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Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.

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Books

How a story is born...

In the summer of 2009, I was house sitting for a professor and his family in Statesboro while attending a summer class at Georgia Southern University.  689 more words

Ebooks

Love in the Time of Cholera (Audio)

Today (yes, today!) I completed Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera.

This is another one of those books that I’ve obviously heard of, having taking numerous Spanish classes and just being a person who’s alive, but that I never really had any idea what it was about. 130 more words

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Of Love and Other Demons - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
First published 1994

Set in 1700s Colombia, it’s a story of a little girl born into a family of nobles whose landholdings are disappearing and family name is fading. 260 more words

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Povestea târfelor mele triste, G.G. Márquez

“Oricui mă întreabă îi spun mereu acelaşi lucru: târfele nu mi-au lăsat timp să fiu căsătorit.”

“În anul în care am împlinit nouăzeci de ani, am vrut să-mi dăruiesc o noapte de dragoste nebună cu o adolescentă fecioară.” Aceasta este fraza cu care debutează opera lui Garcia Marquez. 115 more words

Writer's Quote: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One of my all time favorite writer GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ... he inspired me in so many ways and his books were my companion in places where technology does not permit me to have any access to other materials. 39 more words

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

by Chloe Thurlow ©2014

The erotic bond between sex and death is deeply-rooted in the human psyche and has been played out in the allegory Death and the Maiden since the beginning of time. 743 more words

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