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By Mario Vargas Llosa | Comments: ( 456 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

Felicito Yanaque has raised himself from poverty to ownership of a trucking business His two sons work for him He receives a threatening letter demanding protection money The police don t take him seriously, Felicito refuses to pay up and gets sucked into a nightmare He becomes a reluctant public hero Then his mistress is kidnapped, and matters become seriously complFelicito Yanaque has raised himself from poverty to ownership of a trucking business His two sons work for him He receives a threatening letter demanding protection money The police don t take him seriously, Felicito refuses to pay up and gets sucked into a nightmare He becomes a reluctant public hero Then his mistress is kidnapped, and matters become seriously complicated And he finds that his troubles have begun very close to home His fate is interwoven with the story of Rigoberto, a wealthy Lima insurance executive His boss and old friend, Ismael, suddenly announces that he is marrying his housekeeper, a chola from Piura, to the consternation of his twin sons, a pair of brutal wasters Ismael escapes to Europe with his new bride, leaving Rigoberto to face the twins threats, and their claims that he connived with a scheming woman to rob an old man of his fortune Rigoberto is hounded by the press and TV Meanwhile, his only son is having visions of a mysterious stranger who may or may not be the devil


  • Title: The Discreet Hero
  • Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
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  • Page: 179
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About Author:

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa, born in Peru in 1936, is the author of some of the most significant writing to come out of South America in the past fifty years His novels include The Green House, about a brothel in a Peruvian town that brings together the innocent and the corrupt The Feast of the Goat, a vivid re creation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo s insidious regime and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, a comedic semi autobiographical account of an aspiring writer named Marito Varguitas, who falls in love with Julia, the divorced sister in law of his Uncle Lucho He is also a widely read and respected essayist, writing everything from newspaper opinion pieces to critical works on other writers, including The Perpetual Orgy on Flaubert.Vargas Llosa is also active outside the literary arena, and was a serious contender for the presidency of Peru in 1990 eventually losing to the now disgraced Alberto Fujimori , an experience he documented in his memoir, A Fish in the Water On the controversial nature of some of his work he said, The writer s job is to write with rigor, with commitment, to defend what they believe with all the talent they have I think that s part of the moral obligation of a writer, which cannot be only purely artistic I think a writer has some kind of responsibility at least to participate in the civic debate I think literature is impoverished, if it becomes cut from the main agenda of people, of society, of life He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2010, for his cartography of structures of power his trenchant images of the individual s resistance, revolt, and defeat cmillan author mariov



Comments The Discreet Hero

  • Sawsan

    البطل هنا هو الشخص القادر على مواجهة الضغوط بكافة أنواعها ورفض التنازل عن أي قيمة أو ضرورة مهمة في حياتهينتقل يوسا بسلاسة بين قصتين ويربط بين شخصياتهم في النهايةسرد جميل ومتنوع لكن فيه إطالة في بعض الأجزاء


  • Vaso

    Δύο ιστορίες που διαδραματίζονται στο Περού της διαφθοράς, είναι η βασική ιδέα του βιβλίου. Οι ιστορίες εναλλάσσονται μεταξύ τους χωρίς να κουράζουν ή να μπερδεύουν και εκεί φαίνεται η μεγάλη δεξιοτεχνία του Mario Vargas Llosa


  • Isabel Allende

    As a matter of faith, I read everything that Vargas Llosa writes and I am almost never disappointed. Set in Peru, this is a story of blackmail, betrayed love, courage and fate.


  • Michael Finocchiaro

    What a long, strange but wonderful trip it has been. This is the last of MVL's fiction novels that has been translated into English (I hope that Cinco Esquinas will be translated soon) and it was a great read. Back in The Green House and later in Who Killed Palmino Molero and Death in the Andes, we met Lituma, a policeman with relatively bad luck but a big soul and here again he plays a role in the tale. From In Praise of the Stepmother and The Notebooks of Don Rogoberto, we had the pleasure of [...]


