Love in the Time of Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101911112
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Fiction

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101911167
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Fiction

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work.

Living to Tell the Tale

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9781400041060
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

At first glance, Garcia Mrquez's vivid and detailed portrait of his early life appears to be testament to a photographic memory. Yet as he explains in the epigraph, "Life isn't what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it to tell it."

Collected Stories

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060932688
Release Date: 1999-09-22
Genre: Fiction

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.

Don Quijote De La Mancha 2 Don Quixote of La Mancha 2

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher:
ISBN: 8497644778
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Los lectores tomarán un gran placer en descubrir los clásicos con estas bellas y económicas ediciones de literatura famosa y universal. Esta selección editorial cuenta con títulos que abarcan todos los géneros literarios, desde teatro, narrativa, poesía y el ensayo. En los comienzos de 1605 se ponía a la venta la primera edición de El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha; su aparición significó un rotundo éxito hasta el punto que en ese mismo año se hicieron tres ediciones más en Madrid, tres en Lisboa, y tres en Valencia. La segunda parte no aparecería editada hasta diez años más en Madrid, en 1615.

The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz 1957 1987

Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811211738
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Poetry

This landmarked bilingual edition gathers all the poetry the 1990 Nobel Laureate has published in book form since 1957, the year his long poem "Sunstone"--her translated anew--made its first appearance. Included are the complete texts of "Days and Occasions", "Solo for Two Voices", "A Drift of Shadows", "East Slope", "Toward the Beginning", and more; plus Paz's most recent collection, A Tree Within.

Collected Novellas

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060932664
Release Date: 1999-09-22
Genre: Fiction

Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose. Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real. Leaf Storm, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first novella, introduces the mythical village of Macondo, a desolate town beset by torrents of rain, where a man must fulfill a promise made years earlier. No One Writes to the Colonel is a novella of life in a decaying tropical town in Colombia with an unforgettable central character. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a dark and profound story of three people joined together in a fatal act of violence.

Cruelty and Utopia

Author: Jean-François Lejeune
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984896
Release Date: 2005-02-03
Genre: Architecture

This landmark collection of illustrated essays explores the vastly underappreciated history of America's other cities -- the great metropolises found south of our borders in Central and South America. Buenos Aires, So Paulo, Mexico City, Caracas, Havana, Santiago, Rio, Tijuana, and Quito are just some of the subjects of this diverse collection. How have desires to create modern societies shaped these cities, leading to both architectural masterworks (by the likes of Luis Barragn, Juan O'Gorman, Lcio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx, Carlos Ral Villanueva, and Lina Bo Bardi) and the most shocking favelas? How have they grappled with concepts of national identity, their colonial history, and the continued demands of a globalized economy? Lavishly illustrated, Cruelty and Utopia features the work of such leading scholars as Carlos Fuentes, Edward Burian, Lauro Cavalcanti, Fernando Oayrzn, Roberto Segre, and Eduardo Subirats, along with artwork ranging from colonial paintings to stills from Chantal Akerman's film From the Other Side. Also included is a revised translation of Spanish King Philip II's influential planning treatise of 1573, the "Laws of the Indies," which did so much to define the form of the Latin American city.

Hispanic New York

Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231519779
Release Date: 2010-06-11
Genre: Social Science

Over the past few decades, a wave of immigration has turned New York into a microcosm of the Americas and enhanced its role as the crossroads of the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Yet far from being an alien group within a "mainstream" and supposedly pure "Anglo" America, people referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. They represent what Walt Whitman once celebrated as "the Spanish element of our nationality." Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Combining familiar materials with other selections that are either out of print or not easily accessible, Claudio Iván Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization. His anthology mixes primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion, and the authors range from historical figures, such as José Martí, Bernardo Vega, or Whitman himself, to contemporary writers, such as Paul Berman, Ed Morales, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Roberto Suro, and Ana Celia Zentella. This unique volume treats the reader to both the New York and the American experience, as reflected and transformed by its Hispanic and Latino components.

Strange Pilgrims

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0140231064
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Latin Americans

The Twelve Stories In This New Collection By The Nobel Prize Winner Chronicle The Surreal, Haunting Journeys Of Latin Americans In Europe. Linked By Themes Of Displacement And Exile, These Vivid, Magical Stories Of Love, Loneliness, Death And The Memories Of Past Life Conjure Images Of Beauty And Horror At Once Ethereal And Exquisitely Sensual.

The General in His Labyrinth

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101911129
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Fiction

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.

Zorro

Author: Matt Wagner
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305936
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Zorro, educated as a gentleman, observes the mistreatment of the native population around him and adopts a secret disguise as he and his constant companion Bernardo fight against the injustices committed by Sergeant Gonzales and his soldiers.

Mom Candy

Author: Jena Pincott
Publisher: Random House Reference
ISBN: 9780375426292
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Reference

Sweet, satisfying and calming, Mom Candy is the perfect pick-me-up gift for mothers of all ages. With 1,000 quotes, reflections, and insights Mom Candy gets at the heart of motherhood—from the anticipation of pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby, through the early years and the school days, to the lifelong bond that women have with their children. With thoughts from Hillary Clinton, Madeleine L'Engle, Michelle Obama, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Erica Jong, Jodi Picoult, and many others. Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.— Tina Fey, actress, writer, and producer

In Evil Hour

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060919641
Release Date: 1991-11-20
Genre: Fiction

Written just before One Hundred Years of Solitude, this fascinating novel of a Colombian river town possessed by evil points to the author's later flowering and greatness.

Pubis Angelical

Author: Manuel Puig
Publisher:
ISBN: 0816636818
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Fiction

In this artful fusion of espionage thriller and science fiction, Manuel Puig tells one story shared by three women - an actress in the 1930s, living in her husband's fairy-tale castle; a young woman in Mexico City in the 1970s, convalescing in a hospital; and a futuristic cyborg sex slave, occupying an artificial landscape. In the haunting and mysterious language for which he is renowned, Puig explores the links between these women, as well as the links between genders and generations.