2.13.2006

4. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia MarquezThis is the first book of Garcia Marquez' that I've read in fifteen (count them, fifteen) years. But it was like yesterday.

Nobody else can write a love story like Garcia Marquez. Nobody living, at least. This short little book is stunning. Hillarious and sad. The story of an old man and his great love, a fifteen year-old prostitute. It was full of so many wonderful lines, so many profound sentences. I could have read it in an afternoon, but I stretched it out intentionally, wanting to savor it like I would a glass of port.

5 Comments:

?ixi?… said...

Deberías leer los demás libros de García Márquez -en especial CIEN AÑOS DE SOLEDAD por ser con éste que le dieron el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982; además quién mejor para decírtelo que una colombiana como yo-. Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes (o Memories of My Melancholy Whores en inglés) es una pequeñez comparada con la maravillosa prosa de 'Gabo'.

Es bueno saber que a un estadounidense como tú, le gustó uno de los mejores exponentes de la literatura colombiana :D Y lo digo porque si sigues leyendo a García Márquez, ¡dudo mucho que te detengas!

3:43 PM  
blue note said...

I agree with you... is a wonderfull book. Like the other books of him

7:55 PM  
chanchow said...

it's been years since i read marquez as well. i thought about reading his autobiography, but figured it was too long. this book sounds like a good one to pick up though.

11:19 AM  
larregui said...

Hello, I read your entry about Garcia marquez' book, You should read "Love in the Time of Cholera" It's wonderful!! i love Garcia Marquez. He's the best. sorry i just have to express my self.

8:03 AM  
mat said...

I've read "Love in..." It was the first book of his I read, my senior year in high school. It was also an early gift I gave my wife when we were dating, such a beautiful story.

12:30 PM  

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