  • Adriaan Jansen

    ''Dios mío, qué historias organizaba la vida cotidiana; no eran obras maestras, estaban más cerca de los culebrones venezolanos, brasileños, colombianos, y mexicanos que de Cervantes y Tolstoi, sin duda''. Quizas sin quererlo, o a lo mejor al contrario y con toda intención, con esta cita de ''El héroe discreto'' (pag 285) Mario Vargas Llosa describe bastante bien este libro. El héroe discreto es una novela de dos vidas paralelas: la de Felícito Yanaqué, un empresario modesto de Piura qu [...]


  • فهد الفهد

    The Discreet Hero لكل قارئ كتابه المفضلين، والذين لامسوه في كتبهم أو غيروا شيئاً في داخله، قد يتنكر لهؤلاء الكتاب لاحقاً، ولكن ستظل في داخله تلك اللمسة الجميلة والمبهرة، يوسا من كتابي المفضلين والذين قرأت لهم أغلب ما كتبوا ولازلت أواصل القراءة. هذا التفضيل لا يمنعني من اعتبار هذا ا [...]


  • Ali AlShewail

    خطين قصصين متوازيين تم الربط بينهما في النهاية بطريقة أكثر من رائعة ومحكمة جدا. بداية جميلة لقراءات الأجازة المباركة :))


  • Vera Neves

    Foi a minha estreia com o Nobel Mario Vargas Llosa. Confesso que estava com algum receio de não me identificar com a escrita, mas como estou numa de ler outros estilos e novos autores, decidi arriscar. E que bem que fiz. Adorei este “Herói Discreto”. De facto o autor escreve muitíssimo bem, tem uma escrita inteligente e inovadora, com características singulares que me atraíram e ajudaram no fluir da leitura.Felícito Yanaqué subiu a pulso na vida. Na casa dos cinquenta ele tem tudo ou [...]


  • Jo

    When Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest book came out, I knew I wanted to read it. I am a readers’ advisor, but have never read anything by Vargas Llosa, who was honored in 2010 with one of the greatest awards in literature. It was time for me to check out one of the most significant writers in Latin America.After reading The Discreet Hero, I plan to read this great author’s other books. Reviewers have praised this newest novel, but said his earlier works are even better. He truly [...]


  • عبدالله ناصر

    من الواضح أن التقدم في السن يلقي بظلاله على مخيلة يوسا وإن لم يزل سارداً عظيماً حتى الآن وكما هي عادته تدور الحكاية الأولى عن ملياردير قرر الانتقام من ابنيه بالزواج من خادمته والحكاية الثانية في إحدى قرى البيرو عن رجل أعمال يتعرض للابتزاز وتتقاطع الحكايتان في النهاية. الروا [...]


  • Krishna Avendaño

    Luego de haber escrito obras fundamentales para la literatura en habla hispana y mundial, como Conversación en La Catedral, Vargas Llosa no tiene nada que probar. El héroe discreto es una novela en tono humorístico y que rebosa de nostalgia de su vieja prosa. Lituma nos recuerda los eventos de La casa verde, a Bonifacia, la escena en la que juega ruleta rusa, evoca a los Inconquistables y también nos menciona que ha deambulado por la geografía peruana que se descubre en la espectacular Litu [...]


  • Tasos

    Το πρώτο βιβλίο του Γιόσα (κι όχι Λιόσα, δεν είναι λεωφορείο για το Ίλιον) που διαβάζω, με εντυπωσίασε με την αφηγηματική του δεξιοτεχνία και το πώς δένει τις δύο ιστορίες που τρέχουν μέχρι λίγο πριν το τέλος παράλληλα, για να συναντηθούν τελικα σε ένα αποκαλυπτικό για την πε [...]


  • Ivana

    I am so sad I finished it. Well, Mario Vargas Llosa didn't disappoint. In his unique style, he delivered, once again.I won't go into details, because you really need to read this book. It's not an action-packed novel. It's a novel that, little by little, peels the layers of the Peruvian society in times of neoliberal politics, new commercial successes and old mentalities that often clash with the fast-paced world. The weaving of all these components into one seemingly regular story about regular [...]


