The Resource Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman

Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman

Label
Death in the Andes
Title
Death in the Andes
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men
  • "In this novel, simultaneous plot lines ranging from an investigation by Corporal Lituma of a mysterious disappearance, to his deputy's love affair with a prostitute, to an Andean community terrorized by Shining Path guerrillas, and the alternating first- and third-person narrators all obscure coherence. Grossman's lazy translation needlessly retains large doses of original Spanish lexicon. An introduction, maps, and a translator's note are badly needed to orient readers not familiar with Peru"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
L5813 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grossman, Edith
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Peru
Summary URI
http://www.loc.gov/hlas
Label
Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780374140014
Lccn
95040883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33132093
  • (OCoLC)ocm33132093
Label
Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780374140014
Lccn
95040883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33132093
  • (OCoLC)ocm33132093

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