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The Perpetual Orgy

Flaubert and Madame Bovary

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen Lane

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa’s brilliant analysis of Gustav Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary. In this remarkable book, “we not only enjoy a dazzling explication, but experience a master discoursing at the top of his form on the craft of the novel” (Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe). It is a tribute to The Perpetual Orgy that it sends the reader back to Flaubert’s work with renewed interest.


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  • Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen Lane

  • 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 Perpetual Orgy

Flaubert and Madame Bovary

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen Lane

Nobel Prize For Literature
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