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Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
140003468X
October 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The ironic vision and luminous evocation of South America that have distinguished Garcia Marquez's Nobel Prize-winning fiction since his landmark work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, persist in this turn-of-the-century chronicle of a unique love triangle. It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity. The illustrious and meticulous Dr. Juvenal Urbino and his proud, stately wife Fermina Daza, respectively past 80 and 70, are in the autumn of their solid marriage as the drama opens on the suicide of the doctor's chess partner. Jeremiah de Saint-Amour, a disabled photographer of children, chooses death over the indignities of old age, revealing in a letter a clandestine love affair, on the "fringes of a closed society's prejudices." This scenario not only...


Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
140004460X
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
"The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin." So begins Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and it becomes even more unlikely as the novel unfolds. This slim volume contains the story of the sad life of an unnamed, only slightly talented Colombian journalist and teacher, never married, never in love, living in the crumbling family manse. He calls Rosa Cabarcas, madame of the city's most successful brothel, to seek her assistance. Rosa tells him his wish is impossible--and then calls right back to say that she has found the perfect girl.

The protagonist says of himself: "I have never gone to bed with a woman I didn't pay ... by the time I was fifty there were 514 women with whom I had been at least once ... My public life, on the other hand,...



One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0060740450
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

It is typical of Gabriel García Márquez that it will be many pages before his narrative circles back to the ice, and many chapters before the hero of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Buendía, stands before the firing squad. In between, he recounts such wonders as an entire town struck with insomnia, a woman who ascends to heaven while hanging laundry, and a suicide that defies the laws of physics: A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks,...



Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale)
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
1400034531
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Since last October's long-awaited release of this first volume in a trilogy of Garcia Marquez's memoirs, readers in Spain and Latin America have been wondering whether the book is fiction or nonfiction. Can one of the greatest storytellers of the 20th century, winner of the 1982 Nobel for literature, write about his life without confusing reality and fictional adventures? Well, yes and no. At first glance, Garcia Marquez's vivid and detailed portrait of his early life (just released in Spanish in the U.S.) appears to be testament to a photographic memory. Yet as he explains in the epigraph, "Life isn't what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it to tell it." He warns readers that memories are not just fact or fiction, but maybe a mix of both, depending on how one recalls past events.The book...


Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
0394561619
March 1988
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The ironic vision and luminous evocation of South America that have distinguished Garcia Marquez's Nobel Prize-winning fiction since his landmark work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, persist in this turn-of-the-century chronicle of a unique love triangle. It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity. The illustrious and meticulous Dr. Juvenal Urbino and his proud, stately wife Fermina Daza, respectively past 80 and 70, are in the autumn of their solid marriage as the drama opens on the suicide of the doctor's chess partner. Jeremiah de Saint-Amour, a disabled photographer of children, chooses death over the indignities of old age, revealing in a letter a clandestine love affair, on the "fringes of a closed society's prejudices." This scenario not only...


Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Marquez Gabriel Garcia
140003471X
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Review
“Exquisitely harrowing . . . very strange and brilliantly conceived . . .a sort of metaphysical murder mystery.”—The New York Times Book Review

“This investigation of an ancient murder takes on the quality of a hallucinatory exploration, a deep, groping search into the gathering darkness of human intentions for a truth that continually slithers away.” –The New York Review of Books

“Brilliant . . . A small masterpiece . . . we can almost see, smell and hear Garcia Marquez’s Caribbean backwater and its inhabitants.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“As pungent and memorable as a sharp spice, an examination of the nature of complicity and fate . . . an exquisite performance.” –The Christian Science...


Conversations with Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
1578067847
December 2005
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Book Description
Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1927) is a sophisticated literary artist who has attained broad popularity. His masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, has sold tens of millions of copies world wide. His later works have enjoyed equally astounding sales. His achievement as an author received the highest official recognition with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Conversastions with Gabriel García Márquez starts with the years just following the phenomenal success of One Hundred Years of Solitude and goes on through his most recent, turn-of-the-century exchanges. We learn a great deal about his impoverished childhood, his Caribbean roots, his life as an indifferent student, his apprenticeship as a journalist, his days of hunger in Europe, his primary literary influences, the inspiration that...


