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Mario Vargas Llosa
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Lituma dans les Andes

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,753 Ratings  ·  321 Reviews
A Naccos, desolato cantiere minerario situato in una zona remota e impervia delle Ande peruviane, il caporale della Guardia Civìl Lituma e il suo fedele aiutante, il giovane Tomàs, indagano sulla misteriosa scomparsa di tre manovali, svaniti improvvisamente uno dopo l'altro nel nulla. Da tempo, d'altronde, la cordigliera è teatro delle azioni terroristiche di Sendero Lumin ...more
315 pages
Published 1997 by France loisirs (first published 1993)
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Araz Goran

القراءة الأولى لـ ماريو فارغاس يوسا..

الحقيقة أنه من خلال قراءة هذه الرواية ومن الصفحات الأولى أتضح لي مدى جنون هذا الرجل الذي يدعى يوسا وماكنت أسمع عنه ليس إلا القليل،، أن تقرأ له شئ آخر مذاق إسطوري غريب بل يتخطى حاجز الغرابة بل يصل بالقارئ إلى أعماق الأماكن المجهولة اللامعقولة تكاد تكون أرضاً خيالية وعالماً لا ينتمي إلى ذلك الذي نعيش فيه..

لا شك أن الرجل يستنجد بالشيطان نفسه ليساعده في كتابة قصصه، لا يمكن أن أتصور أن هذه الرواية من عمل يوسا وحده، أنه نوع فريد من الجنون هل هو جنون عبقري أم داعر أ
Jun 23, 2015 Amir rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
آقای سوپر ماریوی عزیز
سلام؛ میدانید؟ گاهی وقتها خیلی دوست داشتم یک رفیقی توی یک سرزمینی جایی داشتم. بعد با هم مینشستیم و از همان دور برای هم نامههای کاغذی مینوشتیم. از همان نامهقدیمیهای راست راستکی. مینشستیم از در و درخت و زار و زندگی برای هم مینوشتیم و برای هم آرزوهای خوب میکردیم و مینوشتیم که چقدر مشتاق رسیدن نامهی بعدی هستیم و تهش هم برای هم مینوشتیم "تصدقتان بشوم"و تمام
اینها را گفتم زیاد غافلگیر نشوید که یکهو چطور شده یکی برداشته همچو نامهای براتان نوشته. از شما که پنهان نیست گاهی که بعضی
Apr 08, 2013 Algernon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
A haunting and disturbing story, skillfully presented, but I hold Mr. Llosa to higher standards after including his sprawling, philosophical War Of The End of The World on my favorites list. I learned a lot now about modern Peru, which is why I picked the book up in the first place, but I also had issues with the muddled dialogue, with the slow pace, continually fragmented by flashbacks, and with a perceived bias against the Sendero Luminoso guerilla, who received an extremely harsh treat
Jun 16, 2016 Fabian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So now I am really getting a feel for the Peruvian maestro (read 5 of his like 20 or so books). "Death in the Andes" is a horror story made comical, like most Latin American tragedies ("Before Night Falls," or "Kiss of the Spider Woman", or more recently, M.V.L.'s "The Feast of the Goat") which persist hard in trying not to be overtly sad. Thematically rich, with tragedy piled atop tragedy, the narrative flow is invigorating, forcing the reader to forget all about airport terminals and the gener ...more
Dec 26, 2010 Brad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erika
Shelves: fascinating
This book doesn't just tell a story. It is told through stories, through storytelling, and this makes all the stories of Peru, even those beyond the confines of the page, one story. Mario Vargas Llosa doesn't give a damn about time or space or traditional plot; he doesn’t care about making the reader comfortable or making reading easy; he cares about connections, and he makes them however he damn well pleases.

Death in the Andes follows three stories (for a while). The first follows Corporal Litu
عبدالله ناصر

يوسا مشغول بانتقاد الفساد السياسي و العسكري على الدوام. في حفلة التيس و مايتا و من قتل خوان بالميرو و بنتاليون و الزائرات. قد لا تكون أكثر رواياته تشويقاً و لكنها على صعيد البنية القصصية و خطوط السرد رواية عملاقة جداً. يتنقل فيها يوسا بكل براعة بين الشخصيات المتفاوتة في جنسياتها و مستويات تعليمها و درجات وحشيتها و برائتها.

