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Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel García Márquez
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
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Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Márquez’s first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, “Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing” (Los Angeles Times).On the eve of his ninetieth... show more
Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Márquez’s first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, “Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing” (Los Angeles Times).On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist–an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor–decides to give himself “the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.”The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying–not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love. Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a brilliant gem by the master storyteller.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: hardcover
ASIN: B000W0K0X0
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 115
Edition language: English
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Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it
4.0 Memories of My Melancholy Whores
"The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin."This is the first period of the book. So, from the beginning, we know this novella is about a veeery old man getting involved with a teenager.Give me a moment to process that.So that is why...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
4.0 Memories Of My Melancholy Whores
This beautifully written and provocatively-titled novella follows a lonely commitment-phobe who, on his 90th birthday, wants a night of mad passion with an adolescent virgin. But instead of the usual heartless, physical sex he has had 514 times in his life, he finally finds real love in the form a y...
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it
4.0 Memories of My Melancholy Whores
3 1/2It moves well, easy to get through. Garcia Marquez has a smooth writing style. The MC is interesting, if not particularly likeable. But I think Garcia Marquez took the 'while she was sleeping' gimmick too far.
Drobna uwaga. Na pewno umrzecie.
Drobna uwaga. Na pewno umrzecie. rated it
3.0 Rzecz o mych smutnych dziwkach
"Tym, którzy pytają, zawsze i zgodnie z prawdą odpowiadam: przez kurwy nie miałem czasu się ożenić." Sama nie wiem czego spodziewałam się po tej książce... Była ona... mętna. Sam wątek wydawał się ciekawy - dziewięćdziesięcioletni facet, czyli dziadunio, chce się zabawić z młodziutką dziewicą z burd...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
3.0 Memories of My Melancholy Whores
SpoilersThis is an immensely difficult novel (really a novella) to interpret, in part, because it is hard to know to what extent the novel has an unreliable or delusional narrator.The reviews that I have read here don't seem to ask this question, but I think that it is an inescapable one. The book ...
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