  • Billy O'Callaghan

    I have long been a fan of Peruvian prose master, Mario Vargas Llosa, and will happily read anything he cares to write. That said, his work in recent years has – in my opinion – fallen short of the greatness he achieved with novels like 'Conversation in the Cathedral', 'The War at the End of the World' and 'The Feast of the Goat'. His wilder ambitions seem to have waned, and what we tend to get now are glimpses of the genius at work, rather than sustained achievement.The first three quarters [...]


  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship

    With a bit of patience, this turns out to be an entertaining story about fathers and sons, and about men standing up to intimidation. Its title is oddly chosen; calling anyone in the book heroic seems a bit of a stretch, and certainly no one is discreet.Felicito Yanaque is a businessman in Piura, Peru, who receives letters demanding protection money but refuses to be bullied. Meanwhile, in Lima, Rigoberto is on the verge of retirement when he’s drawn into his boss’s scheme to disinherit a pa [...]


  • Conejo Literario

    Una novela ligera y sin muchas pretensiones mas que entretener. A estas alturas de su carrera, Vargas-Llosa no tiene nada que demostrar así que quizás esta obra fue escrita mas como un "ejercicio de relajación" que buscando su encumbramiento novelístico. La recomiendo mucho si se busca una lectura amena con toques de humor.


  • Stefania T.

    In treno ho scarabocchiato con la mia consunta matitina ikea, di traverso, immolando alla causa un gomito ora da rottamare, seduta fra una suora dai piedi enormi ed un cane con un ciuffetto verde a mo' di capretta (il pensiero era importante, dovevo proprio segnarmelo):"Ometti piccini, mingherlini, fragili, quasi patetici se non prevalesse in me una tenerezza annacquata (comincio a chiedermi se tanta tenerezza non sia un po' snob). Ma con una ferma, ferrea e precisa idea di che cosa sia onore, d [...]


  • Igor Guzun

    Pe ultimele pagini ale noului roman al lui Mario Vargas Llosa „Eroul discret”, adolescentul Fonchito cumpără un DVD „cu Justin Bieber, un cântăreţ canadian care îi înnebunea acum pe tinerii din întreaga lume”. Iar pentru ultimul film cu James Bond găseşte acela mai potrivite trei cuvinte: „adrenalină pură, săruturi şi aventuri”. > > goo/du5azDÎmpărtășesc aici celelalte citate ale mele preferate din acest roman al lui Llosa, primul publicat după acordarea Prem [...]


  • Geoffrey Benn

    “The Discreet Hero,” Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest novel, is a beautifully rendered tale of stubborn resistance set in modern-day Peru. There are two major story lines – one involving the owner of an insurance company who remarries to avoid giving his business to his parasitic children, and the other involving the owner of a transport company who is resisting a gang of blackmailers. Both men fight throughout the story to resist the push to take the path that would be easier but would resul [...]


  • Alex

    Great Llosa novel, it is a typical one - the Llosa dialogues, the intertwined stories, the south american magical world. Solid stories. I also listened to the peruvian singer that is mentioned in the bool a Cecilia Barraza - yes, you get that southamerican flair when you hear her. So, who is the hero? This question will torment me some time.If somebody reads this novel, i will be glad to talk to you about it.


  • Leslie

    Intriguing pair of stories about standing up for what is right even when it is against common practice and good sense. My biggest complaint is that Llosa would interpolate scenes from different times without warning, sometimes in the middle of a conversation. As I got used to this, I could see that they were (perhaps) recollections of events & conversations that occurred earlier that the 'present' had evoked but it was disconcerting and confusing.


  • José Vivas M.

    Novela ligera, de fácil leer; no simplona, pero menor.La prosa de Vargas Llosa es ejemplar, prístina, como para dar clases de redacción con ella —excelentes diálogos, por ejemplo, de tiempos superpuestos cuando el autor cuenta que alguien cuenta lo que alguien dijo—, y las dos historias paralelas (eventualmente confluyentes) son tan hábil, ordenadamente dispuestas, que se diría suceden sin sobresaltos, lo que hasta poco antes de terminar la novela me hiciera esperaba algún giro diabó [...]