العريف ليتوما ليس البطل الأوحد و قد يكون مساعده توماس أكثر تميزاً حيث يقومان بمفردهما بحراسة مشروع حكومي لشق بعض الطرق في الانديز المتوحش و المليء بالخرافات و الدم. هناك أيضاً
Nov 18, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed everything I have read by Vargas Llosa, so I am biased. This was a great read, I didn't want to put it down. I was quite surprised that it had a (relatively) happy ending, considering the whole novel is about the death and destruction brought on by terrorism and corrupt government.

I first read this novel in Spanish in June 2008. Three years later, I am reading it in English, planning to teach it in a freshman seminar, and trying to read it through the eyes of an 18-year-old.

Two Peruvian police officers, both outsiders, are stationed in a remote post in the Andes. While they investigate the disappearance of 3 men a terroristic organization operates in the area. In the cold lonely nights, the younger officer (Tomasito) tells the older officer (Lituma) his love story which is how he came to be assigned to this dying mining town. They frequent a bar where the story of its owners weaves in and out.

Like Llosa’s Conversation in the Cathedral, the text is hard to follow.
Jun 06, 2014 وضحى rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
يا للرواية..!
رحلة أخرى في جبال الأنديز مع يوسا تتسم بالدموية والأسطورية إلى حدٍ ما..
بطلنا هنا هو العريف ليتوما، هذا الساحلي الذي رمته الأقدار وحظه الضئيل في جبال الأنديز، ومساعده توماسيتو، هذا الغارق إلى أذنيه في قصة حب مأساوية جعلته يعلق جسده على سفوح الانديز الوعرة ليسقط وجعه هناك وإلى الأبد..
تبدأ القصة باختفاء غريب لثلاثة أشخاص من سكان ناكوس في منطقة مناجم قي جبال البيرو، يثير جنون كلٍ من العريف ليتوما ومساعده. يبحث كلاهما عن خيوط القضية وأسباب الاختفاء.. تمتزج قصة البحث هذه بلقطات أخرى عن عم
Mar 27, 2013 Mag rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The old mingles with the new in Vargas Llosa’s Peru. Human sacrifices and spirits of the mountains, road building, terrucos – uncompromising, ruthless and cruel freedom fighters coming out of nowhere and conducting their cruel people trials, and superstitious mountain people (serruchos) are the backdrop for the plot and its main characters. Captain Lituma and his adjutant Tomasito, people from the new, more modern world, are posted in a remote mountain village to guard the road building against ...more
Shaimaa Ali
ليست أفضل ما قرأت للعبقري يوسا .. تبدو قصة غامضة عن حوادث قتل متتابعة ومجموعة من الثائرين الغاضبين ، وتخفت تدريجياً ثم تطغى قصة الحب الوحيدة بالقصة
حتى تأتى الخاتمة بذكر ما حدث للمختفيين الأوائل ..
من حيث القالب السردي تبدو أقرب لقصته ( من قتل بالومينو موليرو) وان كانت الأخيرة أكثر تشويقاً وأكثر تماسكاً
Aug 26, 2008 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Steve by: Adam
Shelves: fiction
This was an odd duck. At first I wondered about the translation, but Grossman is an old hand, so I'm not laying the reading experience at her feet. I'm a big fan of Llosa's War of the End of the World, which is pretty much an epic. With this one, it seems he wanted shrink his focus -- but still have it be a big novel that says things. Whatever. The numerous flashbacks got on my nerves (in English they seemed clumsily handled), and at times even manipulative, thus draining important scenes of the ...more
Oct 02, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I prepare for an eventual visit to Peru -- perhaps next year sometime -- I find myself entranced by the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa. Last month, I read The Storyteller, about the natives of the jungles of Peru and their myths. Here, in Death in the Andes, we move up into the peaks of the Andes, at a place near Huancayo called Naccos, where the Santa Rita mine has given out and the road that is being built never seems to go anywhere.

