A love story of astonishing power. - NewsweekThe International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently dying ex-President of a Caribbean country, only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact.
In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, Garcia Marquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the emigre experience.
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Gabriel Garc a M rquez's finest and most famous work, the Nobel Prize-winning One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles, through the course of a century, life in Macondo and the lives of six Buend a generations-from Jos Arcadio and rsula, through their son, Colonel Aureliano Buend a (who commands numerous revolutions and fathers eighteen additional Aurelianos), through three additional Jos Arcadios, through Remedios the Beauty and Renata Remedios, to the final Aureliano, child of an incestuous union. As babies are born and the world's "great inventions" are introduced into Macondo, the village grows and becomes more and more subject to the workings of the outside world, to its politics and progress, and to history itself. And the Buend as and their fellow Macondons advance in years, experience, and wealth . . . until madness, corruption, and death enter their homes. Gabriel Garc a M rquez's classic novel weaves a magical tapestry of the everyday and the fantastic, the humdrum and the miraculous, life and death, tragedy and comedy--a tapestry in which the noble, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the tawdry all contribute to an astounding vision of human life and death, a full measure of humankind's inescapable potential and reality."One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race."--New York Times Book Review
En Los funerales de la Mam Grande, nos econtramos en Macondo y su regi n una vez m s, entre personajes y episodios reconocibles, pero ahora caen p jaros muertos sobre el poblado, un cura ve al diablo o afirma haber encontrado al jud o errante, y visitar la tumba de un ser querido supone un riesgo impredecible. Y hay que enterrar a la Mam Grande, soberana absoluta de este mundo, que falleci en olor de santidad a los 92 a os, tras haber conservado la virginidad durante toda su vida, y a cuyos funerales acude el presidente de la Rep blica y hasta el Sumo Pont fice en su g ndola papal, pero tambi n guajiros, contrabandistas, arroceros, prostitutas, hechiceros y bananeros llegados para la ocasi n.Bajo el lema de estos funerales mitol gicos, Gabriel Garc a M rquez reuni siete relatos y la novela corta que da t tulo al presente volumen, en el que aparece ya en todo su esplendor el elemento m gico y tel rico que a partir de entonces definir a su obra, sin apartarla, por ello, de la realidad.
A New York Times Notable BookOn the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit-he has purchased hundreds of women-he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master's work.
"Memories of My Melancholy Whores" is Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, "Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing" ("Los Angeles Times)."
On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist-an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor-decides to give himself "the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin."
The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying-not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love.
"Memories of My Melancholy Whores" is a brilliant gem by the master storyteller.
Probably Garcia Marquez finest and most famous work. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of a mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and women, and with a truth and understanding that strike the soul. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is a masterpiece of the art of fiction.
This astonishing book by the Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez chronicles the 1990 kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women--all but one a journalist--by the Medellín drug boss Pablo Escobar. The carefully orchestrated abductions were Escobar's attempt to extort from the government its assurance that he, and other narcotics traffickers, would not be extradited to the United States if they were to surrender.
From the highest corridors of government to the domain of the ruthless drug cartels, we watch the unfolding of a bizarre drama replete with fascinating characters: César Gaviria, the nation's cool and secretive president; Diana Turbay, a famous television journalist and magazine editor; three indomitable women who are imprisoned for miserable months in a small room with a light perpetually on; an eighty-two-year-old priest with a mission to bring the regime and the cartel to the negotiating table; and Escobar himself, the legendary drug baron who changes his bodyguards daily and maintains a private zoo with giraffes and hippos from Africa.
All of this takes place in a country where presidential candidates and cabinet officers are routinely assassinated; where police go into the Medellín slums to murder boys they think may be working for Escobar; but where brave and honest citizens are trying desperately to make democracy survive.
An international best-seller, News of a Kidnapping combines journalistic tenacity with the breathtaking language and perception that distinguish the writings of Gabriel García Márquez. It draws us into a world that, like some phantasmagorical setting in a great García Márquez novel, we can scarcely believe exists--but that continually shocks us with its cold, hard reality.
One of Gabriel Garc a M rquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power.
From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator of The Autumn of the Patriarch embodies the best and the worst of human nature. Gabriel Garc a M rquez, the renowned master of magical realism, vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictator-ship. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, and overflowing with symbolic descriptions, the novel transports the reader to a world that is at once fanciful and real.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, having won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. This book presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of books and articles by and about Marquez published between 1986 and 1992. The first part of the book lists primary sources by and about Marquez, and includes voice recordings and movies. The second part of the book brings together entries for secondary sources, including reviews. Born in Colombia in 1928, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has become one of the most outstanding and influential novelists of the 20th century. He has received numerous awards, including the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. His writings have generated an enormous amount of scholarship, and his works are a part of the curricula taught in most American colleges and universities. This bibliography provides a comprehensive, annotated record of works by and about Marquez from 1986 to 1992.