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Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Author

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the town of Aracatca, Colombia. Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Gabriel Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Featured books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Ariza's impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half-century, Flornetino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again. When Fermina's husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives?

Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

'It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.' Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Arizo's impassioned advances and married Dr. Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half century, Florentino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again. When Fermina's husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives?

Other books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2018

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Penguin presents I'm Not Here to Give a Speech, the complete speeches of Nobel laureate and beloved novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez collected and published in English for the first time. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has charmed generations of readers with his distinctive and richly expressive style. His talent for language is seen here as never before, in the public speeches he gave throughout his extraordinary life. These speeches chart Marquez's growth as a writer and orator, from an early talk given as a teenager graduating high school to his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. They offer new insight into the workings of the author's mind, drawing a portrait of Marquez as a writer and as a man. This is a rare gem from a writer who touched readers across the globe. I Am Not Here to Give a Speech is a must-buy for anyone who ever fell in love with Macondo or cherished a battered copy of Love in the Time of Cholera. Praise for Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'The greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years' Salman Rushdie on One Hundred Years of Solitude 'Should be required reading for the entire human race' New York Times on One Hundred Years of Solitude 'A masterpiece' Evening Standard on Chronicle of a Death Foretold 'As a reading experience it is completely magical' Observer on Living to Tell the Tale 'It asks to be read more than twice, and the rewards are dazzling' Observer on The Autumn of the Patriarch 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rusdhie on Collected Stories

Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit (Neuubersetzung)

Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit (Neuubersetzung)

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2017

Das Jahrhundertbuch in einer meisterhaften NeuubersetzungMit seinem Roman "e;Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit"e;, der sich weltweit mehr als 30 Millionen Mal verkaufte, gelang Gabriel Garca Mrquez 1967 der Durchbruch als Schriftsteller. Die Familiensaga um das kolumbianische Dorf Macondo gehrt inzwischen zu den modernen Klassikern der Weltliteratur. Zum Jubilum erscheint der Roman jetzt in einer kongenialen Neubersetzung von Dagmar Plotz. "e;Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit"e; erzhlt die Geschichte vom Aufstieg und Niedergang der Familie Buenda und des von ihr gegrndeten Dorfes Macondo, das zunchst wie das Paradies erscheint. Abgeschnitten vom Rest der Welt durch Smpfe, Urwald und eine undurchdringliche Sierra, ist es der Ort, an dem sich alle Trume, Alptrume und Entdeckungen des Menschen noch einmal zu wiederholen scheinen. Strker als die bisherige deutsche Fassung arbeitet die Neubersetzung der vielfach ausgezeichneten bersetzerin und Garca-Mrquez-Spezialistin Dagmar Ploetz die unterschiedlichen stilistischen Ebenen des Romans heraus: pathetisch, witzig, lapidar, episch, poetisch. So gelingt ein Blick auf die Welt, der auch den Erfahrungen des 21. Jahrhunderts noch mhelos standhlt. Ein Klassiker, den zu lesen sich lohnt: immer noch und immer wieder.

La nostalgia de las almendras amargas

La nostalgia de las almendras amargas

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

Este libro puede leerse de diversas formas: como un tesoro que revela unas joyas conocidas pero perdidas, como el testimonio de un autor querido y admirado, o como un manual para escritores-tanto periodistas como literatos, nveles o expertos- lleno de ancdotas, consejos y confidencias. Es, en realidad, una serie de textos de Gabriel Garca Mrquez publicados en la revista Cambio entre 1999 y 2002 que incluye varios de sus ms admirados perfiles, uno que otro reportaje, algunas entrevistas que le hicieran pero, sobre todo, las respuestas que diera a sus lectores sobre sus libros, sus personajes, es decir, sobre el trabajo ntimo del escritor ms importante en lengua castellana de los tiempos modernos. El Tiempo Casa Editorial e Intermedio Editores rinden, con esta publicacin, un sencillo homenaje a nuestro premio Nobel, tras cien das de su desaparicin, con el propsito de aportar un grano de arena al mejor conocimiento de su obra y, sobre todo, con el fin de rescatar su voz ms ntima. En palabras de Juan Esteban Constan, autor del prlogo y de la seleccin de estos textos:"e;Este libro es un homenaje al talento del colombiano ms grande de todos los tiempos: el que mejor supo desentraar, con sus libros y sus palabras y sus intuiciones, el misterio de lo que somos. Pero es tambin un homenaje a sus lectores, para que renueven con l, aunque sea un poco, la nostalgia de las almendras amargas y el olor de la guayaba. El milagro de un estilo que morir con el mundo, no antes ni despus"e;.

