Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 9781101911105
Year 2014-10-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister. Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society--not just a pair of murderers—is put on trial. Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014.

Modern Languages Study Guides Cr nica de Una Muerte Anunciada

Modern Languages Study Guides  Cr  nica de Una Muerte Anunciada Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 1471890139
Year 2017-10-27
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher
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Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Cr�nica de una muerte anunciada, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN-10 9780241968550
Year 2014-03-06
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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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

Cr nica de una muerte anunciada

Cr  nica de una muerte anunciada Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 9786070726736
Year 2015-03-20
Pages
Language es
Publisher Grupo Planeta Spain
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«Anda, niña: dinos quién fue. Ella se demoró apenas el tiempo necesario para decir el nombre. Lo buscó en las tinieblas, lo encontró a primera vista entre los tantos y tantos nombres confundibles de este mundo y del otro, y lo dejó clavado en la pared con su dardo certero, como a una mariposa cuya sentencia estaba escrita desde siempre. —Santiago Nasar —dijo.» Basada en un suceso real, la reconstrucción literaria, laberíntica y polifónica del ineluctable y brutal asesinato de un hombre en una remota población fluvial caribeña significa la apuesta más arriesgada de Gabriel García Márquez hacia una novela total. Microcosmos trágico, explora el ancestral atavismo de la virgen en la cultura hispánica, donde se entretejen las ideas de la moral pública, el honor familiar y la conciencia de clase, al tiempo que elabora una magistral vuelta de tuerca sobre el indisoluble vínculo entre el amor y la muerte, lo que, junto con el resto de su obra, le valdría a Gabo recibir el Premio Nobel al año siguiente de su publicación.

Strange Pilgrims

Strange Pilgrims Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN-10 9780141917276
Year 2014-03-06
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Strange Pilgrims is a collection of unforgettable stories about distinctive South American individuals in Europe from the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garca 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

Self Translation

Self Translation Author Anthony Cordingley
ISBN-10 9781441142894
Year 2013-01-03
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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A study of the multilingual cultural contexts and the hybrid identities created when writers self-translate.

Johnny Tenorio

Johnny Tenorio Author Carlos Morton
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173007131191
Year 1999
Pages 158
Language es
Publisher Arte Publico Press
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Drama. Latino/Latina Studies. Plays in Spanish. Carlos Morton, constructor de puentes entre dos paises distantes, es el dramaturgo que, con su teatro, ha puesto frente a los chicanos un espejo de sus suenos y esperanzas. El teatro de Morton da luces al pueblo chicano para que valore su pasado, reconozca la dignidad de su presente y pueda enfrentar orgullosamente su futuro -- Victor Hugo Rascon Banda. By the author of JOHNNY TENORIO AND OTHER PLAYS.

No One Writes to the Colonel

No One Writes to the Colonel Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN-10 9780141917313
Year 2014-03-06
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Author Gerald Martin
ISBN-10 9781408831090
Year 2012-04-02
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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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.

Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma

Decoding Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma Author Wendy Heydorn
ISBN-10 9781107628427
Year 2013-07-18
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Written by experienced practitioners this resource for Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma offers comprehensive coverage of and support for the new subject guide. Decoding Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is an accessible new resource that explores Areas of Knowledge, Ways of Knowing, Personal and Shared Knowledge, the Knowledge Framework and Knowledge Questions. Written in succinct and clear language, this engaging book decodes ToK concepts and helps students develop their critical thinking skills. The book offers extensive support on the new assessment criteria for the essay and presentation. Features include explanation of key concepts to consolidate knowledge and understanding; real-life situations to engage students; practical activities to develop students' thinking, writing and presentation skills; and top tips to provide further guidance and advice.