The Bad Girl

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First edition (publ. Alfaguara)

The Bad Girl, originally published in 2006 in Spanish as Travesuras de la niña mala, is a novel by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010.

Journalist Kathryn Harrison approvingly argues that the book is a rewrite (rather than simply a recycling) of the French realist Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary (1856).[1] In Vargas Llosa's version, the plot relates the decades-long obsession of its narrator, a Peruvian expatriate, with a woman with whom he first fell in love when they were both teenagers.

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  • Harrison, Kathryn (October 14, 2007), "Dangerous Obsession", The New York Times, retrieved 2008-04-14 .