It is the early 1990s, during the rural terrorism of the Sen
Oct 04, 2007 brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
nearly done and it is just amazing. vargos llosa is god. seriously. what he packs into a short novella is astonishing. he's climbing the ranks of my favorite living writers. might have to read his entire body of work.
Miss Ravi
Apr 05, 2015 Miss Ravi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان, 1393
واکنشم در مقابل کتابهایی که از یوسا خوندم اصلاً یهجور نبوده، گفتگو در کاتدرال من رو به هیجان میآورد، ذهنم رو شدیداً درگیر میکرد، شخصیتهاش هرکدوم جایی برای همذاتپنداری داشتند و روایتش و دیالوگهاش عالی بودند. در عوض مجموعه داستان سردستهها اونقدری جذبم نکرد که کتابش رو نخواستم نگه دارم. ولی مرگ در آند یهطورایی من رو توی یه حالت میانه قرار میداد. شبی که کتاب رو تموم کردم خواب دیدم دارم اینجا براش ریویوی عجیبی مینویسم. دربارهی اینکه یک سوم پایانی کتاب بهتر از دوسوم ابتدایی اونه و دلیلش دست کم جا افتا ...more
Sep 02, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most fascinating part of the novel for me was the way Vargas Llosa plays with time and space as he tells various, intersecting stories. I have never experienced a writer who could accomplish telling a story in two different moments simultaneously in such a flawless way.

The novel begins with some gritty stories of naive travelers who fall victim to Sendero Luminoso revolutionaries and then transitions into an exploration of the more sinister elements of indigenous cosmovision, including the
Patrizia O
Se vi piacciono i libri che sino alla fine non svelano i loro misteri, evitate questo: complice una quarta di copertina un po’ troppo esplicita, la soluzione risulta evidente già dal primo capitolo. E il “colpo di scena” , la “sconvolgente verità” (sempre dalla quarta di copertina) dell’ultimo capitolo, secondo me, non impressiona proprio nessuno. Probabilmente, ho pensato io, non era questo l’intento dell’autore: non voleva scrivere un poliziesco, non intendeva dare alla luce il “commissario ...more
I am ashamed to admit that I only recently (in my early 30s) "discovered" Vargas Llosa, and only read my first work by him in April (2013). My choice of "Death in the Andes" was twofold: first, I had been on a "mystery" binge for at least a year, devouring daily Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Jo Nesbo, Baldacci & the like, and was ready to move on to more substantial, less mind-numbing (written for entertainment value primarily) work--"Death in the Andes" seemed like a perfect transition, a more lit ...more
Jul 06, 2011 Marvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Death in the Andes is ostensibly a mystery. Three men are missing in an impoverished Andean mining town. This is originally blamed on the Senderistas, a vicious Communist guerrilla group that terrorized Peru in the 80s. However, when Civil Guards Lituma and Carreno investigate, they suggest there may be older and more disturbing forces at work. But Llosa is not so interested in the mystery as much as to chronicle the history of violence in modern Peru as well as its ancient sources. There is no ...more
Patrick McCoy
Death In The Andes (1993) is another fascinating novel by Peruvian master Mario Vargas Llosa. Llosa recounts several stories at once, the main overall story is the mysterious death of three people in a remote Andean village that is investigated by Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his love struck deputy Tomas. Each night Tomas tells his story of his lost love, the beautiful and illusive Mercedes--who it turns out was from Lituma's hometown and the subject of yet another story. There is danger al ...more
Ben Loory
Jun 10, 2011 Ben Loory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow, totally masterful book. never read any llosa before. it's a love story, a mystery, an historical investigation... a full statement on the human condition! god damn. all pretty focused, 275 pages... lots of great characters, great writing, tons of different points of view... and it all comes together beautifully at the end. i can see why this guy won a nobel prize! IMPRESSED

[pisco=brandy; pishtaco=mythical(?) cannibal boogeyman; terrucos=terrorist/rebels]

Like pisco, music helps us understand
Chuck Lowry
This is not only the first book by Mario Vargas Llosa I have ever read, it is also, to the extent that I can recall, the first book about Peru I have ever read. Up to now my reading in Spanish American literature has been limited to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda, an author whose bona fides I suspect because, after all, he only has two names.

