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Strange Pilgrims

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : 0140231064
Genre : Latin Americans
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The Twelve Stories In This New Collection By The Nobel Prize Winner Chronicle The Surreal, Haunting Journeys Of Latin Americans In Europe. Linked By Themes Of Displacement And Exile, These Vivid, Magical Stories Of Love, Loneliness, Death And The Memories Of Past Life Conjure Images Of Beauty And Horror At Once Ethereal And Exquisitely Sensual.

Strange Pilgrims

Author : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN : 9780141917276
Genre : Fiction
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Strange Pilgrims is a collection of unforgettable stories about distinctive South American individuals in Europe from the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garca Marquez author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'The first thing Senora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha' The twelve stories here tell of Latin Americans adrift in Europe: a bereaved father in Rome for an audience with the Pope carries a box shaped like a cello case; an aging streetwalker waits for death in Barcelona with a dog trained to weep at her grave; a panic-stricken husband takes his wife to a Parisian hospital to treat a cut and never sees her again. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of storytelling by our most brilliant writer. 'Celebratory and full of strange relish at life's oddness, the stories draw their strength from Marquez's generous feel for character, good and bad, boorish and innocent' William Boyd 'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton 'Often touching, often funny, always unexpected, the experience is as enriching as travel itself' New Statesman

Strange Pilgrims

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : 0241968658
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'The first thing Señora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the Port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the Port of Riohacha' Their distant, nostalgic memories of home, their sense of anonymity in a foreign land, the terrifying pang of vulnerability they feel as they step over the threshold into an alien world . . . Márquez's strange pilgrims - the ageing prostitute preparing for death by teaching her dogs to weep at her grave, the panicked husband scared for the life of his injured wife, the old man who allows his mind to wander on a long-haul flight from Paris - experience with all his humour, warmth and colour what it is to be a Latin American adrift in Europe or, indeed, any outsider living far from home. 'Celebratory and full of strange relish at life's oddness. The stories draw their strength from Márquez's generous feel for character, good and bad, boorish and innocent.' William Boyd 'Often touching, often funny, always unexpected, the experience is as enriching as travel itself.' New Statesman 'The most important writer of fiction in any language.' Bill Clinton

Strange Pilgrims

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : 9781101911136
Genre : Fiction
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! 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, García Márquez conveys the peculiar amalgam of melancholy, tenacity, sorrow, and aspiration that is the émigré experience.

Strange Pilgrims

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : 0394280229
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Strange Pilgrimages

Author : Ingrid Elizabeth Fey
ISBN : 0842026940
Genre : History
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This fascinating collection of essays and articles shows how Latin Americans travels and residency abroad helped them re-examine their own origins and perceptions of their homeland. Latin Americans traveled both purposefully and frequently in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Strange Pilgrimages reveals their experiences in Europe and the United States, and explores their power to shape opinions and bring outside influence back to Latin America. This new book analyzes Latin Americans; longstanding attraction to and interest in other cultures as barometers of their own progress. In addition, Strange Pilgrimages examines the invention of tradition, cultural practice, and identity formation among nation-states. A combination of articles and primary sources provides readers with both informed analysis of the experiences of Latin American travellers and entertaining first-hand accounts from the travellers and exiles themselves. These travellers were a diverse group that included artists, diplomats, political exiles, athletes, dilettantes, and more. Readers will learn that Latin Americans came to understand their homelands better and in fact helped to define their own countries; identities through their experiences traveling and living abroad.

Strange Pilgrims Twelve Stories Trans By Edith Grossman

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
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Strange Pilgrimages

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"Central to much of this are 'the struggle years'. This has seen some sent into exile, but few ever forget their 'South Africanness', for the pull of 'nostalgia' is an ever-present force. Some question the value of what they did during those years, others see it in a rather ambivalent light, while others want to move on, want to be relieved of the 'baggage' of their past. For many of them, sex becomes the means of escape from the shackles of memory. This is not just another encomium to the 'struggle' years; instead, what makes this book stand out is the author's unusual and illuminating take on that period of our history. It is not viewed, then, in a way we've become accustomed to, but from a different perspective. Additionally, each story is decidedly 'relevant' and, most importantly, all make for easy and engrossing reading." -- Publisher's note.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

Author : Rachel Joyce
ISBN : 9780679645115
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST “[Rachel] Joyce’s beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of ‘ordinary’ English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds.”—People (four stars) Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller. Praise for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry “[A] gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “A cause for celebration . . . [Joyce] has a lovely sense of the possibilities of redemption. In this bravely unpretentious and unsentimental take, she’s cleared space where miracles are still possible.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is not just a book about lost love. It is about all the wonderful everyday things Harold discovers through the mere process of putting one foot in front of the other.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN : 014102299X
Genre : Short stories, Colombian
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Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. Admired by millions across the world, Gabriel Garcia Marquez first came to prominence as an imaginative writer of genius with his fantastical novel One Hundred Years of Solitude , published by Penguin in 1972. Alternately enchanting and disconcerting, the four tales in this volume describe the frailty of humanity and the bewitching force of the imagination, in a world where the lines between reality and dream are hopelessly blurred.

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