Ich bin nicht hier, um eine Rede zu halten

Ich bin nicht hier, um eine Rede zu halten

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2015

Der ganze Kosmos Gabriel Garcia Marquez' im Spiegel seiner erfrischend unakademischen RedenEr hatte sich geschworen, nie eine Rede zu halten, aber dann steht er doch sein Leben lang auf den Podien der Welt. Gabriel Garca Mrquez, einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts und Literaturnobelpreistrger, wei was fr eine Macht das Wort, sein Wort, haben kann. Die von ihm selbst eigens fr dieses Buch zusammengestellten Reden sind wunderschne, bewegende Beispiele dafr und unvergleichlich.Literatur, Journalismus, Film und Politik, nicht zu vergessen die Freundschaften, sind die groen Themen im ffentlichen Leben von Gabriel Garca Mrquez. Und darum geht es in diesen Reden - von der ersten, die er 1944 bei seinem Schulabschluss hielt, ber die Nobelpreisrede 1982 bis zu jener anrhrenden Ansprache 2007 in Cartagena de Indias bei der Vierzigjahr-Feier von "e;Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit"e;. Die Texte, die ein Leben umspannen, zeigen Gabriel Garca Mrquez in vielen Facetten: den politisch engagierten Brger seines Landes, den Literaturliebhaber, den erfolgreichen Autor und Nobelpreistrger, den Filmfan, der eine Akademie grndet, den couragierten Journalisten. Sie sind lebendig, anekdotenreich und packend. Man wnscht sich beim Lesen, die Stimme von Gabriel Garca Mrquez zu hren.

Cent Jaroj Da Soleco (Romantraduko Al Esperanto)

Cent Jaroj Da Soleco (Romantraduko Al Esperanto)

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2015

Gabo contesta

Gabo contesta

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

Una mirada a la intimidad de su oficio como escritor: eso es lo que permiten los textos aca publicados, las respuestas que Gabo diera a sus lectores sobre diversos aspectos de su obra narrativa y periodistica, que nos permiten asomarnos, como por el ojo de una cerradura, al estudio del premio nobel, al escritorio sobre el que reposa la maquina de escribir en la que "e;con dos dedos"e; dio vida no solo a sus entranables personajes, tanto de las novelas como de los cuentos, sino tambien a las circunstancias de la vida cotidiana, que bajo su pluma maestra adquirieron visos nuevos. Esta seleccin de la columna "e;Gabo contesta"e;, publicada en la revista Cambio, constituye un acervo ms, junto con su obra y su vida siempre coherente, del legado que nos dejara Garca Mrquez, el "e;colombiano ms grande de todos los tiempos"e;.

El amor en los tiempos del colera

El amor en los tiempos del colera

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

De jovenes, Florentino Ariza y Fermina Daza se enamoran apasionadamente, pero Fermina eventualmente decide casarse con un medico rico y de muy buena familia. Florentino esta anonadado, pero es un romantico. Su carrera en los negocios florece, y aunque sostiene 622 pequenos romances, su corazon todavia pertenece a Fermina. Cuando al fin el esposo de ella muere, Florentino acude al funeral con toda intencion. A los cincuenta anos, nueve meses, y cuatro dias de haberle profesado amor a Fermina, lo hara una vez mas.

Cien anos de soledad

Cien anos de soledad

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

"e;Muchos anos despues, frente al peloton de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendia habia de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevo a conocer el hielo."e;Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en los anales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias mas fascinantes del siglo veinte. Millones de ejemplares de Cien anos de soledad leidos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobel de Literatura coronando una obra que se habia abierto paso a "e;boca a boca"e;-como gusta decir el escritor-son la mas palpable demostracion de que la aventura fabulosa de la familia Buendia-Iguaran, con sus milagros, fantasias, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldias, descubrimientos, y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y la historia, la tragedia y el amor del mundo entero.

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

'This volume should fit nicely inside a Christmas stocking, perhaps belonging to a young writer' The Independent 'I'm Not Here proves the Colombian to be as poetic and polemical in speaking as he was in writing' ArtReview --------------------------------- Penguin presents I'm Not Here to Give a Speech, the complete speeches of Nobel laureate and beloved novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez collected and published in English for the first time. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has charmed generations of readers with his distinctive and richly expressive style. His talent for language is seen here as never before, in the public speeches he gave throughout his extraordinary life. These speeches chart Marquez's growth as a writer and orator, from an early talk given as a teenager graduating high school to his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. They offer new insight into the workings of the author's mind, drawing a portrait of Marquez as a writer and as a man. This is a rare gem from a writer who touched readers across the globe. I Am Not Here to Give a Speech is a must-buy for anyone who ever fell in love with Macondo or cherished a battered copy of Love in the Time of Cholera. --------------------------------- Praise for Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'The greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years' Salman Rushdie on One Hundred Years of Solitude 'Should be required reading for the entire human race' New York Times on One Hundred Years of Solitude 'A masterpiece' Evening Standard on Chronicle of a Death Foretold 'As a reading experience it is completely magical' Observer on Living to Tell the Tale 'It asks to be read more than twice, and the rewards are dazzling' Observer on The Autumn of the Patriarch 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rusdhie on Collected Stories

