menu

El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
by Gabriel García Márquez




Overview -
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel Garc a M rquez durante su estancia en Par s, adonde hab a llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intenci n de estudiar cine, a mediados de los a os cincuenta.

El cierre del peri dico para el que trabajaba le sumi en la pobreza, mientras redactaba en tres versiones distintas esta excepcional novela, que fue rechazada por varios editores antes de su publicaci n. Tras el barroquismo faulkneriano de La hojarasca, esta segunda novela supone un paso hacia la ascesis, hacia la econom a expresiva, y el estilo del escritor se hace m s puro y transparente. Se trata tambi n 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 reclamaci n de sus derechos por los servicios prestados a la patria. Pero la patria permanece muda.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

The novel, written between 1956 and 1957 while living in Paris, and first published in 1961, is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of the Thousand Days' War, who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised some fifteen years earlier.

The colonel lives with his asthmatic wife in a small village under martial law. The action opens with the colonel preparing to go to the funeral of a town musician whose death is notable because he was the first to die from natural causes in many years.

The main characters of the novel are not named, adding to the feeling of insignificance of an individual living in Colombia. The colonel and his wife, who have lost their son to political repression, are struggling with poverty and financial instability. The corruption of the local and national officials is evident and this is a topic which Garc a M rquez explores throughout the novel, by using references to censorship and the impact of government on society. The colonel desperately tries to sell their inheritance from their only son who is now dead and eventually the only reminder of his existence is a rooster that the colonel trains to take part in a cockfight.

  Read Full Product Description
 
Paperback - Spanish
  • $14.00
Add to Cart
+ Add to Wishlist
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 41 copies from $6.64
 
 
 

More About El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba by Gabriel García Márquez

 
 
 

Overview

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel Garc a M rquez durante su estancia en Par s, adonde hab a llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intenci n de estudiar cine, a mediados de los a os cincuenta.

El cierre del peri dico para el que trabajaba le sumi en la pobreza, mientras redactaba en tres versiones distintas esta excepcional novela, que fue rechazada por varios editores antes de su publicaci n. Tras el barroquismo faulkneriano de La hojarasca, esta segunda novela supone un paso hacia la ascesis, hacia la econom a expresiva, y el estilo del escritor se hace m s puro y transparente. Se trata tambi n 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 reclamaci n de sus derechos por los servicios prestados a la patria. Pero la patria permanece muda.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

The novel, written between 1956 and 1957 while living in Paris, and first published in 1961, is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel, a veteran of the Thousand Days' War, who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised some fifteen years earlier.

The colonel lives with his asthmatic wife in a small village under martial law. The action opens with the colonel preparing to go to the funeral of a town musician whose death is notable because he was the first to die from natural causes in many years.

The main characters of the novel are not named, adding to the feeling of insignificance of an individual living in Colombia. The colonel and his wife, who have lost their son to political repression, are struggling with poverty and financial instability. The corruption of the local and national officials is evident and this is a topic which Garc a M rquez explores throughout the novel, by using references to censorship and the impact of government on society. The colonel desperately tries to sell their inheritance from their only son who is now dead and eventually the only reminder of his existence is a rooster that the colonel trains to take part in a cockfight.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307475442
  • ISBN-10: 0307475441
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 98
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews