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Nobel prize winner and author of en los PDFEPUB #192 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Máruez tells a tale of an unreuited love that outlasts all rivals in his masterpiece Love in the Time of Cholera published as a Penguin Essential for the first timeFifty one years nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic El amor. LET ME EXPLAIN GUYSOkay I like Maruez I think his writing is beautiful his settings are evocative and masterfully portrayed and yes his books are pretty romantic and I always enjoy magical realism this one could have used of that last bit though The last twenty pages of the book even manged to suck me into the romance of the story and I found myself finally really invested in this love story instead of being vaguely creeped out we'll get there Look I even found a really nice passage to uoteIt was as if they had leapt over the arduous calvary of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life beyond the pitfalls of passion beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion beyond love For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love anytime and anyplace but it was solid the closer it came to deathSee That's fucking beautiful and even if I didn't like the story itself I still liked the writing So call off the dogs Maruez apologists and let's get to the ranting portion of the review Fair warning to all who proceed past this point I am preparing to don my Feminist Rage hat and shout about rape culture Those who plan to leave mean comments calling me an idiot or telling me that I misunderstood the book remember that you were warned BEWARE FOR HERE BE DRAGONS AND ANGRY FEMINISTS Here's something I learned about myself while reading this I have absolutely no patience for books about obsession disguised as love I hated it in Twilight I hated it in Wuthering Heights I hated it in The Phantom of the Opera and I hated it here It would be one thing I decided if Fermina Daza felt as passionately about Florentino Ariza as he felt about her But she didn't love him For her their romance was a brief fling in her teens and she stopped loving him when she returned from her trip She continued not loving him until he wears her down after writing her letters constantly despite her explicitly telling him to fuck off out of her life and she basically shrugs her shoulders and says fine might as well The lesson men can take from this book is that if a woman says no as Fermina freuently and clearly says to Florentino she really means make me change my mind NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE THIS PHILOSOPHY IS NOT OKAY AND IT IS WHY RAPE CULTURE EXISTS NO MEANS FUCKING NO EVERYBODY IF A WOMAN TELLS YOU TO LEAVE HER ALONE YOU LEAVE HER THE FUCK ALONE IT IS NOT ROMANTIC TO OBSESS ABOUT HER FOR FIFTY YEARS IT IS CREEPYAnd OF COURSE Florentino still fucks anything that moves while claiming to be in love with Fermina because he is a man and that's just how it works Which leads me to my next ranting point this book romanticizes rape you can still get out guys it's only going to get worse from hereFirst there was the intensely unsettling way Florentino loses his virginity while traveling on a ship a woman drags him into her cabin and forces him to have sex with her Then Florentino falls in love with her Because of course he does I was willing to chalk this scene up to the common misconception that men cannot be sexually assaulted because men are horny dogs who are always up for sex no matter what fine whatever I'll let it go But then later a minor female character describes the time she got raped and I'm going to let you guys read this while I do yoga breaths in the corner and count to ten slowlyWhen she was still very young a strong able man whose face she never saw took her by surprise threw her down on the jetty ripped her clothes off and made instantaneous and frenetic love to her Lying there on the rocks her body covered with cuts and bruises she had wanted that man to stay forever so she could die of love in his armsOnce with feeling NOPEAND THEN as the creepy pedophilic cherry on top of this rape sundae Florentino's last affair is with a child When he is in his sixties The best part is that he doesn't even use the classic pedophile's defense of yes she's young but she ACTS like a grown woman No Florentino sees that this child is going to be smoking hot when she grows up and decides that he can't wait that long Then this passage happensShe was still a child in every sense of the word with braces on her teeth and the scrapes of elementary school on her knees but he saw right away the kind of woman she was soon going to be and he cultivated her during a slow year of Saturdays at the circus Sundays in the park with ice cream childish late afternoons and he won her confidence he won her affection he led her by the hand with the gentle astuteness of a kind grandfather toward his secret slaughterhouse The hero of Love in the Time of Cholera ladies and gentlemen Let's give him a round of applauseIf anyone wants to join me in the corner I will be staying here for the rest of the week

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El amor en los tiempos del cóleraKindle #215 a mango tree Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton'An exuisite writer wise compassionate and extremely funny' Sunday Telegraph'An amazing celebration of the many kinds of love between men and women' The Times. DNF at page 218 This is tough for me to admit I hate not finishing books but I cannot carry on with this any longer when I am not enjoying it and I have so many other books I could be reading instead The writing is tedious Focused on a man rejected when he was young and his infatuation with this woman for years afterwards He sleeps with numerous other women as we are shown in detail His first love marries another but he still cannot move on His obsession borders on the creepy he never really knew her that well in the beginning anyway let alone to call it true love I’m fed up so I’m giving up No rating

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SUMMARY El amor en los tiempos del cólera 107 ô [Download] ➵ El amor en los tiempos del cólera By Gabriel García Márquez – Nobel prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Máruez tells a tale of an unreuited love that outlasts all rivals in his masterpiece Love in the Time of ChPDF or Florentino Ariza's impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead During that half century Flornetino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women but has loved none but Fermina Having sworn his eternal love to her he lives for the day when he can court her againWhen Fermina's husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from amor en los. Can unreuited love last a lifetime That’s the premise of this book A 76 year old man pines for a woman all his life Now her husband has died Does he still have a chance Actually they were in love as teenagers but they mostly exchanged secret notes She was guarded by her nanny and when her father discovered the relationship he took his daughter away for three years It worked When they returned the young girl no longer loved the boy and she married a man who became a prominent and wealthy doctor The doctor’s claim to fame was cleaning up the Colombian city of the open sewers that led to the disease In 1900 we’re told the man is 40 so you can figure out the time frame He has an uncle who runs the local steamboat river shipping company He starts out sweeping the docks becomes a clerk and over the years eventually rises to manager As he does so he attends various cultural events in the city and occasionally sees his beloved She and her husband are the most socially prominent people in the city Sometimes he gets a smile or a nod from her; sometimes not Meanwhile he visits prostitutes and has long standing affairs with several women Some aren’t sexual He even has an affair with his 14 year old niece ending in tragedyThe story alternates between his story and hers The constant civil wars of Colombia are a background to the story Finally her husband dies and having not talked with her for 51 years he makes his move There is excellent writing as we would expect Some passages I liked“He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past” At one point the woman learns her husband has been unfaithful and he admits it and weeps She is disappointed because he did not do what she had hoped he would do “deny everything and swear on his life it was not true and grow indignant at the false accusationeven when confronted with crushing proofs of his disloyalty” “She was a ghost in a strange house that overnight had become immense and solitary and through which she wandered without purpose asking herself in anguish which of them was deader the man who had died or the woman he had left behind” “Always remember that the most important thing in a marriage is not happiness but stability” “ ’No I’m not rich’ he said ‘I am a poor man with money which is not the same thing’ ” An excellent book I had read this years ago and I should have re read it sooner A classic from the master of Latin American literature that I will add to my favorites Photos from top A street in Cartagena from cartagenaexplorercom Steam ships on the Magdalena river around 1873 from mediaistockphotocomillustrationsThe author from okdiariocom