Living to Tell the Tale

Living to Tell the Tale

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2014

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK!No writer of his time exerted the magical appeal of Gabriel Garca Mrquez. In this long-awaited autobiography, the great Nobel laureate tells the story of his life from his birth in1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as his finest fiction. Here is Garca Mrquez's shimmering evocation of his childhood home of Aracataca, the basis of the fictional Macondo. Here are the members of his ebulliently eccentric family. Here are the forces that turned him into a writer. Warm, revealing, abounding in images so vivid that we seem to be remembering them ourselves, Living to Tell the Tale is a work of enchantment.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Penguin's commemorative hardback reissue of One Hundred Years of Solitude by late Nobel laureate and author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a timeless classic and the perfect Christmas gift for any booklover. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been one of the undisputed literary giants of the past century; his stories are vivid, energetic, tender and unforgettable; they have touched the lives of readers across the globe and earned him countless awards including the Nobel Prize for Literature. In the wake of the author's death, his most beloved novel is reissued in commemorative hardback edition. One Hundred Years of Solitude is endlessly fascinating, an intricately patterned work of fiction and a joyful, irrepressible celebration of humanity. Vibrantly colourful and teeming with life, this timeless tale blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth. 'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.' Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and its miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book, and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century. 'Dazzling' The New York Times

Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren

Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2014

Der neue Roman von Gabriel Garcia MarquezIn Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren erzahlt Gabriel Garcia Marquez eine Geschichte uber die Liebe, das Alter und den Sinn des Lebens:Zu seinem 90. Geburtstag schenkt sich ein alter Mann, der sein Leben lang nur kufliche Liebe gekannt hat, in einem Bordell eine Nacht mit einer Jungfrau. In dieser Nacht, der noch viele folgen sollten, betrachtet er verzaubert die schlafende Schne und empfindet zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben Liebe. Frauen haben im Leben des alten Journalisten immer eine Rolle gespielt - seine schne und gebildete Mutter, die ihm die klassische Musik und die Literatur nahe brachte; seine aufreizende Verlobte, die er sitzen lie all die vielen Huren, die er mehr nach dem Preis als nach ihren Reizen whlte, und schlielich Rosa Cabarcas, eine mit allen Wassern gewaschene Puffmutter, die ihm in der Nacht seines 90. Geburtstags Delgadina zufhrt. Dieses von Rosa Cabarcas in Tiefschlaf versetzte schne Mdchen lst in dem alten einsamen Mann, der mit dem Leben schon fast abgeschlossen hat, nie zuvor erfahrene Gefhle aus. Immer wieder zieht es ihn zu Delgadina, doch er weckt sie nie. Die Schlafende bringt ihn dazu, sich selbst besser zu verstehen; sie treibt den Liebenden in rasende Eifersucht und inspiriert den Journalisten zu hinreienden Liebeselogen in der Lokalzeitung. Nach einem Jahr ist er ein anderer Mensch. Ein Roman voller Melancholie und Humor, voller Klugheit und Zrtlichkeit. Ein groes Thema der Weltliteratur, der alte Mann und das Mdchen, wird von Garca Mrquez auf meisterhafte Weise karibisch variiert. Erinnerung an meine traurigen Huren ist eine Hommage an den japanischen Nobelpreistrger Yasunari Kawabata und seinen Roman Die schlafenden Schnen. Von Gabriel Garca Mrquez erschien zuletzt vor zwei Jahren Leben, um davon zu erzhlen, der erste Teil seiner Erinnerungen.

Leben, um davon zu erzahlen

Leben, um davon zu erzahlen

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2014

Die Memoiren von Gabriel Garcia Marquez - "e;Klassiker zu Lebzeiten"e; FAZDer erste Teil der Memoiren von Gabriel Garcia Marquez sind ein Welterfolg. Die Erstauflage von uber einer Million Exemplaren war in der spanischsprachigen Welt schnell vergriffen. Die deutsche Ausgabe stand sofort auf allen Bestsellerlisten. _ Leben, um davon zu erzhlen_ ist ein groes Buch, das nicht nur bewegt und begeistert, sondern Lust macht, die Romane und Erzhlungen des Nobelpreistrgers zu lesen oder wieder - und wieder - zu lesen. "e;Nicht was wir gelebt haben, ist das Leben, sondern das, was wir erinnern und wie wir es erinnern, um davon zu erzhlen."e; Und so erzhlt Gabriel Garca Mrquez diesem Motto seines Buches folgend vom Leben seiner Eltern, denen er in Die Liebe in den Zeiten der Cholera ein Denkmal setzte, von der eigenen Kindheit und Jugend. Er erzhlt von groer Armut und wilden Liebesabenteuern, von Freunden frs Leben und der Leidenschaft fr die Literatur.

