Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101911105
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Release: 2014-10-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister. Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society--not just a pair of murderers—is put on trial. Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0140157549
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Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin Books India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Setting out to reconstruct a murder that took place 27 years earlier, this moving chronicle moves backwards and forwards in time, through the contradictions of memory and moments lost in the mists of time

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0241968623
Available:
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Penguin Books Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on' Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered by two brothers in a small town. All the townspeople knew it was going to happen - including the victim. But nobody did anything to prevent the killing. Twenty-seven years later, a man arrives in town to try and piece together the truth from the contradictory testimonies of the townsfolk. To at last understand what happened to Santiago, and why . . . 'A work of high explosiveness - the proper stuff of Nobel prizes. An exceptional novel that shows how a whole community is to blame for a murder which is dressed up as an affair of honour.' The Times'A tour de force of moral and emotional complexity.' Angela Carter, Guardian'A masterpiece.'Evening Standard

Chronicle of a Death Not Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Not Foretold
Author: Nick Nicholson
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781728388854
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Release: 2019-07-24
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is February 2018 when Nicole Izatovska receives an email that her services as a foreign-language court interpreter are needed for three weeks in Newport, Isle of Wight. But as Nicole waits for the job to begin, she begins hearing rumors that a couple of murders have rocked the quiet southern England town, leaving its residents nervous and leery. A couple of months later, she sets out for the isle with her companion, Roy, without any idea of what lies ahead. As soon as Nicole arrives in Newport, she learns she has been assigned to the case of a mother of three who was last seen alive in July 2017 and allegedly murdered shortly thereafter by the accused culprit, Vladimir Monovski. While Nicole interprets for his solicitor and learns the grisly details of the murder, she embarks on a curiosity-driven quest to learn the truth while delving into what really happened and whether Monovski is guilty or innocent. In this gripping tale, a court interpreter who arrives in a small town in England to assist in a trial soon realizes that nothing is ever as it seems, especially when it comes to murder.

Gabriel Garc a M rquez

Gabriel Garc  a M  rquez
Author: Bernard McGuirk,Richard Cardwell
Pages: 244
ISBN:
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Release: 2009-11-12
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume of essays constitutes a critical reappraisal of a front-rank world author, Gabriel García Márquez. Its principal objective is to reflect the breadth and variety of critical approaches to literature applied to a single corpus of writing; here, the major novels (including Love in the Times of Cholera, 1986) and a selection of his short fiction are considered.

Don t Look Back

Don t Look Back
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781466848733
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Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Smart and relentless... Hurwitz starts the pressure early and never, never lets up." —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on You're Next In Don't Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of—a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle—also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera's memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared. Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds—if she's to make it back home alive.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garc a M rquez Book Analysis

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garc  a M  rquez  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 58
ISBN: 9782808001809
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Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Chronicle of a Death Foretold with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez, an intriguing blend of genres in which the main character’s death is announced on the first page. The novella’s narrator attempts to reconstruct the events of that tragic day and find out why, even though everybody in the town knew about the impending murder, nobody intervened to stop it. The story’s apparent simplicity belies its thematic depth, as it raises profound questions about honour and the lengths people are prepared to go to in order to defend it, the legacy of Spanish colonialism in Colombia, and the nature of truth. Gabriel García Márquez was one of the best-known and most-loved Latin American writers of the 20th century, with a career spanning over 50 years. He wrote a series of influential novels, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and The General in His Labyrinth, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. Find out everything you need to know about Chronicle of a Death Foretold in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Scandal of the Century

The Scandal of the Century
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525656432
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start . . . He’s among those rare great fiction writers whose ancillary work is almost always worth finding . . . He had a way of connecting the souls in all his writing, fiction and nonfiction, to the melancholy static of the universe.” --Dwight Garner, The New York Times From one of the titans of twentieth-century literature, collected here for the first time: a selection of his journalism from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s--work that he considered even more important to his legacy than his universally acclaimed works of fiction. "I don't want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism," Gabriel García Márquez said in the final years of his life. And while some of his journalistic writings have been made available over the years, this is the first volume to gather a representative selection from across the first four decades of his career--years during which he worked as a full-time, often muckraking, and controversial journalist, even as he penned the fiction that would bring him the Nobel Prize in 1982. Here are the first pieces he wrote while working for newspapers in the coastal Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla . . . his longer, more fictionlike reportage from Paris and Rome . . . his monthly columns for Spain's El País. And while all the work points in style, wit, depth, and passion to his fiction, these fifty pieces are, more than anything, a revelation of the writer working at the profession he believed to be "the best in the world."

