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Doce Cuentos Peregrinos
by Gabriel García Márquez




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En Barcelona, una prostituta que va entrando en la vejez entrena su perro a llorar ante la tumba que ha escogido para s misma. En Viena, una mujer se vale de su don de ver el futuro para convertirse en la adivina de una familia rica. En Ginebra, el conductor de una ambulancia y su esposa acogen al abandonado y aparentemente moribundo ex presidente de un pa s caribe o, s lo para descubrir que sus ambiciones pol ticas siguen intactas.

En estos doce relatos magistrales acerca de las vidas de latinoamericanos en Europa, Garc a M rquez logra transmitir la amalgama de melancol a, tenacidad, pena y ambici n que forma la experiencia del emigrante.


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In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently dying ex-President of a Caribbean country, only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact.

In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, Garc a M rquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the migr experience.

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Overview

En Barcelona, una prostituta que va entrando en la vejez entrena su perro a llorar ante la tumba que ha escogido para s misma. En Viena, una mujer se vale de su don de ver el futuro para convertirse en la adivina de una familia rica. En Ginebra, el conductor de una ambulancia y su esposa acogen al abandonado y aparentemente moribundo ex presidente de un pa s caribe o, s lo para descubrir que sus ambiciones pol ticas siguen intactas.

En estos doce relatos magistrales acerca de las vidas de latinoamericanos en Europa, Garc a M rquez logra transmitir la amalgama de melancol a, tenacidad, pena y ambici n que forma la experiencia del emigrante.


ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently dying ex-President of a Caribbean country, only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact.

In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, Garc a M rquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the migr experience.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781400034949
  • ISBN-10: 1400034949
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol
  • Publish Date: November 2006
  • Page Count: 175
  • Dimensions: 7.81 x 5.26 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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