Der Oberst hat niemand, der ihm schreibt

Der Oberst hat niemand, der ihm schreibt

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2014

Der Held dieses 1956 spielenden kleinen Romans ist ein alter Oberst, der mit seiner Frau vollig verarmt in einem kolumbianischen Tropendorf lebt und seit funfzig Jahren auf seine Veteranenpension wartet. In dem namenlosen Dorf herrscht der Ausnahmezustand der Militardiktatur, der als Normalzustand in Fleisch und Blut der Bewohner ubergegangen ist. Das Leben stagniert, dennoch warten sie, hoffen sie auf Veranderung, auf Befreiung, die meisten passiv, wenige aktiv.Zu den Aktiven gehoren der Arzt, die Gesellen der als Widerstandszelle mit einem Plakat "e;Politische Gesprache verboten"e; getarnten Schneiderwerkstatt und schlielich auch der Oberst mit seinem Kampfhahn, einem Erbstuck seines Sohnes Agostin, der wegen Verteilung illegaler Flugblatter in der Kampfhahnarena von der Polizei erschossen worden ist.Der Oberst und seine asthmatische Frau haben nichts mehr zu essen. Das Postboot, auf das der Oberst jeden Freitag wartet, bringt keinen Brief, keine Bestatigung der Pension. Der Hahn soll verkauft werden, der reiche Nachbar wartet schon darauf, da er ihn billig kriegt, aber der Oberst bringt es nicht fertig, immer wieder schiebt er den Verkauf hinaus. Und an dem Tag, an dem er plotzlich sieht, wie der Hahn sich beim Training in der Arena behauptet, umjubelt von allen jungen Leuten des Dorfes, an diesem Tag wei der Oberst, da der Hahn fur ihn und fur das Dorf das Symbol einer Hoffnung ist. Der Oberst hat niemand, der ihm schreibt, geschrieben in einer auerst knappen und prazisen Sprache, der die neue Ubersetzung bewunderswert gerecht wird ist "e;der kurzeste Roman der zeitgenossischen lateinamerikanischen Literatur"e;, ein Roman, in dem Garcia Marquez, der erfolgreichste Erzahler Lateinamerikas, die Gewalt, Hauptthema dieses Kontinents, mit "e;Zorn und dessen Menschen mit Zartlichkeit behandelt."e;

Der General in seinem Labyrinth

Der General in seinem Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2014

Sein Denkmal steht in fast jeder Stadt Lateinamerikas. Ein Staat, eine Wahrung, Straen und Platze sind nach ihm benannt. Simon Bolivar, der General und Held des Unabhangigkeitskrieges der sudamerikanischen Kolonien gegen die spanische Krone, wird noch heute als der Libertador, der Befreier, verehrt. Der Burgerssohn aus Caracas mit einem Schu Mulattenblut in den Adern, der sich in Rom, Paris, London auskannte und in den Salons seiner Zeit glanzte, der Tausende von Buchern las, uberquerte mehrfach die Anden und ritt mit seinen Soldaten Tausende von Meilen durch den Kontinent, um seine Vision von einem befreiten und vereinigten Sudamerika zu verwirklichen. Er schrieb unermudlich Briefe, personliche und politische, er konnte ebenso unnachahmlich fechten wie tanzen und war ein unwiderstehlicher Bewunderer schoner Frauen. Uber 10 Jahre erlebte er als Prasident des von ihm geschaffenen Staates Kolumbien die Hohen des Ruhms, aber auch die Niederungen korrumpierender Macht und die Angriffe seiner Gegner. 1830 erklarte Bolivar in Santa Fe de Bogota seinen Rucktritt. "e;Wer sich einer Revolution verschreibt, pflugt das Meer"e;, sagte er bitter am Ende seines Lebens, als der Traum von der Einheit zerstoben war und er schwerkrank mit wenigen Getreuen den Magdalena-Strom hinab zur Karibik fuhr, um moglicherweise ins Exil zu gehen. Gabriel Garcia Marquez beschreibt in seinem Roman diese letzte Reise des 47jahrigen Bolivar. In Ruckblenden lat er noch einmal den glorreichen Libertador auftreten, holt aber auch den General vom Denkmalssockel herunter und zeigt in einem spannungsreichen Geflecht historischer Ereignisse den Menschen in seinem korperlichen und seelischen Verfall, im Labyrinth seiner Leiden und verlorenen Traume.

Der Herbst des Patriarchen

Der Herbst des Patriarchen

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2014

Erst als die Geier schon uber dem Prasidentenpalast kreisen, wagen die Bewohner eines Karibikstaates ins Zentrum der Macht einzudringen. Sie finden dort den toten Diktator, gestorben im Alter zwischen 107 und 232 Jahren, von Flechten uberzogen und mit Tiefseetieren bedeckt. Vom grausigen Ende des vom Volk gehaten und zugleich als charismatische Gestalt verehrten Patriarchen ausgehend, bewegt sich der Roman kreisend durch die Zeit, erzahlt vom Aufstieg und Fall eines Diktators und von der Einsamkeit der Macht. Voll beienden Spotts, real und zugleich phantastisch - dieser Roman schafft eine Atmosphre, die unter die Haut geht. Ein Leben in der Einsamkeit der Macht Terror und usurpatorische Willkr sind das Thema dieses phantastischen Romans ber einen lateinamerikanischen Gewaltherrscher. Garcia Marquez vereint in der Figur des Patriarchen die machtbesessenen Herrscher Sdamerikas der letzten 150 Jahre.

