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Elogio de la madrastra] In Praise of the Stepmother [Signed]

LLOSA, Mario Vargas

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1990
Condition: As New Hardcover
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First Printing of the Nobel prizewinner's first erotic novel, signed by him on the title page. Tall, slim 8vo: [10],149,[1]pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine stamped gilt, navy blue end papers; illustrated dust jacket, priced $18.95, from a detail of Bronzino's "Allegory with Venus and Cupid." As New and unread, virtually pristine. Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." In Praise of the Stepmother is set in Lima, where a series of paintings provides the link between characters and events. Lucrecia and Rigoberto are an upper middle class married couple. with a rich and open sexual life. But their openness with sexuality turns dangerous when Lucrecia starts a relationship with her preteen stepson, Fonchito. The novel incorporates essays and poetry, as well as vivid descriptions and analyses of famous works of art representing erotic scenes, in particular those of the Peruvian painter Fernando de Szyszlo and the Flemish master Jacob Jordaens. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1526

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Title: Elogio de la madrastra] In Praise of the ...

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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