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In Praise Of The Stepmother

Vargas Llosa, Mario

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ISBN 10: 0374175837 / ISBN 13: 9780374175832
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990
Used Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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New York. 1990. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 149 pages. October 1990. hardcover. Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010. Peru's foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include THE FEAST OF THE GOAT, THE BAD GIRL, AUNT JULIA AND THE SCRIPTWRITER, THE WAR OF THE END OF THE WORLD, and THE STORYTELLER. He lives in London. Jacket illustration: detail from An Allegory with Venus and Cupid, by Bronzino, reproduced courtesy of the national Gallery, London. Jacket design by Cynthia Krupat. Author photo by Jerry Bauer. 0374175837. keywords: 41167. inventory # 24558. FROM THE PUBLISHER - With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and above all, the corrupting power of innocence are the themes that underlie these pages, and the author has perfectly met the demands of the erotic novel, never dimming for an instant the fine poetic polish of his writing. Bookseller Inventory # 24558

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Title: In Praise Of The Stepmother

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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With meticulous observation, Mario Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of erotic perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of the characters: the sensual Lucrecia, a 40-year-old stepmother; Rigoberto, her attentive, imaginative husband; and Alfonso, his angelic son, the personification of innocence and desire.

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MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." Peru's foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.

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