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Love in the Time of Cholera Garcia Marquez, Gabriel/ Grossman, Edith (TRN) 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307389731
ISBN-13: 9780307389732
Sku: 205770983
Publish Date: 10/5/2007
Sales Rank: 85442
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  348
Age Range:  NA
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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermino 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.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's fanciful and lush novel is a romantic epic about love in its many guises, the clash of romanticism and rationalism, and the terrible agony of love sickness. At the apex of the novel's love triangle is Fermina Daza, who rejects her young lover Florentino Ariza, and marries the practical doctor Juvenal Urbino. While she lives a respectable and moral married life, Arize's passion for her is undiminished--despite his conquest of 622 other women. After 53 years, Urbino dies, and their love and life together begins again. The novel was adapted into a film in 2007 starring Javier Bardem as the love-smitten Ariza.
Author Bio
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez began his career as a journalist for a series of liberal South American newspapers in the late 1940s. Eventually, he began to write fiction, and became part of "The Boom", the second generation of Latin-American writers. Many of his early works were dark and melancholy, influenced by Kafka. In the mid-'60s, Garcia Marquez went through a period of writer's block, but emerged from it with the idea for his masterwork, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE set the standard for a literary style that would come to be called Magical Realism. Many of his stories take place in the fictional town of Macondo, a location that seems inspired by William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, and is based on Garcia Marquez's own village of Aracataca. Garcia Marquez won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982. He is a close friend of Cuban President Fidel Castro and as a result was denied entry to the United States for 33 years, though afterwards he also become a friend of President Bill Clinton. After surviving a bout with cancer in the 1990s, Marquez published MEMORIES OF MY MELANCHOLY WHORES (2004) and in 2008 was rumored to be finishing another novel.

Edith Grossman is a noted translator of Latin American writers, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Alvaro Mutis. She has won various awards, including the ALTA translation award, a Fulbright fellowship, and a Woodrow Wilson fellowship.


"...Oh boy--does he write well. [This] is a faithful and beautiful piece of work." - Thomas Pynchon 11/22/1988

"This is one of my favorite novels. It's so dense that no matter how many times I dip into it, I manage to find something startling that I have totally forgotten." - Michael Chabon 04/10/1988

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0348
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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