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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

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ISBN13: 9780679722052
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In 1955, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, Columbia. In February of that year, eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal. Written early in his career, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor displays all the dramatic flair and narrative urgency of the stories and novels that have established Gacia Marquez's later reputation.

Translated from the Spanish by Randolph Hogan.

Review:

"A luminous narrative that rivals the most remarkable stories of man's struggles against the sea." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"This slim volume is a superb example of journalism by a professional of the art." Publishers Weekly

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"In this barebones narrative, his stature as a storyteller is immediately apparent. An exceptional book." Library Journal

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"Those who care about the career of Gacia Marquez will find much of interest here. And so will readers who want to know how it feels to be at the mercy of the sea." Time

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"This small gem of story telling is...the work of a young virtuoso." Chicago Tribune

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Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal.

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

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Don Alsafi, December 24, 2010 (view all comments by Don Alsafi)
This may be only a short novella, but it's gripping, harrowing, and at times gut-wrenching in its terror. The account of this one man's 10 days at sea, unprotected from the elements, devoid of food and water, at the mercy of the shark-infested ocean ... It's ruthless, and so vivid that I was forced to go online and verify that yes, this IS actually a true story and not something made up.

The final chapter is entitled "My Heroism Consisted of Not Letting Myself Die." Wow.

SO worth reading.
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jumpingcow10, November 24, 2008 (view all comments by jumpingcow10)
very vivid and very discriptive. very good read for young adults. intese and makes you feel as if you were there.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679722052
Editor:
McDonald, Erroll
Translator:
Hogan, Randolph
Translator:
Hogan, Randolph
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Author:
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Author:
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Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
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Gabriel Garc
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Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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McDonald, Erroll
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Velasco, Luis Alejandro
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
fiction;colombia;journalism;novel;literature;non-fiction;20th century;colombian;south america;reportage;latin america;latin american literature;history;nobel prize;shipwreck;true story;nobel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
[73-2]
Publication Date:
19890331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.34 in. .30 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679722052 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A luminous narrative that rivals the most remarkable stories of man's struggles against the sea."
"Review" by , "This slim volume is a superb example of journalism by a professional of the art."
"Review" by , "In this barebones narrative, his stature as a storyteller is immediately apparent. An exceptional book."
"Review" by , "Those who care about the career of Gacia Marquez will find much of interest here. And so will readers who want to know how it feels to be at the mercy of the sea."
"Review" by , "This small gem of story telling is...the work of a young virtuoso."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal.
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