I enjoyed the book, enjoyed reading it, followed it easily, saw how the minor episodes and activities and characters built the s
Tariq Alferis
في كتابه شيطنات الطفلة الخبيثة تحدث الكاتب بشكل ثانوي عن التمرد الشيوعي في جبال الإنديز على شكل رسائل من عمه في البيرو , أما في كتابه "من قتل بالومينو موليرو " كان بطل القصة الملازم "ليتوما" من بيورا وتالارا المدن الساحلية, هذا الكتاب تكملة لما حدث للملازم ليتوما عند نقله الى جبال الإنديز معقل الإرهابين وموطن قبائل الهنود .
الكتاب يتحدث عن أفعال الشرطة أمام أجواء العنف المعادية والعالم البدائي حيث تتلاشى فيه الحدود البهيمي والإنساني, رواية بكل بساطة عن العنف والخرافة وكيف للخرافة والعادات المورو
Nov 19, 2014 Maryam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
امريكاي جنوبي.....امريكاي لاتين....پرو
سرزمين خشونت هاي مدفون شده در تاروپود زندگي روزمره....سرزمين قدمت خشونت
سرزمين أشباح ، خدايان و شياطين
جايي كه انسان نه سوژه ي توانا و ازاد زندگي كه ابژه اي ناتوان و حقير
در دستان تقدير است.تقديري كه از ادبار و فلاكت ادميان تغذيه مي كند
فلاكت و تيره روزي دامن مي گسترد
تقديرگرايي شيطان گونه رشد مي كند
و انسان ابژه اي خونين مي شود براي ارواح گرسنه
و تكرار و تكرار و اين تكرار خونين
قساوت عادت مي شود
زندگي هرز مي رود و مرگ تمام جاهاي خالي را پر مي كند
و در نهايت تباهي شو
Before I read this novel, my first one by Mario Vargas Llosa, I knew next to nothing about Peru. Now this has changed somewhat. If all of this is true, what is told in this story, Peru must be a very sad country.

Corporal Lituma and his helper Tomás are being assigned to a remote mining town in the Andes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three people. The mine is now closed, and the workers, late descendants of the Incas, are now hired to build a road through the mountains. The only
Oct 15, 2015 martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Towards the end of this novel, the "witch" Adriana laments that the traditional balance of joy and suffering in the mountain communities is gone, because people no longer have the courage to make great sacrifices. As a result, life has gone and all that is left is death. A lot of the novel, including the title of course, revolves around death, usually violent, brutal or supernatural. It is often bleak and dark, a series of stories of people with little humanity. That said, it is also a beautiful ...more
Ali Heidari
May 20, 2015 Ali Heidari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
گروهبان لیتوما و معاونش کارنیو در یک پاسگاه پلیس در منطقه کوهستانی آند در کشور پرو مامور ایجاد نظم و امنیت هستند. منطقه کوچکی که در آن سرخپوست ها و بومی های محلی و کارگرهای کارگاه احداث جاده در آن زندگی می کنند و طبیعتی سخت و خشن دارد. مردمی که کار زیادی انجام می دهند و درآمد کمی دارند و تنها تفریح و سرگرمی آنان حضور در میخانه محل است. محیطی دلهره آور با آب و هوای عجیب و غریبش که آدم هایش نیز همانند طبیعتش شده اند.
در ابتدای داستان خبر گم شدن یکی از کارگرها به پاسگاه می رسد و این فرد , سومین نفری
Teton Co Library Call No: F Vargas Llosa

From what I have read about Mario Vargas Llosa, the subject emerging on his pages time and again, whatever the disguise, is the ancient cultural collision that spawned this turbulent hemisphere and the myriad ways its shock waves still define us. Death In The Andes is no exception - it is exceptional. This book examines the disappearances of three villages in a remote Andean town, through the eyes of the detectives who are sent to keep order. Vargas Llosa
Dec 23, 2015 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book. Mario Vargas Llosa blends folk tales with a love story behind the political screen of Shining Path terrorism. How did he do it?

