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LA Ciudad Y Los Perros (Punto de Lectura) [Spanish] [Paperback]

Mario Vargas Llosa
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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Punto de Lectura; 5th edition (1 Jan 2006)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8466309152
  • ISBN-13: 978-8466309158
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback. Pub Date: 08 2006 Pages: 448 Publisher: Punto de Lectura La ciudad y los perros no solamente es un ataque contra la crueldad ejercida a un Grupo de jvenes alumnos del Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado. Of sino tambi & # xE9; n una crtica frontal al concepto errneo de la virilidad. de sus funciones y de las consecuencias de una educacin castrense malentendida. Aunada a la utalidad propia de la vida militar. a lo largo de las pginas de esta extraordinaria novela. la vehemencia y la pasin de la juventud se desbocan hasta llegar a una furia. una rabia y un fanatismo que anulan toda sensibilidad.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Literature for class 31 Mar 2014
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Had to get this book for reading for a Spanish class. Difficult to get into it at the beginning - lots of new vocab, and lots of local slang; but got used to it and then thoroughly enjoyed the story (despite it being somewhat disturbing). Not an easy story to understand immediately, due to author's style of writing - flashbacks, monologues, jumping into medias res - but would recommend book without hesitation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like it 2 Jan 2013
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Was amazing to received it in only 24 hours, a good quality book, perfect as a present to people who learn spanish, and good novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars America is for Americans 13 Oct 2010
Vargas Llosa is a good and lively writer in Spanish. He's gifted, but not a genius as Jorge Luis Borges, but this is the case very common, he has won the Nobel Price that Borges never attained, a thing that has happened many times owing generally to political ideas.
Peru, as other Spanish American countries has three class of population, the indigenous, the mongrel and the practically Spanish. Mario Vargas is practically a Spanish man. But when South America become independent from Spain, many countries as Peru adopted customs from the USA because they judged at last they were Americans.
But geographical situation I think isn't enough to assimilate some costumes. One of these is the institution of military or pre- military colleges for children of upper bourgeosie. "La ciudad y los perros" is the biographical account of the hard college when the author passed his childhood and adolescence, submitted to terrible discipline but with many traces of humor, as the carnet to go to prostitution houses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars La ciudad y los adolecentes 26 Jun 2008
By Rafae Furlong - Published on Amazon.com
La Ciudad y los Perros

Es un libro recomendable porque aunque trata una realidad específica, cualquiera que haya estado en una escuela y con mayor razón en un internado puede fácilmente encontrar ecos de su propia adolescencia en la novela; amén de las descripciones vívidas, el dibujo de los personajes y los distintos momentos de crisis. Si no la han leído, los invito a leerla, al igual que las demás novelas de Mario Vargas Llosa.
Dr. Rafael Furlong De la Garza. ITESM CEM. México. 2007
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4.0 out of 5 stars Translation (by Google) of the review 8 Oct 2010
By bookworm78 - Published on Amazon.com
The book is recommended because although a specific reality, anyone who has been in a school and a fortiori in an internship can easily find echoes of his own adolescence in the novel; Amen vivid descriptions, drawing characters and different times of crisis. If you have not read, I invite you to read, like other novels of Mario Vargas Llosa.
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5.0 out of 5 stars coming of age in Peru 5 Oct 2011
By arpard fazakas - Published on Amazon.com
I read this book in Spanish, which given the level of my Spanish comprehension and my disinclination to refer to a dictionary every 30 seconds means I skipped a lot of words, but I think I got a reasonable sense of the plot. (It's amazing how many words are superfluous.) This, the author's first major work, is a brilliant, detailed depiction of the lives of a group of cadets at a military boarding school in Lima. Part Lord of the Flies, part Catcher in the Rye, part murder mystery, it sheds a penetrating and often unflattering light on many aspects of Peruvian society: the military, machoism, female subjugation, violence, poverty, and the many social, racial, ethnic, and sexual disparities and inequities which I assume still exist, hopefully to a lesser extent than when this book was written. The story line is compelling and the main characters gripping. A brilliant tour-de-force by a Nobel Prize winning author. Five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic 13 Jan 2011
By P. Virginia - Published on Amazon.com
Mario Vargas LLosa is one of the best writers ever. I've read almost all his books and I never got disappointed. This is one of his first books and it is a very hard one. You should be prepared to learn about things you won't like to know. It was my first Vargas Llosa, I was 17 by then and he started to be known as an author. He deserves the Nobel Prize he won, they should have given him earlier.
5.0 out of 5 stars vERY GOOD BOOK 20 Jun 2014
By Antonio Novoa - Published on Amazon.com
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