The Resource The time of the hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Lysander Kemp

The time of the hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Lysander Kemp

Label
The time of the hero
Title
The time of the hero
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Lysander Kemp
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The scene: a pitch-black lavatory after lights-out at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, Peru. Four cadets are drawing lots for the night's mission. Their objective: the captain's office. Their target: to steal a copy of the next day's chemistry examination. 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. 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
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DLC
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Language note
In English; translated from the Spanish
LC call number
  • PZ4.V297
  • PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
C513 1966
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1920-1992
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Kemp, Lysander
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military cadets
  • Military education
  • Cheating (Education)
  • Corruption
  • Hypocrisy
  • Spanish literature
  • Cheating (Education)
  • Corruption
  • Hypocrisy
  • Military cadets
  • Military education
  • Spanish literature
  • Peru
Label
The time of the hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Lysander Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of La ciudad y los perros
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
409 pages
Lccn
65014204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
GP-339
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00551633
  • (OCoLC)ocm00551633
Label
The time of the hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Lysander Kemp
Publication
Note
Translation of La ciudad y los perros
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
409 pages
Lccn
65014204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
GP-339
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00551633
  • (OCoLC)ocm00551633

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