Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa
Morgana Vargas Llosa
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Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's foremost author and the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1994 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and in 1995 he won the Jerusalem Prize. His many distinguished works include The Storyteller, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes, In Praise of the Stepmother, The Bad Girl, Conversation in the Cathedral, The Way to Paradise, and The War of the End of the World.  He lives in London.


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The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Picador

A painstakingly researched and lively novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa In 1916, the Irish nationalist...


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A Fish in the Water

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Helen R. Lane
Picador

Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish in the Water is a twofold book: a memoir of one of Latin America's most celebrated witers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in...


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In Praise of Reading and Fiction

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel lLecture is a resounding tribute to fiction’s power to inspire...


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The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Set in Lima, the novel tells of a love story whose participants may be the fictional characters of Don Rigoberto. With his usual sly assurance, Vargas Llosa...


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Touchstones

Mario Vargas Llosa; Selected, edited, and translated by John King
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

One of Latin Am erica’s most garlanded novelists—and the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature—Mario Vargas Llosa is also an acute and wide-ranging...


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Making Waves

Mario Vargas Llosa; Edited and translated by John King
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Spanning thirty years of writing, Making Waves traces the development of the Nobel Prize–winning author Mario Vargas Llosa’s thinking on politics and culture,...


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The Bad Girl

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Picador

A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban...


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The War of the End of the World

Mario Vargas Llosa
Picador

Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind...


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Death in the Andes

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Picador

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...


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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen R. Lane
Picador

Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant, multilayered novel is set in the Lima, Peru, of the author's youth, where a young student named Marito is toiling away in the...


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The Way to Paradise

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Picador

A New York Times Notable Book Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru...


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The Language of Passion

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Picador

Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain’s major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this...


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Letters to a Young Novelist

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Picador

Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of...


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The Feast of the Goat

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Picador

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...


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In Praise of the Stepmother

Mario Vargas Llosa;Translated by Helen Lane
Picador

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,...


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The Storyteller

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen Lane
Picador

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...


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Who Killed Palomino Molero?

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air Force base in the northern desert, a young airman is found murdered. Lieutenant Silva...


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The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Three Plays

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by David Graham-Young
Hill and Wang

In these three plays—each introduced by the author—Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed novelist and a cultural and political figure in Peru,...


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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

Mario Vargas LLosa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This delightful 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...


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The Cubs and Other Stories

Mario Vargas Llosa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The Cubs and Other Stories is Mario Vargas Llosa’s only volume of short fiction available in English. Vargas Llosa’s domain is the Peru of male youth and...


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The Perpetual Orgy

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The book's first section is a tete-a-tete with Emma Bovary; the second traces the gestation and birth of the novel, as well as Flaubert's method, his mania for...


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The Time of the Hero

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Lysander Kemp
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The action of The Time of the Hero, Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa’s first novel, takes place at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima,...


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