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Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) [Paperback]

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This delightful 1973 satire later made into a motion picture, opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army: to supply women for the amorous recruits. Sidesplitting complications arise as word of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread. This story underscores the hypocrisy of ''exemplary'' institutions, the eternal debate between need and virtue, truth and lies, and the sometimes-negative consequences of carrying out one's duty too thoroughly. Description in Spanish: Pantalen Pantoja, un capitan del ejercito recientemente ascendido, recibe la mision de establecer un servicio de prostitucion para las Fuerzas Armadas del Peru en el mas absoluto secreto militar. Estricto cumplidor del deber que le ha sido asignado, Pantaleon se traslada a Iquitos, en plena selva, para llevar a cabo su cometido, pero se entrega a esta mision con tal obcecacion que termina por poner en peligro el engranaje que el mismo ha puesto en movimiento. Asi arranca esta novela, publicada en 1973 y llevada posteriormente al cine. Mario Vargas Llosa utiliza esta anecdota para subrayar la hipocresia de las instituciones que se llaman ejemplares y del oficio mas viejo del mundo. El eterno debate entre verdad y mentira, entre necesidad y virtud, y las perniciosas consecuencias que depara a veces la observancia rigurosa del deber son valores fundamentales de esta extraordinaria novela.



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Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  8466318372  
ISBN13  9788466318372  


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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." He has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.
One of our most celebrated translators of literature in Spanish, Edith Grossman has translated the works of the Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, among others. Her version of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote is considered the finest translation of the Spanish masterpiece in the English language.



Mario Vargas Llosa currently resides in London. Mario Vargas Llosa was born in 1936.

Mario Vargas Llosa has published or released items in the following series...
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PANTALEON Y LAS VISITADORAS  Jul 15, 2008
UN LIBRO ACERCA DE LO ABSURDO QUE PUEDE SER LA VIDA DE UN HOMBRE .
A ESTE MILITAR SERIO Y RESPONSABLE SE LE ORDENA CREAR UN "PELOTON"DE
PROSTITUTAS PARA SER ENVIADO A LAS UNIDADES MILITARES QUE SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA SELVA DE LA this siteIA PERUANA,CON EL OBJETIVO DE "CALMAR"A LOS
SOLDADOS,QUE ENERVADOS POR LAS CONDICIONES SELVATICAS DE LA ZONA Y LA
AUSENCIA DE MUJERES,COMIENZAN A VIOLAR A LAS CAMPESINAS DE LA ZONA QUE SE CRUZAN EN SU CAMINO.
LUEGO DE ORGANIZAR ESTA KAFKIANA "UNIDAD MILITAR"QUE CUMPLIO A LA PERFECCION LA "MISION"ENCONMENDADA,FUE DEGRADADO Y ENVIADO A UNA LEJANA
REGION DEL PAIS EN CASTIGO.
 

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