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Read online No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories Written with compassionate realism and wit the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America of the frightfully poor and the outrageously rich of memories and illusions and of lost opportunities and present joys by Gabriel García Márquez, J.S. Bernstein

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No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories
Title:No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories
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ISBN:0060751576
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Number of Pages:170
Category:Fiction, Short stories, Magical realism, Classics, Latin american
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On her twelfth birthday Sierva Maria the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth century South American seaport is bitten by a rabid dog Believed to be possessed she is brought to a convent for observation And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur He has fallen in love and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery br br Unsettling and indelible i Of Love and Other Demons i is an evocative majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man, Written with compassionate realism and wit the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America of the frightfully poor and the outrageously rich of memories and illusions and of lost opportunities and present joys, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel Garc a M rquez durante su estancia en Par s adonde hab a llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intenci n de estudiar cine a mediados de los a os cincuenta El cierre del peri dico para el que trabajaba le sumi en la pobreza mientras redactaba en tres versiones distintas esta excepcional novela que fue rechazada por varios editores antes de su publicaci n Tras el barroquismo faulkneriano de La hojarasca esta segunda novela supone un paso hacia la ascesis hacia la econom a expresiva y el estilo del escritor se hace m s puro y transparente Se trata tambi n de una historia de injusticia y violencia un viejo coronel retirado va al puerto todos los viernes a esperar la llegada de la carta oficial que responda a la justa reclamaci n de sus derechos por los servicios prestados a la patria Pero la patria permanece muda, One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez s most intricate and ambitious works i The Autumn of the Patriarch i is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power br br From charity to deceit benevolence to violence fear of God to extreme cruelty the dictator of i The Autumn of the Patriarch i embodies the best and the worst of human nature Gabriel Garcia Marquez the renowned master of magical realism vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship 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