Mistress of Desires
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
EPUB, 170 pages ISBN: 9781780019543Publication Date:
19 Oct 2017
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First Staged:
Peru 1986; this translation, Cambridge, 1992

Mistress of Desires

By Mario Vargas Llosa Translated by Sebastian Doggart

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A powerful exploration of machismo and sexual desire, by Peru's most acclaimed writer.

A Peruvian desert town in the 1940s. When a young girl disappears it seems that only La Chunga, the barwoman, knows the truth, but refuses to tell. Undeterred, the local men make up their own version of what happened in an attempt to extract the full story.

Mario Vargas Llosa's play Mistress of Desires (La Chunga) was written in 1985 and first staged in January 1986 in the Teatro Canout, Lima, Peru, by the Grupo Ensayo.

This English translation by Sebatian Doggart was first staged in February 1992 in Christ's Theatre, Cambridge University, by The Southern Development Trust.

Mistress of Desires is also available in the collection Latin American Plays.

Press Quotes

'In the star-studded world of Latin American literature, Mario Vargas Llosa is a supernova'

Wall Street Journal
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
EPUB, 170 pages ISBN: 9781780019543Publication Date:
19 Oct 2017
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Sebastian Doggart:

Rappaccini's Daughter
Latin American Plays
Saying Yes
Orchids in the Moonlight
Night of the Assassins

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