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Chronicle of a Death Foretold
In Marquez' vivid and riveting tale of love, rejection, revenge, and death, the narrator dredges up the twenty-seven-year old murder of Santiago Nassar by speaking to the man's mother and several others intimate with the story. One morning Nassar wakes up groggy from the wedding festivities held the night before. Like his father Ibrihim, an Arab immigrant, Nassar has a fondness for young virginal girls. A warning note, giving the details of his pe...
Living to Tell the Tale
Nobel author Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia, 1927)recreates his life in the mid fifties as he is employed by a newspaper to write reviews and study the works of William Faulkner. He writes about the lives of his parents, the time and place where he was born, the women he loved, and the most significant literary moments of his boyhood. The book is not an insight into the development of the craft of an author but the story of his country and how he lived...
Love in the Time of Cholera
Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fell in love as teenagers, but they were torn apart by her father because Florentino was from a poor family. For two years, they secretly communicated by telegraph while Fermina's father made her travel the countryside. When she comes back to town, however, she suddenly falls out of love with Florentino. She marries a wealthy doctor and they are married for 50 years until his accidental death. Florentino sleeps with ...
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
On the morning of his ninetieth birthday the story's Caribbean-roman protagonist is confident of two things to be accomplished on this auspicious occasion. One, he will pen an article for the weekly column, El Diario de La Paz, (which he has done for the past forty years) and of greater importance, he will bed a virgin. By the time he was fifty, he'd slept with 514 women, most of which expected to be paid. Those that didn't received gratuity as well....

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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a story about an isolated family, The Buendias, in an imagined viallage,Macondo, somewhere in Latin America, probably Colombia.For One hundred years or more,the village has been alienated without any contact with the outside world, except for gypsies who occasionally visited the place,and bringing with them some glimpses of technology from the outer world.J osé Arcadio Buendía, is impulsive and inquisitive. He remain...
Shipwrecked Sailor
In 1955, a Colombian naval vessel was on its way back home from the United States when tragedy struck. According to Colombian government reports, the ship was caught in a storm. Eight men were flung off the ship, going overboard into the Caribbean Sea. Just one - Luis Alejandro Velasco - survived. For ten days, he clung to a life raft. Delusional from hunger and a lack of water, he had completely given up hope when he was washed ashore in Colombia. ...


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