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The Resource The bad girl, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

The bad girl, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

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The bad girl
Title
The bad girl
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Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as the teenage "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she arrives one summer out of the blue, saying she's from Chile and vanishing the instant her claim is exposed as fiction. He loves her again in Paris, where she is the enchanting "Comrade Arlette, " an activist en route to Cuba and a remote lover who denies knowing anything about the Lily of their youth. As the years pass, whatever guise the bad girl assumes - whether that of Madame Robert Arnoux, the wife of a high-ranking UNESCO official, or of Kuriko, the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman - and however she abuses him, Ricardo is doomed to worship her."
  • "The protean Lily, inspired liar and irresistible muse - will Ricardo ever learn who she really is? The answer is as unclear as what has become of Ricardo himself, a lifelong expatriate shadowed by the sense that he is only ever drifting. With this brilliantly poignant and intimate new novel, Vargas Llosa has created both a beguiling romance about the power of obsession and a moving meditation on the vicissitudes of individual lives lived against the ever-changing backdrop of history."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
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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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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194633
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1936-
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Grossman, Edith
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True
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  • Expatriates
  • Crushes (Interpersonal relations)
  • Lovers
  • Men/women relations
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Love
  • Independence in women
  • Voyages and travels
  • Ethics
  • France
  • Peru
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
The bad girl, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: A novel
Control code
000041267979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9780374182434
Label
The bad girl, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: A novel
Control code
000041267979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9780374182434

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