Synopses & Reviews
Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog,Big Mama's Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother. Combining mysticism, history, and humor, the stories in this collection span more than two decades, illuminating the development of Marquez's prose and exhibiting the themes of family, poverty, and death that resound throughout his fiction.
“The stories are rich and startling in their matter and confident and eloquent in their manner...They are the word cannot be avoided--magical.” John Updike, The New Yorker
“García Márquez has extraordinary strength and firmness of imagination and writes with the calmness of a man who knows exactly what wonders he can perform.” Alfred Kazin, New York Times Book Review
“It is the genius of García Márquez that fatalism and possibility somehow coexist, that dreams redeem, that there is laughter even in death.” John Leonard, New York Times
About the Author
Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1927 in the town of Aracataca, Columbia.Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. García Márquez began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera, and the autobiography Living to Tell the Tale. There has been resounding acclaim for his life's work since he passed away in April 2014.
Table of Contents
Eyes of a blue dog -- Big mama's funeral --The incredible and sad tale of innocent Erâendira and her heartless grandmother.