Italianizers and Wagnerians

Without a doubt it was Dr. Urbino’s most contagious initiative, for opera fever infected the most surprising elements in the city and gave rise to a whole generation of Isoldes and Otellos and Aïdas and Siegfrieds. 37 more words

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Gerontophobia

Then, in a more humane tone, he asked if anyone knew the reason for the suicide. Dr. Urbino answered: “Gerontophobia,” the proper word although he thought he had just invented it. 68 more words

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The Re-Reading Project: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

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not as well dressed

Dr. Urbino did not agree: in his opinion a Liberal president was exactly the same as a Conservative president, but not as well dressed.

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something definitive and irrevocable

He was very glad that the instrument used by Divine Providence for that overwhelming revelation had been Jeremiah de Saint-Amour, whom he had always considered a saint unaware of his own state of grace. 37 more words

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nothing about men

He would say: “The toilet must have been invented by someone who knew nothing about men.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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a historic cry

Then, despite all her self-control, she lost her temper with a historic cry: “To hell with the Archbishop!”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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