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  • Notes on the Death of Cultureby Mario Vargas Llosa; John King

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 23.99

    A provocative essay collection that finds the Nobel laureate taking on the decline of intellectual life 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 Death of Culture is an examination and indictment... more...

  • Captain Pantoja and the Special Serviceby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    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 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 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... more...

  • The Cubs and Other Storiesby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 9.99

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

  • Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriterby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65

    'A comic novel on the grand scale written with tremendous confidence and verve. Mario, 18-year-old law student and radio news-editor, falls scandalously for his Aunt Julia, the 32-year-old divorced wife of a cousin, and the progressively lunatic story of this affair is interwoven with episodes from a series of radio soap-operas written by his friend... more...

  • A Fish in the Waterby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.86

    Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish in the Water is a twofold book: a memoir by one of Latin America's most celebrated writers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru; and the story of his organization of the reform movement which culminated in his bid for the Peruvian presidency in 1990. Llosa evokes the experiences which gave rise to his... more...