One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060531045
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

Living To Tell The Tale

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1400041066
Size: 75.69 MB
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At first glance, Garcia Mrquez's vivid and detailed portrait of his early life appears to be testament to a photographic memory. Yet as he explains in the epigraph, "Life isn't what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it to tell it."

Leaf Storm

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006075155X
Size: 13.56 MB
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Contains Leaf Storm, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles, The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship, Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo, Nabo

Cien A Os De Soledad Edici N Ilustrada

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 8439733836
Size: 23.17 MB
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En ocasión del 50 aniversario de la publicación de Cien años de soledad, llega una edición con ilustraciones inéditas de la artista chilena Luisa Rivera y con una tipografía creada por el hijo del autor, Gonzalo García Barcha. Una edición conmemorativa de una novela clave en la historia de la literatura, una obra que todos deberíamos tener en nuestras estanterías. «Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo.» Con esta cita comienza una de las novelas más importantes del siglo XX y una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes de todos los tiempos. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el premio Nobel de Literatura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso «boca a boca» -como gustaba decir el escritor- son la más palpable demostración de que la aventura fabulosa de la familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldías, descubrimientos y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y la historia, la tragedia y el amor del mundo entero. El mejor homenaje a Gabo es leerlo. Pablo Neruda dijo... «El Quijote de nuestro tiempo.»

The Warrior

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460308476
Size: 49.81 MB
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John Nightwalker is a strong, rugged Native American soldier who has seen many battles. While hunting down an old enemy, he crosses paths with Alicia Ponte. On the run from her father--a powerful arms manufacturer--Alicia seeks to expose her father's traitorous crimes of selling weapons to our enemies in Iraq. But Richard Ponte will do anything to stay below the radar...even if it means killing his own daughter. Drawn to the mystery that surrounds Alicia, John feels compelled to protect her. Together they travel through the beautiful yet brutal Arizona desert to uncover deadly truths and bring her father to justice. But their journey is about to take an unexpected turn...one that goes deep into the past.

If This Be Treason

Author: Gregory Rabassa
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216654
Size: 47.43 MB
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A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year for 2005. Gregory Rabassa's influence as a translator is tremendous. His translations of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch have helped make these some of the the most widely read and respected works in world literature. (Garcia Marquez was known to say that the English translation of One Hundred Years was better than the Spanish original.) In If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents, Rabassa offers a cool- headed and humorous defense of translation, laying out his views on the translator's art. Anecdotal and always illuminating, Rabassa traces his career from a boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, and his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to do my first translation of a long work [Cortazar's Hopscotch] for a commercial publisher." Additionally, Rabassa offers us his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated. This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners.

The General In His Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911123
Size: 62.50 MB
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.

John Maynard Keynes Fighting For Britain 1937 1946

Author: Robert Skidelsky
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780333779712
Size: 12.27 MB
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This is the eagerly awaited third and final volume of Robert Skidelsky`s definitive and consummate biography of John Maynard Keynes. It is the culmination of a remarkable work dealing with the life and influences of a passionate visionary who finally succeeded in achieving respectability and acceptance on his own terms.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Learning Yiddish

Author: Benjamin Blech
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028633879
Size: 62.85 MB
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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.