Collected Stories

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060932686

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog,Big Mama's Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother. Combining mysticism, history, and humor, the stories in this collection span more than two decades, illuminating the development of Marquez's prose and exhibiting the themes of family, poverty, and death that resound throughout his fiction.

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101911212

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Available in English for the first time in the U.S., a collection of the speeches of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Throughout his life, Gabriel García Márquez spoke publicly with the same passion and energy that marked his writing. Now the wisdom and compassion of these performances are available in English for the first time. I'm Not Here to Give a Speech records key events throughout the author's life, from a farewell to his classmates delivered when he was only seventeen to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Written across a lifetime, these speeches chart the growth of a genius: each is a snapshot offering insights into the beliefs and ideas of a world- renowned storyteller. Preserving García Márquez's unmistakeable voice for future generations, I'm Not Here to Give a Speech is a must-have for anyone who ever fell in love with Macondo or cherished a battered copy of Love in the Time of Cholera.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez,Gregory Rabassa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060740450

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

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Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town

Love in the Time of Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101911115

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! 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.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2806279623

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of One Hundred Years of Solitude with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which features a family who are cursed to one hundred years of oblivion, isolation and collapse, suffering through death, love and incest until the bitter fall of the village in which they live. The novel has been translated into 37 different languages and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it a landmark novel of the 20th century and one of the most significant Spanish language works of all time. García Márquez is internationally renowned and has received a host of prestigious literary awards, including the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. Find out everything you need to know about One Hundred Years of Solitude in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Book of Lamentations

Author: Rosario Castellanos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141180038

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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In the Mexican state of Chiapas in the 1930s, poverty, illiteracy, and rage contribute to an uprising among the descendants of the Mayan Indians

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview

and Other Conversations

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612194818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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An intimate and lively collection of interviews with a giant of twentieth century literature—the only collection of interviews with Marquez available Hailed by the New York Times as a "conjurer of literary magic," Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is known to millions of readers worldwide as the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Beloved by readers of nearly all ages, he is surely the most popular literary novelist in translation—and he remains so today, a decade after the publication of his final novel. In addition to the first-ever English translation of Marquez’s last interview, this unprecedented volume includes his first interview, conducted while he was in the throes of writing One Hundred Years of Solitude, which reveals the young writer years before the extraordinary onslaught of success that would make him a household name around the world. Also featured is a series of unusually wide-ranging conversations with Marquez's friend Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza—surely the only interview with Marquez that includes the writer's insights into both the meaning of true love and the validity of superstitions. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview also contains two interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Streitfeld. A wide-ranging and revealing book, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview is an essential book for lifelong fans of Marquez—and readers who are just getting encountering the master's work for the first time.

The General in His Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101911123

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ebook Library

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241969050

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Own fifteen of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's beloved books as ebooks, in the first Penguin Marquez ebook library. Includes: Memories of My Melancholy Whores Love in the Time of Cholera One Hundred Years of Solitude The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Chronicle of a Death Foretold The Autumn of the Patriarch Strange Pilgrims News of a Kidnapping The General in His Labyrinth No One Writes to the Colonel Of Love and Other Demons Collected Stories Leaf Storm Living to Tell the Tale

In the House in the Dark of the Woods

Author: Laird Hunt

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316515795

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The eerie, disturbing story of one of our perennial fascinations--witchcraft in colonial America--wrapped up in a lyrical novel of psychological suspense. "Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woods." In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes. On a journey that will take her through dark woods full of almost-human wolves, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along. In the House in the Dark of the Woods is a novel of psychological horror and suspense told in Laird Hunt's characteristically lyrical prose style. It is the story of a bewitching, a betrayal, a master huntress and her quarry. It is a story of anger, of evil, of hatred and of redemption. It is the story of a haunting, a story that makes up the bedrock of American mythology, but told in a vivid way you will never forget.

