Mario Vargas Llosa, Quién mató a Palomino Molero [Who Killed Palomino Molero?]

Roberto Rodriguez-Saona (University of Leeds)
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Quién mató a Palomino Molero

(1986) [Who Killed Palomino Molero?], Mario Vargas Llosa ventures into the detective novel, a genre that is not found often in the literature of his native Peru, and that has developed its own style in Latin America, different from the classic British ‘whodunit’ or the hard-boiled American variety. Vargas Llosa returns later to the detective novel format with

Lituma en los andes

(1993) [Death in the Andes], winner of the Premio Planeta prize the same year.

¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero?

is another sample of the versatility of this writer, who has published short stories, novels, essays and plays (as exemplified by

Los cachorros

(1967)[The Cubs]

, Conversación en La Catedral

(1969) [Conversation in The Cathedral],

La verdad de las mentiras

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Citation: Rodriguez-Saona, Roberto. "Quién mató a Palomino Molero". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=13400, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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