Enrique and Ernesto Vargas. Vargas Llosa lived with his maternal family in Arequipa until a year after his parents' divorce, when his maternal grandfather was named honorary consul for Peru in Bolivia. The book is set among a community of cadets in a Lima military school, and the plot is based on the author's own experiences at Lima's Leoncio Prado Military Academy. Several Peruvian generals attacked the novel, claiming that it was the work of a "degenerate mind" and stating that Vargas Llosa was "paid by Ecuador" to undermine the prestige of the Peruvian Army.
Publication date The Green House Original title: The novel is set over a period of forty years from the early part of the 20th century to the s in two regions of Peru: The story is broken into five parts, each of which begins with an impressionistic narrative without paragraph breaks.
Each chapter is further divided into five separate narratives: The novel concludes with a five-chapter epilogue.
Vargas Llosa adds to this narrative complexity by referring to characters obliquely "the lieutenant", "the native", etc. He also creates double narratives within chapters without clear demarcation.
The effect is to interweave past and present and to suggest an omnipresent and continuing corruption and brutality. Plot synopsis[ edit ] In the desert: During the early years of the 20th century, a mysterious stranger named Anselmo, whose origins and motives are never explained, builds a popular brothel, the Green House, in the desert on the outskirts of Piura.
Antonia Tonita is left for dead after her adoptive parents are killed by bandits; her eyes and tongue are plucked out by vultures, but she survives and is raised by a poor villager, Juana Barra, until Anselmo abducts and keeps her in a room in a tower of the Green House as his wife. She dies giving birth to a daughter, Chunga.
Outraged, the village priest, Father Garcia, leads the townspeople to burn down the Green House. His daughter, Chunga, grows up in this environment and eventually builds a new Green House, where Anselmo plays his music.
Lituma serves in the Amazon region, where he meets his future bride, Bonifacia. They return to Piura and live together until Lituma takes part in a fatal game of Russian roulette and is sentenced to ten years in jail.
While he is away, his friends rape Bonifacia, who then becomes a prostitute at the Green House. During the s, after escaping from prison in Brazil he had been arrested for accounting theftFushia flees to Peru, where he meets a poor water vendor, Aquilino.
Together, they trade goods by boat to rubber and timber workers and gold prospectors. The nuns "civilize" the native girls and sell them as house servants.
Fushia is once again forced to flee because of his thieving ways, and after encountering Huambisa natives, ends up in Iquitoswhere with Julio Reategui he takes part in the illegal rubber trade it is the early s and there is a renewed demand for rubber; since Peru officially is trading rubber only to the Alliesthere is a thriving black market.
While in Iquitos, Fushia seduces fifteen-year-old Lalita. After his role in the black market is discovered, he arranges to trade Lalita to Reategui for a boat and provisions, but Lalita escapes upriver with Fushia.
They live on an island on the Santiago River deep within the jungle. Jum, after being educated by two political organizers, creates native co-ops for trading rubber, thus interrupting the system of kickbacks that has enriched Reategui.
With a military force led by Reategui, Jum is caught, tortured, and publicly shorn of his hair, an emasculating act to the Aguarauna. Aided by the Huambisa, Fushia assaults native villages, stealing rubber and hides, and abducting barely pubescent girls for his concubines. He is assisted by the humiliated Jum, Aquilino, and Adrian Nieves.
There she meets and marries Sergeant Lituma. Nieves is eventually sent to jail. And Fushia, who has contracted leprosy, spends his fortune to covertly enter the leper colony at San Pablo. He lives a lonely life there, visited once a year by his aging friend Aquilino.
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