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Death in the Andes

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Novels
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
ISBN: 0374140014 9780374140014 0312427255 9780312427252
OCLC Number: 33132093
Description: 275 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Lituma en los Andes.
Responsibility: Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman.

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"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.

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