Laubsturm

Laubsturm

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez schrieb seinen ersten Roman Laubsturm mit neunzehn Jahren. Bereits in diesem fruhen Werk entwirft er seine Welt, die unverwechselbare Welt des verlorenen karibischen Dorfes Macondo, das dann in dem Roman Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit weltberuhmt werden sollte. Uber Macondo ist der Laubsturm hinweggefegt - Burgerkrieg, Bananenboom, Naturkatastrophen, Nachbarschaftsfehden. Davon und von ihrer Verlorenheit erzahlen ein alter Oberst, seine Tochter und deren kleiner Sohn.

The Autumn of the Patriarch

The Autumn of the Patriarch

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the Patriarch. 'Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside' As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through dusty corridors in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man lying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their arrogant, manically violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, can surely not die the humiliating death of a mere mortal? Tracing the demands of a man whose egocentric excesses mask the loneliness of isolation and whose lies have become so ingrained that they are indistinguishable from truth, Marquez has created a fantastical portrait of despotism that rings with an air of reality. 'Delights with its quirky humanity and black humour and impresses by its total originality' Vogue 'Captures perfectly the moral squalor and political paralysis that enshrouds a society awaiting the death of a long-term dictator' Guardian 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rushdie

The General in His Labyrinth

The General in His Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

The General in his Labyrinth is the compelling tale of Simon Bolivar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'It was the fourth time he had travelled along the Magdalena, and he could not escape the impression that he was retracing the steps of his life' At the age of forty-six General Simon Bolivar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America, takes himself into exile. He makes a final journey down the Magdalene River, revisiting the cities along its shores, reliving the triumphs, passions and betrayals of his youth. Consumed by the memories of what he has done and what he failed to do, Bolivar hopes to see a way out of the labyrinth in which he has lived all his life. . .. 'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny' Sunday Telegraph 'An imaginative writer of genius' Guardian 'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton

In Evil Hour

In Evil Hour

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

In Evil Hour is the thrilling story of a Colombian society menaced by rumour and paranoia by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. As a small South American town sweats under an oppressive heat, an unknown person creeps through the night sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. When the contents of one poster lead to a murder, everyone knows that the town is threatened by a malevolent presence - but is there anything that the mayor, the doctor or the priest can do about it? 'In Evil Hour was the book which was to inspire my own career as a novelist. I owe my writing voice to that one book!' Jim Crace 'Belongs to the very best of Marquez's work...should on no account be missed' Financial Times 'A splendid achievement' The Times

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ebook Library

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ebook Library

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2014

Own fifteen of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's beloved books as ebooks, in the first Penguin Marquez ebook library.Includes:Memories of My Melancholy WhoresLove in the Time of CholeraOne Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Story of a Shipwrecked SailorChronicle of a Death ForetoldThe Autumn of the PatriarchStrange PilgrimsNews of a KidnappingThe General in His LabyrinthNo One Writes to the ColonelOf Love and Other DemonsCollected StoriesLeaf StormLiving to Tell the Tale

News of a Kidnapping

News of a Kidnapping

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's News of a Kidnapping is a powerful retelling of actual events from a turbulent period of Colombian history. 'She looked over her shoulder before getting into the car to be sure no one was following her' Pablo Escobar: billionaire drugs baron, ruthless manipulator brutal killer and jefe of the infamous Madellin cartel. A man whose importance in the international drug trade and renown for his charitable work among the poor brought him influence and power in his home country of Colombia, and the unwanted attention of the American courts. Terrified of the new Colombian President's determination to extradite him to America, Escobar found the best bargaining tools he could find: hostages. In the winter of 1990, ten relatives of Colombian politicians, mostly women, were abducted and held hostage as Escobar attempted to strong-arm the government into blocking his extradition. Two died, the rest survived, and from their harrowing stories Marquez retells, with vivid clarity, the terror and uncertainty of those dark an volatile months. 'Reads with an urgency which belongs to the finest fiction. I have never read anything which gave a better sense of the way Colombia was in worst times' Daily Telegraph 'Compellingly readable. A book with all the panache of Marquez's fiction, hitting home rather harder' Sunday Times 'A piece of remarkable investigative journalism made all the more brilliant by the author's talent for magical storytelling' Financial Times

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Collected Stories brings together many of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's spellbinding short stories, each brimming with a blend of the surreal, the magical, and the everyday that Nobel-Prize-winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude Marquez is known for. Sweeping through crumbling towns, travelling fairs and windswept ports, Gabriel Garcia Marquez introduces a host of extraordinary characters and communities in his mesmerizing tales of everyday life: smugglers, bagpipers, the President and Pope at the funeral of Macondo's revered matriarch; a every old angel with enormous wings, stranded in a young couple's back garden; a town plagued by dying birds that fall from the sky and an awestruck village captivated by a beautiful drowned sailor. Teeming with the magical oddities for which his novels are loved, Marquez's stories are a delight. 'These stories abound with love affairs, ruined beauty, and magical women. It is essence of Marquez' Guardian 'Of all the living authors known to me, only one is undoubtedly touched by genius: Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Sunday Telegraph 'It becomes more and more fun to read. It shows what fabulous really means' Time Out

