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Vivir Para Contarla

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

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ISBN 10: 1400041066 / ISBN 13: 9781400041060
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Text in Spanish. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 573 p. Audience: General/trade. Very good in very good dust jacket. Very small and slight moisture stain at top of first four pages. Stain is hardly noticeable. Light wear on Dj at top edge with light wear to top and bottom spine area. Otherwise the book is straight, tight and clean. First edition. First North American Edition. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000026

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Title: Vivir Para Contarla

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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<i>Vivir para contarla</i> is the extraordinary story of Gabriel Garcia Marquez&#x2019;s early life. It is a recreation of his formative years, from his birth in Colombia in 1927, through his evocative childhood to the time he became a journalist. The Nobel laureate offers us the memory of his childhood and adolescence, the years that shaped his creative imagination, and, with time, would become the basis of the fiction that makes up much of twentieth-century literature in Spanish and indeed the world.<br /><br />In these pages Garcia Marquez reveals the echoes of peoples and stories that we meet in <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i>, <i>Love in the Time of Cholera</i>, <i>No One Writes to the Colonel</i>, and <i>Chronicle of a Death Foretold</i>. <i>Vivir para contarla</i> is a guide to readers of his entire work, an indispensable companion to many unforgettable passages which, with the reading of this memoir acquire a new perspective. <br /><br /><b>The description from the book: </b><br /><br /><i>Vivir para contarla</i> es, probablemente, el libro m&aacute;s esperado de la d&eacute;cada, compendio y recreaci&oacute;n de un tiempo crucial en la vida de Gabriel Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez. En este apasionante relato, el premio Nobel colombiano ofrece la memoria de sus a&ntilde;os de infancia y juventud, aquellos en los que se fundar&iacute;a el imaginario que, con el tiempo, dar&iacute;a lugar a algunos de los relatos y novelas fundamentales en la literatura en lengua espa&ntilde;ola del siglo XX.<br /><br />Estamos ante la novela de una vida a trav&eacute;s de cuyas p&aacute;ginas Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez va descubriendo ecos de personajes e historias que han poblado obras como <i>Cien a&ntilde;os de soledad, El amor en los tiempos del c&oacute;lera, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba </i>o<i> Cr&oacute;nica de una muerte anunciada</i> y convierten <i>Vivir para contarla</i> en una gu&iacute;a de lectura para toda su obra, en acompa&ntilde;ante imprescindible para iluminar pasajes inolvidables que, tras la lectura de estas memorias, adquieren una nueva perspectiva.

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&#x201c;Un gran libro ... En un mundo que sufre cada vez m&aacute;s de lo inveros&iacute;mil, Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez le vuelve a levantar las faldas a la realidad, esta vez sirvi&eacute;ndose de la realidad misma&#x201d;. &#x2014;Gioconda Belli, <i>Los Angeles Times<br /><br /></i>&#x201c;De todos los libros admirables que ha escrito, &eacute;ste es el que nos ofrece el retrato m&aacute;s fiel de Garc&iacute;a M&aacute;rquez&#x201d;. &#x2014;Tom&aacute;s Eloy Mart&iacute;nez, <i>El Pa&iacute;s<br /><br /></i>&#x201c;Un libro espl&eacute;ndido, unas memorias ... que nos franquean el acceso a un mundo privado&#x201d;. &#x2014;Joaqu&iacute;n Marco, <i>El Mundo<br /><br /></i>&#x201c;Combina de elegancia, capricho y precisi&oacute;n coloquial que han definido el genio de su ficci&oacute;n&#x201d;. &#x2014;<i>Houston Chronicle</i>

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