The love story (and its a great love story) emerges from the young guard Tomas who tells Corporal Lituma as he has investigates three mysterious disappearances of local people including the mute young man he befriended. Constantly threatening them is the terror of the Shining Path guerrillas who threaten to kill everything and everyone in their path. To ad
Frank Kasell
To be honest, it was probably more of a 3.5 in my mind. The New York Times reviewer Smartt Bell sort of nailed my impression when he wrote, "'Death in the Andes' is fascinating without being fully satisfactory." The insider's perspective on the various faces of contemporary Peru were fascinating. The details on ancient Peruvian mysticism were fascinating (especially the whole pishtaco mythology...I'm glad I am aware of that legendry now). The overall structure with the present and past interming ...more
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“الموسيقى مثل البيسكو، تساعد في فهم الحقائق المريرة. وديونيسيو أمضى حياته يعلم الناس الموسيقى، ولكن ذلك لم يفد كثيراً، فالأكثرية يغطون آذانهم كيلا يسمعوا، أنا تعلمت منه كل ما أعرفه غن الموسيقى، غناء لحن هواينتو بحساسية، الخروج عن الذات، الانفلات خارجاً، الضياع في الأغنية حتى تشعر أنك الأغنية، وبأن الموسيقى تغنيك بدل أن من تغنيها، هذا هو طريق الحكمة.
قرع الأرض بالقدمين وقرعها، والدوارن وتزيين الشكل، تكوينه وتفكيكه دون فقدان الإيقاع، ونسيان الذات، والاستغراق حتى الشعور بأن الرقصة ترقصك، وأنها تغلغلت في أعماقك، وأنها هي التي تأمر وأنت تطيع، هذا هو طريق الحكمة.
أنت لم تعد أنت، وأنا لم أعد أنا، إنما جميع الآخرين، هكذا يتم الخروج من سجن الجسد، والدخول إلى عالم الأرواح بالغناء، بالرقص، وبالشرب أيضاً بالطبع، فبالسكر تسافر كما يقول ديونيسيو، وتزور حيوانك، تنفض عنك المخاوف، تكتشف سرك، تنسجم مع نفسك. أما بقية الوقت فتكون أسيراً، مثل الجثث في الضرائح القديمة أو أو في المقابر الحالية، تكون عبداً أو خادماً لأحد على الدوام. بالرقص لايعود ثمة هندي ولاخلاسي ولا سيد، لايعود ثمة غني ولافقير، ولا رجل أو امرأة، تمحي الفروق، ونتحول إلى أرواح: هنود وخلاسيون وسادة في الوقت نفسه. وليس الجميع قادرون على السفر بالرقص والغناء والشرب، وإنما السامون وحدهم يستطيعون ذلك، يجب توفر الاستعداد والتخلي عن الكبرياء والخجل، النزول عن قاعدة التمثال التي يعيش الناس منتصبين فوقها. فمن لاينوم أفكاره، ولاينسى نفسه، ولا يتخلى عن الزهو والغرور، ولايتحول إلى موسيقى عندما يغني، وإلى رقص عندما يرقص، وإلى سكر عندما يسكر، فأنه لن يستطيع الخروج من سجنه، ولا يمكنه السفر، لا يمكنه أن يزور حيوانه، أو أن يصعد حتى التحول إلى روح. إنه لايعيش، إنه حي وميت، وهو لاينفع كذلك لتغذية أرواح الجبال، فهي تريد كائنات عالية، متحررة من عبوديتها، هناك كثيرون لايمكنهم مهما سكروا أن يتحولوا إلى السكر نفسه، ولا يمكنهم كذلك أن يكونوا الغناء نفسه، أو الرقص حتى ولو زعقوا بأعلى أصواتهم، وأطلقوا شررا من الأرض بضربات أقدامهم.”
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