Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale)

Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale)

by Gabriel García Márquez, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale) by Gabriel García Márquez, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pocos libros han despertado tanta expectativa en todo el mundo como la autobiografía de Gabriel García Márquez, autor de Cien años de soledad y ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura. En sus memorias, García Márquez nos habla de su infancia y primera juventud en Colombia, ofreciéndonos una crónica de los años que modelaron su imaginación y que, andando el tiempo, cristalizarían en algunos de los relatos y novelas más importantes del siglo XX.

En sus páginas el lector se encontrará con episodios como el conmovedor retrato de sus abuelos, con quienes se crió en su aldea natal de Aracataca, o la descripción del asesinato de un candidato presidencial en Bogotá, del que fue testigo ocular. García Márquez da cuenta de las gentes, los lugares y los sucesos que le sirvieron de acicate como periodista y narrador. Desbordante de humor y sabiduría, el autor se adentra por igual en los misterios de la escritura y de la vida, brindándonos un relato apasionante de la búsqueda de sus orígenes que despierta ecos de los mejores momentos de la prosa de su ficción. Además de un escrito de extraordinario mérito literario, Vivir para contarla constituye una guía indispensable para entender el resto de su obra.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788439709862
Publisher: Mondadori (IT)
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.64(d)

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez nació en Colombia en 1927. Fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982. Es autor de muchas obras de ficción y no ficción como Cien años de soledad, El amor en los tiempos del cólera, El otoño del patriarca, El general en su laberinto, Crónica de una muerte anunciada y Noticia de un secuestro. Vive en México D.F..

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth:

March 6, 1928

Place of Birth:

Aracataca, Colombia

Education:

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1947-48, and Universidad de Cartagena, 1948-49

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Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all this author and this book is all I expected from him and more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I can consider myself a GGM fiction fan, I encountered ¿Vivir Para Contarla¿ utterly more attention-grabbing than any of his other works. Perhaps It was just the fact that he related his real life, from the time before his birth until he was something like twenty eight years old, in such a magical way that I could just not put the book down for more than a few moments. I could come across in this volume with so much of the background that made the genius in Gabo, that I could not accept it as factual. Actually I was so beguiled by the story, by the idiosyncrasy of his large and astonishing family, by the actual brilliance and intelligence of the child, the adolescent and the young man in Gabo, that I unreservedly supposed I was immersed in one more of this author¿s accomplishments. He relates his non precedent childhood and early adolescent years as a conspicuous reader and writer of poems and stories- which he memorized and recited by hearth-, as a distinguished picture drawer, as a notable singer, as an extremely timid person, in sum: as another character out of its novellas and short stories. He, at the same time, enriches our reading with his detailed and exhaustive career as an anonymous young journalist in Colombia, who spends an awesome amount of his free time discussing literature with his fellow workers and friends, at a time period when literature was the coolest matter to be involved in. However, the social and political backgrounds of his whereabouts are so precise and stuck to Colombian and the World¿s historic and social events, that henceforth what he conveys us in this first volume of his autobiography must have a great deal of reality in it. In spite of the fact that a myriad of the characters, locations and events that we find as basis for his novellas and short stories come out of his real life, I do not believe it imperative to be acquainted to any of his other masterpieces in order to devour and absolutely enjoy this volume. It stands unique by itself! I am anxiously waiting for the subsequent volumes of this trilogy, however due to the actual author¿s sickness I don¿t believe we will be receiving the complete trilogy at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read the book in about 10 days expecting to find the same images and imagination of his previous works, left me hoping for more, although he vividly portrays how his life has evolved, at times it became boring that I felt that out of respect I finished reading it. But after reading the entire book with so much interest to find out the details of his life, I was left with great admiration for his life, his intelligence, perseverance, and great accomplishments. To find out how he developed great characters for his books, and details of his life left me fascinated. Although I do not applaud his dealings with prostitutes, bouts with gonorrhea, and stealing a suit for his father and a briefcase for himself, I admire his sincerity to share with us those embarrasing details of his life. Can't wait to read what Mercedes Barcha says on her reply...
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She walksin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Acabo de terminar la novela y me parecio fenomenal. Hace mucho tiempo que no leia a Don Gabriel Garcia Marquez pero su narrativa es por siempre la mejor, una novela buenisima. Gracias por los tesoros que nos dejo Gabo!
Liz619 More than 1 year ago
One of the best writers of our times
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Guest More than 1 year ago
este libro nos muestra como para llegar a ser un premio novel se tiene que luchar duro en la vida
Guest More than 1 year ago
Estoy Leendo este libro, y como todo sus libros es super facinante su historia. Probablemente, en la traducion a otra lengua al Ingles, la magia de nuestra lengua espanol se pierde en la traduccion lo recomiendo leerlo
Guest More than 1 year ago
... and every time it's a different book. A masterpiece of one of the most spanish language writers. If possible, read it in spanish ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the most important writen by Marquez, after 'one hundred years of solicitude'. Reading this autobiography you can understand all Marquez novels. In this book Garcia Marquez presents with an extraordinary style the realism and the magic of his novels, blended with his own family and country history. I recomend this great book. I readed it in a a weekend with a lot of Colombian coffee.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The life of this master of Spanish literature, narrated in Garciaz's most peculiar style, is a rich description that illuminates the readers of the motives that urged Garcia Marquez to compose literary fantacies that have conquered the heart of the entire Spanish-speaking world. His life reflects the struggle of a person to arrive to a mature point in his life to determine the right course of his existence. It's a reflection of Latin-American societies' growth in its subtlest form, told through the experience of a literary genius. This title does not culminate a life of brilliant works of literature, but rather extends his legacy to future generations. It's the signature to his life's artworks
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading it and I already want more. Gabo takes you for a stroll through his life with Colombia's history as a background.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading it and let me tell you that is a wonderful adventure. It reveals a lot of aspects about the author's life that you could have never thougth of. I cannot wait until the second part comes out. I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.