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Their objective: the captain's office. Their target: to steal a copy of the next day's chemistry examination.
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In this microcosm, this city within a city, a group of cadets form still another circle in their attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic hazing, military discipline, confinement, and boredom. The cadets' rebellion is led by the Jaguar, an aloof, tough boy who refuses to be initiated and treated as one of the Dogs. Under his leadership seven cadets, later reduced to four, join forces to fight the system by smuggling in pisco and cigarettes, running midnight poker games in the latrine, selling answers to examinations, stealing or mutilating uniforms.
The Poet, regarded as the class brain, writes and sells pornographic stories; the Boa, their sex hero, wins the contests they hold in their hide-out; and the Slave is their built-in scapegoat. But what began as pranks in their First Year turns into tragedy by the time the boys reach the Third Year -- the point at which the novel opens.
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The officers' discovery of the theft of a crucial final exam sets off a cycle of betrayal, murder, and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy. Moving back and forth from past to present, from inner thought to outer action, from within the Academy to the city outside, Vargas LLosa exposes the sordid world of the military elite, with its hypocrisy, moral decay, and power politics, and the corruption throughout the society beyond the Academy walls.
The war of the end of the world by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 14 languages and held by 4, WorldCat member libraries worldwide An apocalyptic prophet in the Brazilian backlands creates the state of Canudos. In it there is no money, property, marriage, income tax, decimal system, or census. The green house by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 16 languages and held by 4, WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Mario Vargas Llosa's novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust.
Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences. Conversation in the cathedral by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 11 languages and held by 3, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town.
The storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 9 languages and held by 3, WorldCat member libraries worldwide "At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer stares with fascination at the photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon.
He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man As recollections of Zuratas - a Jew, a perpetual outsider - flow through his mind, the writer begins to imagine Zuratas' transformation from a modern man to a central member, the voice and the chronicler, of the primitive unacculturated Machiguenga tribe. Weaving the mysteries of identity, storytelling, and truth, Vargas Llosa has created a spellbinding tale of one man's journey from the modern world to the world of our origins, abandoning one in order to find the meaning in both.
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 10 languages and held by 3, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Presents the story of a love affair between a Peruvian translator and an adventurous and independent woman, "the bad girl," as it unfolds over the course of forty years, from Lima to London, Paris, Tokyo, and Madrid.
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Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 11 languages and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men.
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His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men. Captain Pantoja and the special service by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 14 languages and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide This 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 word of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread.
Flora Tristan, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in , she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. In , Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works.
Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this double portrait, a rare study in passion and ambition, as well as the obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of illness and death.
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In praise of the stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 14 languages and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide An erotic tale of a sensual middle-aged stepmother, her attentive husband, and his pre-pubescent son explores the mysterious nature of happiness and the corrupting power of innocence.
The real life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa Book editions published between and in 9 languages and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him.
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