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Colonel Has No One to Write to Him

ISBN-10: 0307350436
ISBN-13: 9780307350435
Edition: N/A
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Description: El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel Garcia Marquez durante su estancia en Paris, adonde habia llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intencion de estudiar cine, a mediados de los anos cincuenta. El cierre del  More...

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List price: $8.95
Publisher: Plaza & Janes Editories, S.A.
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel Garcia Marquez durante su estancia en Paris, adonde habia llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intencion de estudiar cine, a mediados de los anos cincuenta. El cierre del periodico para el que trabajaba le sumio en la pobreza, mientras redactaba en tres versiones distintas esta excepcional novela, que fue rechazada por varios editores antes de su publicacion. Tras el barroquismo faulkneriano de La hojarasca, esta segunda novela supone un paso hacia la ascesis, hacia la economia expresiva, y el estilo del escritor se hace mas puro y transparente. Se trata tambien de una historia de injusticia y violencia: un viejo coronel retirado va al puerto todos los viernes a esperar la llegada de la carta oficial que responda a la justa reclamacion de sus derechos por los servicios prestados a la patria. Pero la patria permanece muda...

Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927. After studying law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, he became a journalist. In 1965, he left journalism, to devote himself to writing. His works included Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, The Evil Hour, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Clandestine in Chile, and the memoir Living to Tell the Tale. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He died on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.

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