Love in the Time of Cholera
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying... show more
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying love to the beautiful Fermina Daza, whom he lost to Dr. Juvenal Urbino so many years before, Garcia Marquez has created a vividly absorbing fictional world, as lush and dazzling as a dream and as real and immediate as our own deepest longings.
Publish date: March 22nd 1989
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
Well, now that I've read this book, I have to wonder what all the fuss is about.I prefer character-driven to plot-driven books, and beautiful writing can make up for a lot, but none of that was enough to shake me from my boredom with this book while Marquez showed off his stunning literary skills an...
I'm so sick of love stories where the dude is a total creep and it's just fine because it's all for true love and it all gets glossed over or ignored. Florentino Ariza is a teenage obsessive creep who ends up being a super creep for his whole life obsessed with his lost "love" Fermina Daza. From a ...
Not so fond of 20th century translated literature. Actually considered giving up on this around half way through. I really prefer linear stories and this was making me sea sick. However. I'm glad I stuck it out and read through to the last page. It was satisfying in the end.
Rewelacyjnie opisana miłość, bez owijania w bawełnę, bez pudru, cukiereczków i ciasteczek. Mocna w wymowie, miejscami nawet brutalna. Warto przeczytać, oczywiście ze zrozumieniem.
Moja ulubiona powieść Marqueza, zupełnie nie rozumiem popularności "Stu lat samotności" skoro ten sam autor napisał to arcydzieło. Uwielbiam, jak autor przeciwstawia wielką, dramatyczną miłość zwykłemu życiu, szarej, ale stabilnej i w gruncie rzeczy szczęśliwej codzienności i pozwala bohaterce wybra...
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