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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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PUBLISHED: 14th April 2003
ISBN: 9780241968543
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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.
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  • Paperback
    $22.13
PUBLISHED: 14th April 2003
ISBN: 9780241968543
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

Publisher Description

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

Author Biography

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the National University of Colombia at Bogota and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writes to the Colonel (1958),In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims(1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books are published by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.

Review

There is not one stale sentence, redundant word or unfinished thought The Times Profoundly haunting ... one of literature's great figures pushes back the years and gives us fiction of the very highest order TLS Marquez describes this amorous, sometimes disturbing journey with the grace and vigour of a master storyteller Daily Mail

Product Details

Author
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN-10
0241968542
ISBN-13
9780241968543
Media
Book
Pages
128
Series
Marquez 2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Translated from
Spanish
Language
English
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-04-14
Format
Paperback