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Vargas Llosa, Mario 1936-

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Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
308 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,613 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 time of the hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
452 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 4,365 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
The war of the end of the world by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
248 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 4,074 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 )
166 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 4,037 libraries worldwide
Returning to her native Dominican Republic, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral discovers that Rafael Trujillo, the depraved dictator called "the Goat," still reigns over his inner circle, which includes Urania's father, with brutality and blackmail
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
134 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 3,091 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 )
140 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,945 libraries worldwide
In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men
Captain Pantoja and the special service by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
257 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,783 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 real life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
130 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,643 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
In praise of the stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
138 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 2,603 libraries worldwide
Les amours d'un jeune garçon et de sa belle-mère. L'auteur témoigne de façon "paradoxale et perverse" de la "déréliction péruvienne" et de sa rupture avec la théorie sartrienne de l'engagement. En contrepoint, "quelques promenades luxurieuses" autour d'oeuvres picturales européennes (Boucher, Fra Angelico, etc.)
Who killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
123 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,411 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
La casa verde by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
306 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 2,338 libraries worldwide
Known as the Green House, the brothel founded by the enigmatic stranger Don Anselmo on the outskirts of Puira affects both the Latin American city and the mission deep in the jungle
The storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,144 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 perpetual orgy : Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
90 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,003 libraries worldwide
Examines the character of Emma Bovary and traces the gestation and birth of the novel, Flaubert's method, his mania for documentation, and the novel's literary sources
Conversación en la catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
265 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,902 libraries worldwide
A chance meeting between upper-class journalist Santiago Zavala and former chauffeur Ambrosio in a Lima bar-and-brothel generates multiple exposures of political and personal corruption and terror in modern Peru
The way to paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 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
The dream of the Celt by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,554 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."--Jacket
The green house by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
22 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,505 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."--BOOK JACKET
Conversation in the cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
A Haunting tale of power, corruption, and the complex search for identity Conversation in The Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town. Through a complicated web of secrets and historical references, Mario Vargas Llosa analyzes the mental and moral mechanisms that govern power and the people behind it. More than a historic analysis, Conversation in The Cathedral is a groundbreaking novel that tackles identity as well as the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a people and a nation
The temptation of the impossible : Victor Hugo and Les misérables by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
46 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,413 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
The cubs and other stories by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )
165 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
The stories in this books contain all the characteristics that later would trademark Mario Vargas Llosa's masterpieces and make him a pioneer of Latin American Literature; they are shocking and surprising, and contain the unmistakable style of one of the greatest authors of the Latin American Boom. In Los jefes y Los cachorros, tyranny and violence depict a society in which one cannot let down the expectations of others. With an exceptional narrative talent, the world that he gives life to here is just a sample of the diversity of others' and his personal passions
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Bārġās Yūsā, Māriyū 1936-
Bargās Yuvsā, Māryū 1936-
Bargkas Liosa, Mario 1936-
Fārġās Llūsā, Māryū 1936-
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Yūsā, Māryū bārġās 1936-
Βαργκασ Λιοσα, Μαριο 1936-
Вагас ЛЬоса, Марио 1936-
Варгас Льоса, Марио 1936-
Варгас Льосе, Марио 1936-
Варгес Льоса, Марио 1936-
Льоса, Марио Варгас 1936-
ורגס יוסה, מאריו 1936־
ורגס יוסה, מריו 1936־
יוסה, מריו ורגס
יוסה, מריו ורגס 1936-
بارغاس يوسا، ماريو، 1936-
فارغاس يوسا، خورخي ماريو بيدرو، 1936-
ماريو بارجاس يوسا، 1936-
ماريو فارغاس يوسا، 1936-
يوسا، ماريو برغاس، 1936-
يوسا، ‏ماريو فارغاس، 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
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