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The Resource Memories of my melancholy whores, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Memories of my melancholy whores, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Label
Memories of my melancholy whores
Title
Memories of my melancholy whores
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Márquez's first work of fiction in ten years, written at the height of his powers, the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called, 'Masterful. Erotic. As hypnotizing as it is disturbing' (Los Angeles Times). On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist-an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor-decides to give himself 'the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.' The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love blossoms into a transforming year. It is a year in which he relives, in a rush of memories, his lifetime of (paid-for) sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying-not of old age, but, at long last, of uncorrupted love. Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a brilliant gem by the master storyteller"--Publisher description
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Summary
Having decided to celebrate his ninetieth birthday by spending the night with a young virgin, an old man falls deeply in love for the first time in his life when he spots the girl at a local brothel
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
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136791
Cataloging source
IGP
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1927-2014
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García Márquez, Gabriel
Dewey number
863
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
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Grossman, Edith
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True
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  • Prostitutes
  • Colombia
  • Prostitutes
  • Colombia
Target audience
adult
Label
Memories of my melancholy whores, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm76891247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
115 pages
Isbn
9781400095940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)76891247
Label
Memories of my melancholy whores, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm76891247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
115 pages
Isbn
9781400095940
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)76891247

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