Leaf Storm

and Other Stories

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006075155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Contains Leaf Storm, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles, The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship, Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo, Nabo

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Life

Author: Gerald Martin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408831090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

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Gabriel García Márquez, author of the modern classic One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, is one of the greatest and most popular writers of the late-twentieth century. As Gerald Martin tells the story of the author's fascinating rise to wealth and international fame, he reveals the tensions in García Márquez's life between celebrity and literary quality, between politics and writing, and between power, solitude and love. Interviewing more than three hundred people including Fidel Castro, Felipe González, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, the author's large family as well as 'Gabo' himself, Martin immerses himself in García Márquez's world. This at first 'tolerated' and now 'official' biography is as gripping and revealing as the writer's journalism and as complex and involving as any of his fiction.

Sagas of Warrior-poets

Author: Leifur Eiricksson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941588

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes, complex love triangles, and travels to foreign lands.

Springtime in a Broken Mirror

Author: Mario Benedetti

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241302633

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Santiago is trapped. Taken political prisoner in Montevideo after a brutal military coup, he can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires, but her grandpa and mother - Santiago's beautiful, careworn wife, Graciela - struggle to adjust to a life in exile. Graciela fights to retain the fiery passion that suffused her marriage, her politics, her whole life, as day by day Santiago edges closer to freedom. But Santiago's rakish, reckless best friend is a constant, brooding presence in the exiles' lives, and Graciela finds herself drawn irresistibly towards him. A lucid, heart-wrenching saga of a family torn apart by the forces of history, Springtime in a Broken Mirror tells with tenderness and fury of the indelible imprint politics leaves on individual lives. Generous and unflinching, it asks whether the broken bonds of family and history can ever truly be mended.

Tamas

Author: Bhisham Sahni

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143063681

Category: Communalism

Page: 352

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Translated by the author 'Tamasdrove the point home that ordinary people want to live in peace' The Guardian Set in a small-town frontier province in 1947, just before Partition, Tamas tells the story of a sweeper named Nathu who is bribed and deceived by a local Muslim politician to kill a pig, ostensibly for a veterinarian. The following morning, the carcass is discovered on the steps of the mosque and the town, already tension-ridden, erupts. Enraged Muslims massacre scores of Hindus and Sikhs, who, in turn, kill every Muslim they can find. Finally, the area's British administrators call out the army to prevent further violence. The killings stop but nothing can erase the awful memories from the minds of the survivors, nor will the various communities ever trust one another again. The events described in Tamas are based on true accounts of the riots of 1947 that Sahni was a witness to in Rawalpindi, and this new and sensitive translation by the author himself resurrects chilling memories of the consequences of communalism which are of immense relevance even today.

Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 030778679X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 864

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Introduction by Peter Gay Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s thought. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

Abyssinian Chronicles

A Novel

Author: Moses Isegawa

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030778780X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Every once in a while there emerges a literary voice with the power and urgency to immerse readers deep within a previously "invisible" culture. From a young African writer who has already earned comparisons to Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes this masterful saga of life in 20th-century Uganda. The teller of this panoramic tale is Mugezi, a quick-witted, sharp-eyed man whose life encompasses the traditional and the modern, the peaceful and the insanely violent, the despotic and the democratic. Born in a rural community in the early 1960s, he is raised by his grandfather, a deposed clan chief, and his great-aunt, or "grandmother," after his parents immigrate to the capital city of Kampala. At age nine, he leaves behind his secure life in the village to join his parents and siblings in the city, where he is first exposed to the despotism and hardship that he will contend with in the years to come. The nightmare reign of Idi Amin and its chaotic aftermath are the backdrop to Mugezi's troubled coming-of-age: his constant struggle with his harsh mother and austere father; his years spent as caregiver to his parents' ever-growing brood of children; his sojourn in a horrifically repressive Catholic seminary. He goes to work as a high school teacher, becomes enmeshed in a tragic romance, finds himself drawn into a dubious, potentially dangerous alliance with the military after Amin's fall and witnesses the widespread ravages of the AIDS virus. Finally, sickened by personal loss and national tragedy, he manages to immigrate to Amsterdam. The details of Mugezi's life provide a foundation for Isegawa's brilliant and profoundly illuminating portrait of the contemporary, postcolonial African experience. Filled with extraordinary characters, animated by a wicked sense of humor and guided by an intense yet clear-eyed compassion, Abyssianian Chronicles is our introduction to a superlative new writer. From the Hardcover edition.