Of Love and Other Demons

Of Love and Other Demons

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Nobel Prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez blends the natural with supernatural in Of Love and Other Demons - a novel which explores community, superstition and collective hysteria. 'An ash-grey dog with a white blaze on its forehead burst on to the rough terrain of the market on the first Sunday of December' When a witch doctor appears on the Marquis de Casalduero's doorstep prophesising a plague of rabies in the Colombian seaport, he dismisses her claims - until he hears that his young daughter, Sierva Maria, was one of four people bitten by a rabid dog, and the only one to survive. Sierva Maria appears completely unscathed - but as rumours of the plague spread, the Marquis and his wife wonder at her continuing good health. In a town consumed by superstition, it's not long before they, and everyone else, put her survival down to a demonic possession and begin to see her supernatural powers as the cause of the town's woes. Only the young priest charged with exorcizing the evil spirit recognises the girl's sanity, but can he convince the town that it's not her that needs healing? 'Superb and intensely readable' Time Out 'A compassionate, witty and unforgettable masterpiece' Daily Telegraph 'At once nostalgic and satiric, a resplendent fable' Sunday Times

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2014

One of the twentieth century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendia family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility, the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth-these universal themes dominate the novel. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an account of the history of the human race.Visit http://www.blackstoneaudio.com/docs/Family_Tree.pdf to access a bonus PDF with a family tree.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

On 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 a master's work.

Chronik eines angekundigten Todes

Chronik eines angekundigten Todes

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2012

In einem Dorf an der kolumbianischen Karibikkuste feiert Bayardo San Roman seine Hochzeit. Ein prunkvolles Fest wird gefeiert, und dass die Braut den Brautigam nicht liebt, scheint ein unwesentliches Detail, denn "e;Liebe erlernt sich"e;. Doch auf das Fest folgt der Skandal. Angela Vicario, die schone Braut, wird noch in der Nacht von ihrem Ehemann ins Elternhaus zuruckgebracht; sie war nicht mehr unberuhrt. Angela offenbart den Namen des angeblichen Taters, und mit Fleischermessern bewaffnet ziehen ihre Zwillingsbruder los, um die Tat zu suhnen, das heit, den Verfuhrer zu toten. Das ganze Dorf erfahrt von ihrer bitteren Pflicht. Jeder wei, dass hier Vorurteile eine sinnlose Tat auslosen, doch niemand schreitet ein. Jahre spater befragt der Ich-Erzahler alle Zeugen und rekonstruiert den Ablauf des tragischen Geschehens, die wenigen Stunden von der Ankundigung bis zur Ausfuhrung des grausamen Verbrechens.

Die Liebe in Zeiten der Cholera

Die Liebe in Zeiten der Cholera

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2012

Nichts auf der Welt ist schwieriger als die Liebe. Das erleben Fermina Daza und Doktor Juvenal Urbino tagtaglich in ihrer mehr als funfzigjahrigen Ehe. Und niemand erfahrt das schmerzlicher als Fermina Dazas ewiger Verehrer Florentino Ariza, der 51 Jahre, 9 Monate und 4 Tage auf sie gewartet hat. Schwarmerisch hat er in poetischen Briefen um sie geworben, sie in aller Keuschheit gewonnen und wieder verloren, aber nie aufgehort, sie zu lieben. Wahrend Fermina Daza an der Seite ihres Mannes, eines hoch geachteten Arztes, ein groburgerliches Leben fuhrt, bringt es Florentino Ariza durch beruflichen Erfolg zu groem Wohlstand. Er ist ein nimmermuder Schurzenjager, im Herzen aber Fermina Daza immer treu geblieben, und noch am Abend der Beerdigung ihres Mannes erklart er ihr erneut seine Liebe.Ein groer Liebesroman, eine Geschichte voller Lebenskraft und Poesie. "e;Ohne die reichen Bcher von Garca Mrquez wre unsere Welt entschieden rmer."e; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Clandestine In Chile

Clandestine In Chile

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Francisco Goldman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2010

Strange Pilgrims

Strange Pilgrims

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2004

Strange Pilgrims is a collection of unforgettable stories about distinctive South American individuals in Europe from the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'The first thing Senora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha' The twelve stories here tell of Latin Americans adrift in Europe: a bereaved father in Rome for an audience with the Pope carries a box shaped like a cello case; an aging streetwalker waits for death in Barcelona with a dog trained to weep at her grave; a panic-stricken husband takes his wife to a Parisian hospital to treat a cut and never sees her again. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of storytelling by our most brilliant writer. 'Celebratory and full of strange relish at life's oddness, the stories draw their strength from Marquez's generous feel for character, good and bad, boorish and innocent' William Boyd 'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton 'Often touching, often funny, always unexpected, the experience is as enriching as travel itself' New Statesman

The General in his Labyrinth

The General in his Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Edith Grossman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2004

With the style and eloquent language that earned him the Nobel prize for literature, Marquez weaves a stunning story of glory and despair. Both real history and Marquez' imagination let us enter the world of Simon Bolivar, Liberator of South America, in all his humanity - good and evil. Bolivar drove the Spanish out of South America, dealt with treachery from his own compatriots. Once hailed as a hero, he is now scorned and reviled, and fighting his own demons, he refuses to die quietly. We are given a glimpse of the genius and foibles of the man behind the legend, as we accompany him on his last journey, accompanied only by the loyal remants of his once great army.

