Vargas Llosa, Mario 1936-
Most widely held works about Mario Vargas Llosa
Most widely held works by Mario Vargas Llosa
Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
185 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 2,588 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 family and community.
The war of the end of the world by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
141 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 2,424 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 )
98 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 2,409 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 storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
77 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,269 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer happens upon a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man-that the storyteller is not an Indian at all but an old school friend, Saul Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas's transformation from a modern to a central member of the unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of identity, storytelling, and truth, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to our origins, abandoning one in order to find meaning in both.
La ciudad y los perros by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
298 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 2,141 libraries worldwide
This story portrays how four angry cadets deal with the boredom and stifling confinement of a military academy.
La casa verde by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
242 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 2,096 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.
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
99 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 2,026 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 )
77 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,943 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 bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
72 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 1,924 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.
Conversación en la catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
202 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,897 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.
In praise of the stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
103 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
The real life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
79 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in 16 languages and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
Set in Peru during a war between U.S. Marines and a Cuban-Bolivian revolutionary army, a fictional memoir characterizes the evolution of a revolutionary, in a psychological portrait of the fanaticism and destruction of revolution.
Who killed Palomino Molero by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
98 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
Bajo el ardiente sol piurano, cuelga de un árbol el cadáver cruelmente torturado de un joven avionero. El teniente Silva y el guardia Lituma emprenden la búsqueda del asesino.
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
73 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 1,677 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.
Pantaleón y las visitadoras by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
173 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 1,651 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.
A fish in the water : a memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
72 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
This work by the renowned Peruvian author allows us to glimpse into the key years of his youth until his candidacy for President of Peru. These are stark, unadorned truths revealed through his hypnotic and masterly prose. The strained relationship between the author and his harsh, violent father; the discovery of his calling as a writer as a means to oppose parental authoritarianism, the precocious bohemia, the hasty wedding with la tia Julia (aunt Julia) and the short, yet intense, political career of the writer.
The perpetual orgy : Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
60 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,391 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.
Letters to a young novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,143 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.
Los jefes by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
158 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
"El ansia de poder seduce al hombre ... los jóvenes limeños, de barrios burgueses o marginales, en ... estos seis cuentos"--P.  of cover.
The temptation of the impossible : Victor Hugo and Les misérables by Mario Vargas Llosa ( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,024 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.
Aunts Authors, Peruvian Authorship Balaguer, Joaquín,--1906-2002 Biography Brazil Canudos Campaign (Brazil : 1893-1897) Colombia Courtship Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dominican Republic Fiction Fiction--Authorship Gauguin, Paul,--1848-1903 Guevara, Ernesto,--1928-1967 History Imaginary letters Interviews Latin America Literature Madame Bovary (Flaubert, Gustave) Man-woman relationships Mayta, Alejandro Misérables (Hugo, Victor) Murder Perón, Eva,--1919-1952 Peru Peru--Lima Peruvian fiction Peruvian literature Political and social views Political corruption Political fiction Political science Politicians Radio writers Revolutionaries Social history Spanish American literature Spanish essays Spanish fiction Spanish literature Stepmothers Storytelling Translations Travelers Tristan, Flora,--1803-1844 Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas,--1891-1961 Vargas Llosa, Mario,--1936- Women travelers
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