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The Resource El paraíso en la otra esquina, Mario Vargas Llosa

El paraíso en la otra esquina, Mario Vargas Llosa

Label
El paraíso en la otra esquina
Title
El paraíso en la otra esquina
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844, she makes her name as a champion of the downtrodden, touring the French countryside to recruit members for her Workers' Union. In 1891, Flora's grandson, struggling painter and stubborn visionary Paul Gauguin, abandons his wife and five children for life in the South Seas, where his dreams of paradise are poisoned by syphilis, the stifling forces of French colonialism, and a chronic lack of funds, though he has his pick of teenage Tahitian lovers and paints some of his greatest works. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unfold side by side in this double portrait, a rare study in passion and ambition, as well as the obstinate pursuit of greatness in the face of illness and death."
Member of
Awards note
Premio Nobel de Literatura.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Language note
In Spanish
Literary form
novels
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  • Debolsillo (Firm)
  • Penguin Random House
Series statement
Contemporánea
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  • Tristan, Flora
  • Gauguin, Paul
Label
El paraíso en la otra esquina, Mario Vargas Llosa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Novel
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
525 p.
Isbn
9788490625910
System control number
  • 2717030
  • (OCoLC)951955949
  • (OCoLC)ocn951955949
  • 2679883
  • 2717030
Label
El paraíso en la otra esquina, Mario Vargas Llosa
Publication
Note
Novel
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
525 p.
Isbn
9788490625910
System control number
  • 2717030
  • (OCoLC)951955949
  • (OCoLC)ocn951955949
  • 2679883
  • 2717030

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