Cronica De Una Muerte Anunciada

Cronica De Una Muerte Anunciada

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2003

Living To Tell The Tale

Living To Tell The Tale

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2003

He is perhaps the most acclaimed, revered and widely read writer of our time, and in this first volume of a planned trilogy - a book that has already become a bestseller in its Spanish-language edition both abroad and in the United States - the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Garcia Marquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the beginning of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, the aliveness of a conversation with the reader: a tale of people, places and events as they occur to him: family, work, politics, books and music, his beloved Colombia, parts of his history until now undisclosed and incidents that would later appear, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction. And as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life - in this instance, his own. A vivid, powerful, beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a writer and as a man.

Living to Tell the Tale

Living to Tell the Tale

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

In Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel Garcia Marquez - winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude - recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this visit conjured. 'My mother asked me to go with her to sell the house' Gabriel Garcia Marquez was twenty-three, a young man experimenting with his writing when this mother asked him to come back with her to the village of his grandparents and the memories of his Colombian childhood. In the first part of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's memoir, the Nobel Prize-winning author returns to the atmosphere and influences that shaped his formidable imagination and formed the basis of his world-famous, and much-loved, fiction. 'A treasure trove, a discovery of a lost land we knew existed but couldn't find. A thrilling miracle of a book' The Times 'A marvellous journey. Never less than a miracle' Sunday Times 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no one else can do' Salman Rushdie

Leaf Storm

Leaf Storm

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez,, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, portrays a food company violating a small Colombia town in his vivid and powerful novel Leaf Storm. 'Suddenly, as if a whirlwind had set down roots in the centre of the town, the banana company arrived, pursed by the leaf storm' Drenched by rain, the town has been decaying ever since the banana company left. Its people are sullen and bitter, so when the doctor - a foreigner who ended up the most hated man in town - dies, there is no one to mourn him. But also living in the town is the Colonel, who is bound to honour a promise made many years ago. The Colonel and his family must bury the doctor, despite the inclination of their fellow inhabitants that his corpse be forgotten and left to rot. 'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton 'Marquez is a retailer of wonders' Sunday Times 'An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny' Sunday Telegraph

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, started his literary career with the publication of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor . . . 'On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia' In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor's amazing tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor was Marquez's first major work, published in a Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, in 1955 and then in book form in 1970. 'The story of Velasco on his raft, his battle with sharks over a succulent fish, his hallucinations, his capture of a seagull which he was unable to eat, his subsequent droll rescue, has all the grip of archetypal myth. Reads like an epic' Independent 'A master storyteller' Daily Mail 'Garcia Marquez is a retailer of wonders' Sunday Times

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a powerful novel about a man who so far has never felt love from Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude. 'The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin' On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a newspaper columnist in Colombia decides to give himself 'a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent'. But on seeing this beautiful girl he falls deeply under her spell. His love for his 'Delgadina' causes him to recall all the women he has paid to perform acts of love. And so the columnist realises he must chronicle the life of his heart, to offer it freely to the world. . . 'Marquez describes this amorous, sometimes disturbing journey with the grace and vigour of a master storyteller' Daily Mail 'Marquez is wonderful on the transformative and redemptive powers of love. . . storytelling magic' Tatler 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rushie

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a compelling, moving story exploring injustice and mob hysteria by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on' Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered in a small town by two brothers. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why. . . 'A masterpiece' Evening Standard 'A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel' The Times 'Brilliant writer, brilliant book' Guardian

No One Writes to the Colonel

No One Writes to the Colonel

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, tells a powerful tale of poverty and undying hope in his moving novel No One Writes to the Colonel. 'The Colonel took the top off the coffee can and saw that there was only one spoonful left' Fridays are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty and monotony, scraping together the dregs of their savings for the food and medicine that keeps them alive. But on Fridays the postman comes - and that sets a fleeting wave of hope rushing through the Colonel's ageing heart. For fifteen years he's watched the mail launch come into harbour, hoping he'll be handed an envelope containing the army pension promised to him all those years ago. Whilst he waits for the cheque, his hopes are pinned on his prize bird and the upcoming cockfighting season. But until then the bird - like the Colonel and his wife - must somehow be fed. . . 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no one else can do' Salman Rushie 'Masterly. He dazzles us with powerful effect' New Statesman 'One of this century's most evocative writers' Anne Tyler

