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  • Captain Pantoja and the Special Serviceby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    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. Side-splitting complications arise as world of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread. more...

  • The War of the End of the Worldby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    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 and civilization have been wiped away. There is no money, no taxation, no marriage, no census. Canudos is a cauldron for the revolutionary spirit in... more...

  • The Cubs and Other Storiesby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    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 themselves out on the soccer field, the dance floor, and on street corners. The title story, ?The Cubs,? tells the story of the carefree boyhood of P.P. Cuellar... more...

  • The Perpetual Orgyby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    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... more...

  • Making Wavesby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    Spanning thirty years of writing, Making Waves traces the development of Mario Vargas Llosa?s thinking on politics and culture, and shows the breadth of his interests and passions. Featured here are astute meditations on the Cuban Revolution, Latin American independence, and the terrorism of Peru?s Shining Path; brilliant engagements with towering... more...

  • The Dream of the Celtby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    The Dream of the Celt explores the life of the Irish revolutionary Sir Roger Casement who was executed for treason after his involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising, travelling with its protagonist from Liverpool and Dublin to the Congo and Peru, where Casement worked as a British consul, and to London, where he ended his life in Pentonville jail.... more...

  • The Way to Paradiseby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    In 1844, Flora Tristan embarked on a tour of France to campaign for workers' and women's rights. In 1891, her grandson set sail for Tahiti, determined to escape civilisation and seek out inspiration to paint his primitive masterpieces. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unravel side by side in this absorbing... more...

  • The Notebooks of Don Rigobertoby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    Don Rigoberto - a rather grey insurance executive by day, a dedicated pornographer and sexual enthusiast by night - misses Lucrecia, his estranged second wife. He desperately compensates for her absence by filling his notebooks with a steamy mix of memory and sexual fantasy. Husband and wife have been separated for a year because of a sexual encounter... more...

  • Who Killed Palomino Molero?by Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    In Who Killed Palomino Molero? Mario Vargas LLosa has turned to detective fiction. The setting is Peru in the 1950s. Near an air force base in the northern deserts, a young airman is found brutally tortured and murdered. Two local policemen, Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma, set out to investigate. But they are not glamorous detectives with modern... more...

  • The Cubs and Other Storiesby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    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 themselves out on the soccer field, on the dance floor and on street corners. The title work, The Cubs, tells the story of the carefree boyhood of PP Cuellar and... more...