One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cliffs Notes)
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
0822009641
February 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
This history of a family is an amalgamation of Garcia Marquez's shorter fiction, American fiction, biblical parables, and quixotic experiences of his own unique life story. His is a community crowded with people and personal narratives, confusion, and progressive decline. The novel is a journey through life, caught on paper, so real that you'll swear you can smell it.

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El Amor En Los Tiempos del Colera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0140255788
Feb 1996
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Review
?Una novela rica y expansiva cuyo poder narrativo sólo compite con la generosidad de su visión?. ?The New York Times

?Una historia de amor de increíble fuerza y delicioso sentido del humor ... humana, llena de comicidad, de gran impulso emotivo: en fin, extraordinaria?. ?Newsweek

?El mayor placer, como en todos los libros de García Márquez, es la misteriosa pero siempre convincente suspensión de las normas de la realidad ... una gran historia humana, despreocupada del tiempo, contada por uno de los más evocadores escritores de este siglo?. ?Anne Tyler, Chicago Sun-Times Book Week

?Revolucionario en su atrevimiento al sugerir que las promesas de amor hechas con la presunción de durar toda la vida ?idiotez juvenil para algunos? pueden ser honradas...


100 Years of Solitude (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586634542
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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del Amor y Otros Demonios
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0140245596
Aug 1994
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
El genio de Gabriel García Márquez --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: Spanish

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Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
0140119906
November 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this chronicle of a unique love triangle, the Nobel laureate's trademark "ironic vision and luminous evocation of South America" persist. "It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity," praised PW . 250,000 first printing. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
While delivering a message to her father, Florentino Ariza spots the barely pubescent Fermina Daza and immediately falls in love. What follows is the story of a passion that extends over 50 years, as Fermina is courted solely by letter, decisively rejects her suitor when he first speaks, and then joins the urbane Dr. Juvenal Urbino, much above her station, in a marriage initially loveless but ultimately remarkable in its...


Memoria de mis putas tristes
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
1400095808
October 2004
Paperback
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
"I decline to accept the end of man," William Faulkner said as he accepted the Nobel Prize in the grim dawn of the nuclear age. "It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last dingdong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening . . . there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking."Gabriel García Márquez, another Nobel Prize-winner and Faulkner's most famous disciple, puts it differently. In his new novel, an old journalist -- a third-rate hack, lifelong bachelor, "ugly, shy, anachronistic" habitué of a teeming brothel in a sad and nameless Latin American city -- struggles mightily against the last...


One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0060531045
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

It is typical of Gabriel García Márquez that it will be many pages before his narrative circles back to the ice, and many chapters before the hero of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Buendía, stands before the firing squad. In between, he recounts such wonders as an entire town struck with insomnia, a woman who ascends to heaven while hanging laundry, and a suicide that defies the laws of physics: A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks,...



The Autumn of the Patriarch
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
0060932678
Oct 1999
Paperback
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New York Times Book Review
"Majestic...Superb...a stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant. Garc'a M+rquez is as exorbitant as Melville and Dostoyevsky." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

America
"The Autumn of the Patriarch mines one of the darkest veins in Latin American political history. The central character is a composite of Trujillos, Batistas and Somozas. His is a genius at the barren politics of survival, capable and guilty of the most savage brutality, a lonely monster who shuffles through his palace every night, checking the locks, looking for assassins, lighting a lantern for a quick exit."

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Cien a¿os de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
843760494X
October 1989
Paperback
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Book Review
A dense jungle of magic and literary gusto, this book pulls you in and engulfs you with its richness and beauty. Saying it is a story of a family is like saying the New Testament is a book about a carpenter. Following the family here reveals the history of several generations, and the passions, thoughts, and myths of a labyrinth of people, related and not. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a gifted writer, and nowhere does he write with the fervor that he does in One Hundred Years of Solitude, a pleasurable ride unmatched in modern literature. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Robert Kiely
Though concocted of quirks, ancient mysteries, family secrets and peculiar contradictions, it makes sense and gives pleasure in dozens of...

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