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Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa
Morgana Vargas Llosa

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.

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

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Notes on the Death of Culture
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Notes on the Death of Culture

Mario Vargas Llosa; Edited and Translated from the Spanish by John King
Picador
Picador

In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the...

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The Discreet Hero
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The Discreet Hero

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

A tale of two cities—Piura and Lima—rocked by scandal, and the disintegrating bonds of loyalty between the generations
Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa’s newest novel follows two...

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The Dream of the Celt
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The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Picador
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 Roger Casement was hanged by the British...

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A Fish in the Water
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A Fish in the Water

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Helen R. Lane
Picador
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 Arequipa, Peru; and the story of...

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In Praise of Reading and Fiction
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In Praise of Reading and Fiction

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 readers to greater ambition, to dissent,...

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The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto
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The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 keeps the reader guessing which episodes...

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Making Waves
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Making Waves

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

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, and shows the breadth of his...

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Touchstones
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Touchstones

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

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 cultural critic and an acerbic political...

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The Bad Girl
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The Bad Girl

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2007

"Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores...

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The War of the End of the World
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The War of the End of the World

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen Lane
Picador
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 of outcast. It is a place where history...

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen R. Lane
Picador
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 news department of a local radio station....

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Death in the Andes
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Death in the Andes

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
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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 the town from the Shining Path guerrillas...

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The Way to Paradise
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The Way to Paradise

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Picador
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A New York Times Notable BookFlora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance....

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The Language of Passion
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The Language of Passion

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer
Picador
Picador

Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain's major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this collection of columns from the 1990s, Vargas Llosa weighs...

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Letters to a Young Novelist
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Letters to a Young Novelist

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Natasha Wimmer
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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 writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce,...

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The Feast of the Goat
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The Feast of the Goat

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Edith Grossman
Picador
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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...

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In Praise of the Stepmother
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In Praise of the Stepmother

Mario Vargas Llosa;Translated by Helen Lane
Picador
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, darkens the extraordinary happiness...

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The Storyteller
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The Storyteller

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen Lane
Picador
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 eerie sense that he knows this man...that...

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Who Killed Palomino Molero?
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Who Killed Palomino Molero?

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

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 and Officer Lituma investigate. Lacking...

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The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta
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The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

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

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...

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Three Plays
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Three Plays

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by David Graham-Young
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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, explores the complexities of Peruvian...

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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service
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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

Mario Vargas LLosa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 provide females for the amorous recruits....

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The Cubs and Other Stories
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The Cubs and Other Stories

Mario Vargas Llosa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 machismo, where life's dramas play...

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The Perpetual Orgy
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The Perpetual Orgy

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

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 documentation, and the novel's literary...

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The Time of the Hero
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The Time of the Hero

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

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, Peru. There, four angry cadets who...

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