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A Fish in the Water
Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of his life since he was 10 years old, when he found out his father was not dead as he was told, un...
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario, a 19-year old Law-student working in a radio station, falls in love with his aunt-in-law, Julia Urquidi. She thinks Mario is a child and calls ...
Captain Pantoja and the Special Service
Pantaleon Pantoja has just been ascended to Captain of the Peruvian Army. But the mission to which he's sent is preposterous at first sight: he must o...
Conversation in The Cathedral
The dictatorship of Manuel Odria (1948-1956) has devastated the society of Peru in all its branches, politics, journalism, culture. In the mid fifties...
In Praise of the Stepmother
Lucrecia is recently married to Rigoberto, and she's getting to know Fonchito, Rigoberto's son from a previous marriage. High sexual tension arises be...
The Feast of the Goat
In 1996, 49-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic from New York after 35 years of exile. She escaped in 1961 at the age of 1...
The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto
By day, Rigoberto is a regular kind of man working in an insurance company. By night, he writes notebooks of thoughts and fantasies, about the peopl...
Mario Vargas Llosa, himself the main character of this novel, writes about a friend he knew in college, Saul Zuratas, who was a passionate student of ...
The War of the End of the World
In the lands of Canudos, Antonio the Counselor is a mysterious mesianic figure who recruits outcasts to fight against the Republic of Brazil. The Coun...
The Way to Paradise
The story follows the life of 19th feminist-socialist Flora Tristan in her quest to persuade working people of Europe to create a working union, doing...
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