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Vargas Llosa, Mario 1936-

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The time of the hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
553 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 4,667 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 )
316 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,608 libraries worldwide
Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion by the bestselling author of The Storyteller. Sexy, sophisticated, older Aunt Julia, now divorced, seeks a new mate who can support her in high style. She finds instead her libidinous nephew, and their affair shocks both famiy and community
The war of the end of the world by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
271 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,220 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 )
202 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,182 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 )
384 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,110 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 )
146 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,390 libraries worldwide
Seeing a photograph of an Amazon tribal storyteller, a Peruvian writer becomes certain that the man is one of his old school friends, and begins to imagine his transformation from the person he knew into a central member of the Machiguenga tribe
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
153 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,095 libraries worldwide
Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits into his life one summer and disappears again without explanation. He loves her still when she reappears as a revolutionary in 1960s Paris, then later as Mrs. Richardson, the wife of a wealthy Englishman, and again as the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman in Tokyo. However poorly she treats him, he is doomed to worship her. Charting Ricardo's expatriate life through his romances with this shape-shifting woman, Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
174 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,065 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
The way to paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
113 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,720 libraries worldwide
Recounts the stories of civil rights campaigner Flora Tristan and Paul Gauguin, the artist grandson who was born after her death, in a tale that follows Flora's struggles with class imbalances and her grandson's effort to escape civilization
In praise of the stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
178 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,700 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 )
138 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,673 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 )
166 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,488 libraries worldwide
In Peru in the 1950s, two unglamourous detectives, Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma, find that everyone is indifferent to the murder investigation of a young airman
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
90 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,459 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 )
113 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,119 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 )
59 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,112 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
Pantaleón y las visitadoras by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
228 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
This delightful 1973 satire later made into a motion picture, 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 supply women for the amorous recruits. Sidesplitting complications arise as word of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread. This story underscores the hypocrisy of ''exemplary'' institutions, the eternal debate between need and virtue, truth and lies, and the sometimes-negative consequences of carrying out one's duty too thoroughly
Letters to a young novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,487 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 notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
60 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
The fantasies of a frustrated husband. The protagonist is a Peruvian insurance executive whose second wife had an affair with his son. He threw her out and is reduced to sleeping with her in his imagination
The cubs and other stories by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
161 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,431 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 1,420 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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Bārġās Yūsā, Māriyū 1936-
Bargās Yuvsā, Māryū 1936-
Bārghās Yūsā, Mārīyū, 1936-
Bargkas Liosa, Mario 1936-
Fārġās Īyūṣā, Mārīyū 1936-
Fārġās Llūsā, Māryū 1936-
Ljosa, Mario Vargas
Ljosa, Mario Vargass 1936-
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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
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Mario Vargass Ljosa
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Mariu Vargas Llosa
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Marqués de Vargas Llosa 1936-
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Wargas, Yôsā, Maryô 1936-
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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, マリオ
バルガス・リョサ, M
バルガス・リョサ, マリオ
巴尓加斯・略萨, 马里奥
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