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  • Süddeutsche Zeitung eBibliothek: Die Liebesromaneby Patrick Modiano; Zeruya Shalev; Antal Szerb; Richard Mason; Mario Vargas Llosa

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2014; US$ 30.56

    Die Liebesromane der Süddeutsche Zeitung eBibliothek. Kaum ein anderes Thema beschäftigt die Menschen so existenziell wie die Liebe. Liebe ist zeitlos und wird doch zu allen Zeiten ganz unterschiedlich gelebt, sie hat keinen Ort und stößt doch an die Grenzen unterschiedlicher Kulturen und gesellschaftlicher Zwänge ? fünf Romane über das, was den Menschen... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Writer's Realityby Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    In this book, Vargas Llosa invites readers to enter into his confidence as he unravels six of his own novels and two other works of fundamental importance to him. Vargas Llosa's native Peru, the setting and character of much of his fiction, is at the centre of his piece on "The Chronicles of the Birth of Peru" - the powerful account of the discovery... more...

  • Making Waves: Essays 1962-93by Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Mario Vargas Llosa has been making waves in cultural and political spheres for over thirty years. Making Waves presents for the first time in English a collection of his essays, a journey through time, through books, and through different geographical locations, plotting the intellectual biography of one of the world's finest writers. We follow... 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...