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Vargas Llosa, Mario 1936-

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The time of the hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

575 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 4,660 WorldCat member 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 )

298 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,477 WorldCat member 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 )

279 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,201 WorldCat member 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 green house by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

406 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,110 WorldCat member 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 )

149 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer stares with fascination at the 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 his old school friend, Saúl Zuratas. As recollections of Zuratas - a Jew, a perpetual outsider - flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas' transformation from a modern man to a central member, the voice and the chronicler, of the primitive 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 the world of our origins, abandoning one in order to find the meaning in both."--Back cover
Captain Pantoja and the special service by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

299 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,830 WorldCat member 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
Who killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

175 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member 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 notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

130 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Lima, this story of a love triangle introduces Don Rigoberto, a gray insurance executive by day and a pornographer by night, his second wife, Lucrecia, and his son, Alfonso, who has relations with his stepmother
The discreet hero by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

62 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,158 WorldCat member 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
La Fiesta del Chivo by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

166 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novela histórica sobre los últimos días del gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo en la República Dominicana en 1961. El hilo conductor de la novela es el retorno a la isla de Urania Cabral, hija de un senador del régimen trujillista, luego de muchos años de la muerte del dictador. Mientras Urania visita a su padre moribundo, la narración reconstruye el fin de una era haciendo un recuento de una serie de personajes históricos, entre ellos, el sempiterno presidente de la República Dominicana, Joaquín Balaguer y ascenso político. La crueldad del poder y la maldad humana destacan en este gran relato, una de las mejores novelas del novelista peruano"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Conversación en la catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

241 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member 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
Conversation in the cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

96 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Letters to a young novelist by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member 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
The cubs and other stories by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

165 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prologo de Jose Maria Castellet
Lituma en los Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

153 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un campamento minero de las montañas del Perú, el cabo Lituma y su adjunto Tomás viven en un ambiente bárbaro y hostil, bajo la constante amenaza de los guerrilleros maoístas de Sendero Luminoso, y debatiéndose con misterios sin aclarar que los obsesionan, como ciertas desapariciones inexplicables; está también la historia íntima de estos personajes, sobre todo la de un antiguo amor de Tomás, que se va contando en forma de episodios intercalados como un contrapunto de recuerdos al drama colectivo. El aliento mítico de la narración, en la que se entrevén otras muchas siluetas enérgicamente trazadas, infunde una extraordinaria vida a realidades que se observan de un modo implacable y minucioso.--Descripción de la editorial
El pez en el agua : memorias by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de beroemde Peruaanse schrijver, die zich in 1990 tegen wil en dank kandidaat stelde voor de actieve politiek in zijn land
Diario de Irak by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touchstones collects Vargas Llosa's readings of seminal twentieth-century novels, from Heart of Darkness to The Tin Drum; incisive essays on political and social thinkers; and contemporary pieces on 9/11 and the immediate aftermath of the war in Iraq. --from publisher description
A writer's reality by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fish in the water : a memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by the celebrated Latin American writer, spanning his birth in Peru, career as a writer, and efforts at organizing political and social reform in his native country, which ultimately led him to seek the presidency in 1990
Mario Vargas Llosa : in love with Peru( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Mario Vargas Llosa-penetrating studies of Peruvian life-demonstrate the author's lifelong commitment to social change. In this program, Vargas Llosa, winner of the Cervantes Prize and widely regarded as Peru's most interesting novelist, offers insights into his beloved homeland, his life abroad, his unsuccessful bid for the presidency, and other topics. (Spanish, 30 minutes)
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The storyteller
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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-

Llosa, M. Vargas 1936-

Llosa, M. Vargas (Mario Vargas), 1936-

Llosa , Mario

Llosa, Mario 1936-

Llosa, Mario Vargas.

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Llosa Vargas

Lʹosa, Mario Vargas 1936-

Mario Vargas Llosa écrivain péruvien et espagnol, auteur de romans et d'essais politiques

Mario Vargas Llosa novel·lista i polític peruà

Mario Vargas Llosa peruanischer Schriftsteller

Mario Vargas Llosa Peruano-Espaniol a mannurat, politiko, agiwarwarnak, ken manalaysay

Mario Vargas Llosa peruánský spisovatel

Mario Vargas Llosa Perulainen kirjailija ja poliitikko

Mario Vargas Llosa Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, and essayist

Mario Vargas Llosa pisarz peruwiański

Mario Vargas Llosa scrittore, giornalista e politico peruviano

Mario Vargas Llosa Spaans romanschrijver

Mario Vargas Llosa spaanscher Politiker

Mario Vargass Ljosa

Mario Varqas Lyosa

Mariu Vargas Llosa

Marius Vargas Llosa

Marqués de Vargas Llosa 1936-

Marqués Vargas Llosa 1936-

Marqués Vargas Llosa de 1936-

Vargaitas 1936-

Vargas Ljosa, Mario

Vargas Ljosa, Mario 1936-

Vargas, Ljosa, Mario mazedon. Namensform 1936-

Vargas Llosa , Jorge Mario Pedro

Vargas Llosa Jorge Mario Pedro 1936-....

Vargas Llosa, M. 1936-

Vargas Llosa, M. (Mario), 1936-

Vargas Llosa Mário

Vargas-Llosa, Mario 1936-

Vargas Losa, M. 1936-

Vargas Lʹosa, Mario 1936-

Vargas, Mario

Vargas, Mario 1936-

Ṿargas Yosah, Mario 1936-

Vargass Ljosa, Mario 1936-

Varguitas 1936-

Varlas Llosa Jorge Mário

Wargas, Yôsā, Maryô 1936-

Yôsā, Maryô Wargas 1936-

Yūsā, Māryū bārġās 1936-

Βαργκασ Λιοσα, Μαριο 1936-

Μάριο Βάργκας Γιόσα

Вагас ЛЬоса, Марио 1936-

Варгас Льоса Марио

Варгас Льоса, Марио 1936-

Варгас М

Варгас М. 1936-

Льоса М. В

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 بارقاس یوسا

ماریو بارگاس یوسا

ماریو ورگاس للوسا

ماریو ورگاس لیاوزا

يوسا، ماريو برغاس، 1936-

يوسا، ‏ماريو فارغاس، 1936-

मारियो वर्गास लियोसा

মারিও বার্গাস ইয়োসা

ਮਾਰੀਓ ਬਰਗਾਸ ਲੋਸਾ

மாரியோ பார்க்காசு யோசா

മരിയോ വർഗാസ് യോസ

მარიო ვარგას ლიოსა

마리오 바르가스 요사

바르가스 요사, 마리오 1936-

바르가스 요사, 호르헤 마리오 페드로 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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