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The way to paradise

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer
Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux : Distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Flora Tristan; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Flora Tristan
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer
ISBN: 0312424035 9780312424039
OCLC Number: 56388004
Description: 454 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Paraíso en la otra esquina.
Responsibility: Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.
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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.

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