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Three Plays

The Young Lady from Tacna, Kathie and the Hippopotamus, La Chunga

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, explores the complexities of Peruvian society and the writer's imagination.

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  THE YOUNG LADY FROM TACNAA Play in Two ActsTo Blanca VarelaINTRODUCTIONLies that tell the truthAlthough generally one might say that The Young Lady from Tacna explores such themes as old age, pride, and individual destiny, there is one underlying and pervasive idea encompassing all the others, which has turned out to be, I believe, the backbone of this play: it is the question of how and why stories come into being. I don’t mean how and why they are written, for although Belisario is a writer, literature is only one area of the vast field of story-telling, present in every culture,
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  • Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by David Graham-Young

  • 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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Three Plays

The Young Lady from Tacna, Kathie and the Hippopotamus, La Chunga

Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by David Graham-Young

Nobel Prize For Literature
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