ורגס יוסה, מאריו 1936־

ורגס יוסה, מריו 1936־

יוסה, מריו ורגס

יוסה, מריו ורגס 1936-

מריו ורגס יוסה

بارغاس يوسا، ماريو، 1936-

فارغاس يوسا، خورخي ماريو بيدرو، 1936-

ماريو بارجاس يوسا

ماريو بارجاس يوسا، 1936-

ماريو فارغاس يوسا

ماريو فارغاس يوسا، 1936-

ماریو بارگاس یوسا

ماریو ورگاس للوسا

ماریو ورگاس لیاوزا

يوسا، ماريو برغاس، 1936-

يوسا، ‏ماريو فارغاس، 1936-

মারিও বার্গাস ইয়োসা

ਮਾਰੀਓ ਬਰਗਾਸ ਲੋਸਾ

மாரியோ பார்க்காசு யோசா

മരിയോ വർഗാസ് യോസ

მარიო ვარგას ლიოსა

마리오 바르가스 요사

바르가스 요사 1936-

바르가스 요사, 마리오 1936-

바르가스 요사, 호르헤 마리오 페드로 1936-

요사, 마리오 바르가스 1936-

요사, 바르가스 1936-

バルガス・ジョサ

バルガス・ジョサ, マリオ

バルガス・リョサ, M

バルガス・リョサ, マリオ

マリオ・バルガス・リョサ

巴尓加斯・略萨, 马里奥

略薩

马里奥·巴尔加斯·略萨

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Aunt Julia and the scriptwriterThe war of the end of the worldThe Feast of the GoatThe green houseThe storytellerThe bad girlDeath in the AndesCaptain Pantoja and the special service