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Memoria de MIS Putas Tristes: Novela

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An elderly journalist decides to celebrate 90th year in a grand way, giving himself a present that will make him feel like he's still alive: a young virgin. In the brothel of a picturesque town, the moment comes where he sees the girl from the back, completely naked, and his life changes radically. Now that he meets her he finds himself close to dying, not of old age, but rather of love. This moving new novel celebrates the joys of being in love and meditates on the misfortunes of old age, radiantly written in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's unparalleled style.

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“El año de mis noventa años quise regalarme una noche de amor con una adolescente virgen.”

Un viejo periodista decide festejar sus noventa años a lo grande, dándose un regalo que le hará sentir que todavía está vivo: una jovencita. En el prostíbulo de un pintoresco pueblo, ve a la jovencita de espaldas, completamente desnuda, y su vida cambia radicalmente. Ahora que la conoce se encuentra a punto de morir, pero no por viejo, sino de amor.

Así, Memoria de mis putas tristes cuenta la vida de este anciano solitario lleno de manas. Por él sabremos cómo en todas sus aventuras sexuales (que no fueron pocas) siempre dio a cambio algo de dinero, pero nunca imagino que de ese modo encontrara el verdadero amor.

Esta nueva novela es una conmovedora reflexión que celebra las alegrías del enamoramiento y contempla las desventuras de la vejez, escrito en el estilo incomparable de Gabriel García Márquez.

“In my ninetieth year, I decided to give myself the gift of a night of love with a young virgin.”

An elderly journalist decides to celebrate his 90 years in a grand way, giving himself a present that will make him feel like hes still alive: a virgin. In the brothel of a picturesque town, he sees the young woman from the back, completely naked, and his life changes radically. Now that he meets her he finds himself close to dying, not of old age, but rather of love.

Memoria de mis putas tristes is the story of this eccentric, solitary old man, a narrative of his sexual adventures (of which there were many), for which he always paid, never imagining that this would be the way he would discover true love.

This new novel, written in Gabriel García Márquezs incomparable style movingly, contemplates the misfortunes of old age and celebrates the joys of being in love.

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ISBN:
9781400095803
Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Publisher:
Vintage Espanol
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Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez
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Garcma Marquez, Gabriel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
fiction;novel;colombia;literature;love;magical realism;latin america;romance;aging;prostitutes;colombian;prostitution;latin american;old age;sex;south america;21st century;latin american literature;nobel;nobel prize;marquez;south american;literary fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Espa~nol
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.06x5.26x.36 in. .30 lbs.

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