Travesuras de la niña mala (The Bad Girl) / Edition 1
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Travesuras de la niña mala (The Bad Girl) / Edition 1

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by Mario Vargas Llosa
     
 

ISBN-10: 9707704667

ISBN-13: 9789707704664

Pub. Date: 06/15/2006

Publisher: Alfaguara

¿Cuál es el verdadero rostro del amor?

Ricardo ve cumplido, a una edad muy temprana, el sueño que en su Lima natal alimentó desde que tenía uso de razón: vivir en París. Pero el rencuentro con un amor de adolescencia lo cambiará todo. La joven, inconformista, aventurera, pragmática e inquieta, lo arrastrará fuera del pequeño mundo de sus ambiciones.

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¿Cuál es el verdadero rostro del amor?

Ricardo ve cumplido, a una edad muy temprana, el sueño que en su Lima natal alimentó desde que tenía uso de razón: vivir en París. Pero el rencuentro con un amor de adolescencia lo cambiará todo. La joven, inconformista, aventurera, pragmática e inquieta, lo arrastrará fuera del pequeño mundo de sus ambiciones.

Testigos de épocas convulsas y florecientes en ciudades como Londres, París, Tokio o Madrid, que aquí son mucho más que escenarios, ambos personajes verán sus vidas entrelazarse sin llegar a coincidir del todo. Sin embargo, esta danza de encuentros y desencuentros hará crecer la intensidad del relato página a página hasta propiciar una verdadera fusión del lector con el universo emocional de los protagonistas.

Este libro narra la pasión amorosa de un hombre, Ricardo Somocurcio, por una mujer perversa y calculadora que sólo busca satisfacer sus ambiciones. Pero ésta no es sólo la novela de una pasión íntima que ocupa más de tres décadas de la vida de Ricardo, es también la crónica de un tiempo fascinante en dos continentes: Europa y América del Sur.

Como telón de fondo contemplamos la historia peruana desde 1950 hasta 1987, con sus vaivenes entre democracia y dictadura. Y a la vez, el París de los años sesenta con sus grandes pensadores del momento (Sartre, Camus); el fascinante Londres de los setenta con la eclosión de la cultura hippie, la droga, la música pop y el amor libre; el Japón de los grandes traficantes, y finalmente la España de mediados de los ochenta.

Creando una admirable tensión entre lo cómico y lo trágico, Mario Vargas Llosa juega con la realidad y la ficción para liberar una historia en la que el amor se nos muestra indefinible, dueño de mil caras, como la niña mala. Pasión y distancia, azar y destino, dolor y disfrute... ¿Cuál es el verdadero rostro del amor?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789707704664
Publisher:
Alfaguara
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
594,353
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

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Travesuras de la niña mala (The Bad Girl) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Definitivamente quita el aliento desde el primer parrafo, es una delicia de libro. Vargas Llosa es un genio de la literatura. La recreacion de los espacios es precisa y perfecta, pero mas aun el estilo narrativo que caracteriza a este autor. Increible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Este libro me parecio fantastico, el escritor relata el libro de una forma que es imposible dejaro de leer y nunca se vuelve aburrido ya que cada evento es tan bueno e interesante como el anterior.Se los recomiendo mucho
Guest More than 1 year ago
Una de las mejores de Mario Vargas llosa. este libro te cautivara de principio a fin.. no querras dejarlo..
Guest More than 1 year ago
en realidad es una novela que te cautiva te transporta te atrapa y no te aburre. Sobre el amor se ha dicho tanto , pero que cuando es el hombre el que sufre, espera, busca,Y ama sin esperar nada a cambio, mas que un poco de amor de esta nina mala .el final inesperado y digno de una muy buena novela como esta,,,,,
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am ashamed that as a peruvian I have never read such a famous author as MVL. I fell in love with his writing. You get taken by the way in which he describes and presents his plots and stories. I enjoyed this book so much... I sincerely recommended. It is a great story!! Don't miss it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simplemente fabulosa! Sólo lean y verán.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Para mi es una de las mejores obras de Vargas Llosa, te cautiva y te mantiene desde el inicio. Yo la recomiendo es fascinante.
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Una historia que te definitivamente lo cautivara. Se lo recomiendo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new book confirms what we all have known for decades, this is one of the best authors of our times and surely deserves to get the Nobel. I loved 'travesuras', which was a pleasure to read and a great story. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another terrific one from MVLL and something really new is that the style is totally different from most of his other novels, the story goes in a straight line to the end, no flashbacks or mixed dialogues among different characters in mixed places or times, it is just a straight tale but a superb one, this fact is important because it will surely content to most people who used to think that his novels were excessively complicated to allow a clear reading. Personally I believe that MVLL has been telling the stories as he has been feeling them, e.g. Conversation in the Cathedral is precisely that, as a conversation one tends to go by the branches and forgets the main line sometimes, however, all the facts help to construct a view of the story, along these years MVLL has been constructing with each of his novels a complex and a unique technique that probably he abandons now to tell a story from a very simple perspective coming from a simple character and why not to finally reach all kind of readers. I prefer not to take so much time doing what most people will do reviewing the story, I would just say that it is a lovely but real one (I liked more than Love in times of the Cholera of Garcia Marquez simply because it is just more realistic without a happy ending but with a more likely ending) This story basically deals with a man who loves a woman without conditions along all his life and even though he regrets his decisions and feelings he concludes that his only inner force comes from this weird love and moreover that the only reason to be alive is to believe that some day they will be together, the story occurs in different times and places all of them described masterfully by MVLL, we can almost see and smell Paris in the 50¿s, London in the 60¿s and 70¿s and the things that happened during those years. What I think is the most important fact of this novel is that MVLL used to have a debt with his public, he probably never constructed before so rich a female character as he does with the Bad Girl in this novel, he didn¿t make it as well with the Aunt Julia nor with Flora Tristan and the other women in his novels, this character (the Bad Girl) is so rich and complex that shines itself, Bad Girl¿s intricate mind is finally almost comprehended at the end of the story when Ricardo can join all the pieces of her story and knows her father in Peru, well MVLL has just paid his debt. With this novel MVLL shows to the world that he possess one of the widest horizons in the contemporaneous writing, he is able (of course after a very hard research work) of telling a story based on himself as a school boy (La Ciudad y los Perros or Time of the Hero), of describing the most terrible ¿misunderstanding¿ in the Brazilian backlands during the XIX century (The War of the end of the world, for me one of his best two novels, the other is Conversation in the Cathedral), of telling vividly the story of one of the scariest dictators in the XX century (the superb Fest of the Goat), of telling the story of Gaugin and Flora Tristan and their search for ¿paradise¿ whatever it means for those characters and now with this extraordinary tale, of giving us an extraordinarily strong story about love but fundamentally about the human nature and the inevitable flow of time. I¿m so tempted of writing an open letter to the Nobel¿s Academy to ask for him this year¿s Literature Nobel award, I cross my fingers to avoid the idea that like Borges he could die without win it, If someone wants to join my crusade just write to my e-mail. I wrote this comment in English but I red the novel in Spanish, I think it will be translated soon to the English. Enjoy this extremely nice reading.