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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
|Description:||275 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Lituma en los Andes.|
|Responsibility:||Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman.|
"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.