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Read online Memories of My Melancholy Whores.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Memories of My Melancholy Whores Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature p Garc a M rquez has composed with his usual sensual gravity and Olympian humor a love letter to the dying light John Updike i The New Yorker i p p i On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides i 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 sleeping beauty at his side it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known p p Tender knowing and slyly comic i Memories of My Melancholy Whores i is an exquisite addition to the master s work p p Luminous The cunning of i Memories i lies in the utter and utterly unexpected reliability of its narrator i The New York Times Book Review i p p Masterful Erotic As hypnotizing as it is disturbing i Los Angeles Times i p p Profoundly haunting Fiction of the very highest order i The Times Literary Supplement i p by Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman

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Title:Memories of My Melancholy Whores
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ISBN:0307278492
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Number of Pages:115
Category:Romance, Magical realism, Literary fiction, Nobel prize, Contemporary
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The Autumn of the Patriarch, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Of Love and Other Demons, The General in His Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, Love in the Time of Cholera, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature br p Garc a M rquez has composed with his usual sensual gravity and Olympian humor a love letter to the dying light John Updike i The New Yorker i br p p i On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides i 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 sleeping beauty at his side it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known br p p Tender knowing and slyly comic i Memories of My Melancholy Whores i is an exquisite addition to the master s work br p p Luminous The cunning of i Memories i lies in the utter and utterly unexpected reliability of its narrator i The New York Times Book Review i br p p Masterful Erotic As hypnotizing as it is disturbing i Los Angeles Times i br p p Profoundly haunting Fiction of the very highest order i The Times Literary Supplement i p, In Barcelona an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself In Vienna a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family In Geneva an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely apparently dying ex President of a Caribbean country only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact br br In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe Garc a M rquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy tenacity sorrow and aspiration that is the migr experience, 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, 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 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