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories is a collection of short stories from the Nobel Prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 'Erendira was bathing her grandmother when the wind of misfortune began to blow' While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, Erendira still has floors to wash, sheets to iron, and a peacock to feed. The never-ending chores leave the young girl so exhausted that's he collapses into bed with the candle still glowing on a nearby table - and is fast asleep when it topples over. . . Eight hundred and seventy-two thousand, three hundred and fifteen pesos, her grandmother calculates, is the amount that Erendira must repay for the loss of the house. As she is dragged by her grandmother from town to town and hawked to soldiers, smugglers and traders, Erendira feels herself dying. Can the love of a virgin save the young whore from her hell? 'It becomes more and more fun to read. It shows what fabulous really means' Time Out 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rushdie 'One of this century's most evocative writers' Anne Tyler

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2000

Equally tragic, joyful and comical, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a seamless blend of fantasy and reality, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa in Penguin Modern Classics. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century. Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1928) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of several novels, including Leaf Storm (1955), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. If you enjoyed One Hundred Years of Solitude, you might like Love in the Time of Cholera, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'With a single bound Gabriel Garcia Marquez leaps on the stage with Gunter Grass and Vladimir Nabokov ...dazzling' The New York Times

Love In The Time Of Cholera

Love In The Time Of Cholera

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/1997

There are novels, like journeys, which you never want to end: this is one of them. One seventh of July at six in the afternoon, a woman of 71 and a man of 78 ascend a gangplank and begin one of the greatest adventures in modern literature. The man is Florentino Ariza, President of the Carribean River Boat Company; the woman is his childhood sweetheart, the recently widowed Fermina Daza. She has earache. He is bald and lame. Their journey up-river, at an age when they can expect 'nothing more in life', holds out a shimmering promise: the consummation of an amor interruptus spanning half a century. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA is one of the most uplifting romances of our times. An epiphany to late-flowering love, it holds out the subversive promise that you can have what you wish for: you may just have to wait. Set on the Colombian coast in the early part of this century, it is, arguably even more so than ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE which won him the Nobel Prize, the crowning work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 'My best, ' he says of it. 'The novel that was written from my gut. ' Publication is timed to tie in with the launch of Marquez' new novel, NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING, by Jonathan Cape on 3 July.

News Of A Kidnapping

News Of A Kidnapping

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/1997

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's new book begins in November 1990 in Bogota, Columbia, when a group of gunmen ambush a car, kill the chauffeur and kidnap its two women passengers. The gunmen were working for Pablo Escobar, boss of the Medellin course cocaine cartel, who in the early nineties kidnapped the relatives of a number of Colombia politcians in order to pressurise the government to suspend the policy of extraditing drug traffickers to the USA. Chronicle of a Kidnapping is at once a powerful, disturbing account of how Esobar undermined all Colombia's civil instutions by murder or bribery, and a moving exploration of the fate of Esobar's hostages, who were mostly middle-aged or elderly women.

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/1995

In the book which put South America on the literary map, Marquez tells the haunting story of a community lost in the depths of that almighty continent where time passes slowly. A poetic masterpiece whose rich and powerful language easily survives the translation from Spanish, this is the most celebrated text of magic realism, the literary movement which has dominated world fiction for the last thirty years.

Of Love and Other Demons

Of Love and Other Demons

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1995

Marquez describes how in 1949, as a young reporter, he witnessed the opening of several tombs as an old convent made way for a new hotel. One of the tombs contained a skeleton of a young girl with reddish hair that measured 22 metres, 11 centimetres long. The novel is his recreation of her legend as a popular saint. Sierva Maria De Todos Los Angeles, only child of the Marquis of Casalduero is bitten by a rabid dog at the beginning of this story. When she does not die, but evinces problems of a psychological nature, her father turns her over to a convent to be examined by church officials. But the priest who examines her, Cayetano Delaura falls in love with her. Their chaste affair, sexual without consummation, leads to their mutual destruction. Their plans to run away together are thwarted; the priest is banished and Sierva Maria dies after an awful exorcist ritual. When her body is found the narrator notes that 'the roots of her hair sprouted like bubbles on her shaved cranium; it was possible to see them grow.' Even in death, love triumphs over reason and logic.

El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba

El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/1981

Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been described as the greatest writer in Spanish since Cervantes, and El coronel no tiene quien le escriba is considered to be one of his best works. This reflective and atmospheric novel is set in a small Colombian town where the frustrated and stubborn Colonel, a veteran of the 'War of a Thousand Days', is still, after thirty years, waiting for the letter authorising payment of his war pension. The old soldier and his wife mourn the brutal killing of their only son, and the story of their struggle against poverty and sickness culminates in the Colonel's defiant refusal to part with his cherished fighting cock, however serious the consequences. The moving narrative pays tribute to the resilience of human nature and man's will to survive in the face of heavy odds. The novel also throws light on the turbulent religious and political troubles in Latin America. Now revised to include an updated chronology and bibliography, Giovanni Pontiero's acclaimed critical edition provides English-speaking students with an introduction to, and notes on the text, and a selected vocabulary. -- .

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