  • Beatriz Chavarri

    Con El héroe discreto Mario Vargas Llosa vuelve a sus novelas "pequeñas", sin grandes pretensiones, muy entretenidas de leer. La lectura se hace fácil, ágil y fresca, pues llosa, cuando quiere ser ligero, lo es, pero con elegancia y clase. Me ha gustado bastante a pesar de no se una obra maestra ni mucho menos, y me parece que en lo que más falla el libro es en el plano temporal.No he leído las novelas dedicadas a Lituma, pero sí leí en su momento Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto, novela q [...]


  • Robert Blumenthal

    This is my first foray into the world of Mario Vargas Llosa, the celebrated Nobel-Prize-winning author from Peru, and it was a wonderful pleasure. I often find Nobel Prize winners to be more intellectual and political than emotionally compelling, and Llosa's latest novel is very much that way. I enjoyed the story, characterizations, and comments on the political and social climate in Peru. There are two separate stories (three, actually) involving two different incidents: one involving a wealthy [...]


  • Selin Seçen

    N'oldu Edilberto Torres'e??? Deli oluyorum böyle kitaplara. Bütün bir kitap boyunca gizemi üstüne kurduğu karakteri karikatürize edip bırakıverdi. Ucu açık kaldı. Güney Amerika'nın her renginden bolca var Ketum Kahraman'da, gayet sürükleyici üstelik. Yaz aylarında okumak için de ideal. Ama Ana karakterleri gözümde çok iyi canlandırırken sorun çıkaranları ya da figüranları hayal edemiyorum, üstünkörü anlatılıyorlar. Bir de gerilim artsın diye uzatılmış ve ko [...]


  • Aleksandar Šegrt

    ne znam da li čitanje može biti gubljenje vremena, ali nekad možda malo i može.taman izleti momenat visprenosti, a onda zakoelji situaciju i počne da koristi jeftine trikove za ekscitaciju čitaoca, pa tako sledećih sto strana.p.s. seksualne scene čine da te malo sramota od sebe dok čitaš.


  • Nikos79

    The discreet hero, being Llosa's penultimate novel so far, proves that one can write in really good level despite being someone of an advanced age. First published at 2013 means that the writer should have been probably older than 70 if not more when he finished it. I take my hat off, congratulations Mr Llosa, once more you managed to to show me how pleasant and beautiful is reading.Now, being honest, this is not one of his best, can't be compared with some masterpieces he wrote and I have read [...]


  • David

    This book drew me in. A depiction of the ever-present strangeness within the ordinariness of everyday life in Lima, Peru, and the provincial city of Piura, with themes of filial impiety, religion and irreligion, and the everydayness of the supernatural, it's an easy, lively read. I almost gave it five stars, but grump that I am, I had some cavils with the narrative structure and the occasional ungainliness of the diction in the translation. But who cares in the end? It's a good read and a slice [...]


  • Aldo Ramírez

    Mario Vargas Llosa (MVLL) nos regala un par de historias muy entretenidas, con cotas muy altas de suspenso, emoción y plagada de sentimientos humanos como el odio y el amor. Es de “facilísisima” (como diría un buen y auténtico Piurano) lectura, la terminé en 4 ó 5 horas, la historia es lineal, sin muchos recursos estilísticos y por eso es un divertimento constanteLL se reencuentra con un gran cariño con su tierra y muestra una visión ahora bastante optimista del Perú que contrasta [...]


  • Shaimaa Ali

    First book in 2017 :-)Llosa is one of my favorite writers I guess I keep repeating that, And this time he didn't fail me!Two different stories, two different worlds that came to a one ending. His favorite characters from previous works "Don Rigoberto & Dona Lucrecis " on one side, on the other, " Sergeant Lituma & Captain Silva" One party trying to defend their employer& friend from the greediness of his twins, the other trying to solve a crime committed by the son of a big merchan [...]


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