Gabriel Garc a M rquez

Gabriel Garc  a M  rquez
Author: Michael Bell
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781349230150
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Release: 1993-10-05
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

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A Russian Diary

A Russian Diary
Author: Anna Politkovskaya
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307497635
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Release: 2009-04-23
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia’s most fearless journalists, was gunned down in a contract killing in Moscow in the fall of 2006. Just before her death, Politkovskaya completed this searing, intimate record of life in Russia from the parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the grim summer of 2005, when the nation was still reeling from the horrors of the Beslan school siege. In A Russian Diary, Politkovskaya dares to tell the truth about the devastation of Russia under Vladimir Putin–a truth all the more urgent since her tragic death. Writing with unflinching clarity, Politkovskaya depicts a society strangled by cynicism and corruption. As the Russian elections draw near, Politkovskaya describes how Putin neutralizes or jails his opponents, muzzles the press, shamelessly lies to the public–and then secures a sham landslide that plunges the populace into mass depression. In Moscow, oligarchs blow thousands of rubles on nights of partying while Russian soldiers freeze to death. Terrorist attacks become almost commonplace events. Basic freedoms dwindle daily. And then, in September 2004, armed terrorists take more than twelve hundred hostages in the Beslan school, and a different kind of madness descends. In prose incandescent with outrage, Politkovskaya captures both the horror and the absurdity of life in Putin’s Russia: She fearlessly interviews a deranged Chechen warlord in his fortified lair. She records the numb grief of a mother who lost a child in the Beslan siege and yet clings to the delusion that her son will return home someday. The staggering ostentation of the new rich, the glimmer of hope that comes with the organization of the Party of Soldiers’ Mothers, the mounting police brutality, the fathomless public apathy–all are woven into Politkovskaya’s devastating portrait of Russia today. “If anybody thinks they can take comfort from the ‘optimistic’ forecast, let them do so,” Politkovskaya writes. “It is certainly the easier way, but it is also a death sentence for our grandchildren.” A Russian Diary is testament to Politkovskaya’s ferocious refusal to take the easier way–and the terrible price she paid for it. It is a brilliant, uncompromising exposé of a deteriorating society by one of the world’s bravest writers. Praise for Anna Politkovskaya “Anna Politkovskaya defined the human conscience. Her relentless pursuit of the truth in the face of danger and darkness testifies to her distinguished place in journalism–and humanity. This book deserves to be widely read.” –Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent, CNN “Like all great investigative reporters, Anna Politkovskaya brought forward human truths that rewrote the official story. We will continue to read her, and learn from her, for years.” –Salman Rushdie “Suppression of freedom of speech, of expression, reaches its savage ultimate in the murder of a writer. Anna Politkovskaya refused to lie, in her work; her murder is a ghastly act, and an attack on world literature.” –Nadine Gordimer “Beyond mourning her, it would be more seemly to remember her by taking note of what she wrote.” –James Meek

Games Primates Play

Games Primates Play
Author: Dario Maestripieri
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780465029303
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Release: 2012-04-10
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most humans don't realize that when they exchange emails with someone, anyone, they are actually exhibiting certain unspoken rules about dominance and hierarchy. The same rules regulate the exchange of grooming behavior in rhesus macaques or chimpanzees. Interestingly, some of the major aspects of human nature have profound commonalities with our ape ancestors: the violence of war, the intensity of love, the need to live together.While we often assume that our behavior in everyday situations reflects our unique personalities, the choices we freely make, or the influences of our environment, we rarely consider that others behave in these situations in almost the exact the same way as we do. In Games Primates Play, primatologist Dario Maestripieri examines the curious unspoken customs that govern our behavior. These patterns and customs appear to be motivated by free will, yet they are so similar from person to person, and across species, that they reveal much more than our selected choices. Games Primates Play uncovers our evolutionary legacy: the subtle codes that govern our behavior are the result of millions of years of evolution, predating the emergence of modern humans. To understand the rules that govern primate games and our social interactions, Maestripieri arms readers with knowledge of the scientific principles that ethologists, psychologists, economists, and other behavioral scientists have discovered in their quest to unravel the complexities of behavior. As he realizes, everything from how we write emails to how we make love is determined by the legacy of our primate roots and the conditions that existed so long ago. An idiosyncratic and witty approach to our deep and complex origins, Games Primates Play reveals the ways in which our primate nature drives so much of our lives.

A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez s Chronicle of a Death Foretold

A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez s  Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781410342799
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Doll s House and Other Plays

A Doll s House and Other Plays
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780141964157
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Release: 2016-06-30
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four of Ibsen's most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series. With her assertion that she is 'first and foremost a human being', Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Ibsen's greatest and most famous play, A Doll's House. Depicting one woman's struggle to be treated as a rational human being, and not merely a wife, mother or fragile doll, the play changed the course of theatrical history and sparked debates worldwide about the roles of men and women in society. Ibsen's follow-up Ghosts was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of Society and An Enemy of the People, both set in Norwegian coastal towns and exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society. The new Penguin series of Ibsen's major plays offer the best available editions in English, under the general editorship of Tore Rem. All the plays have been freshly translated by the best modern translators and are based on the recently published, definitive Norwegian edition of Ibsen's works. They include new introductions and editorial apparatus by leading scholars.

The Snow Child

The Snow Child
Author: Eowyn Ivey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316192958
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Reagan Arthur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this magical debut -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize -- a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

Gabriel Garc a M rquez

Gabriel Garc  a M  rquez
Author: Rubén Pelayo,Rube ́n Pelayo,Rubén Pelayo Coutiño
Pages: 179
ISBN: 0313312605
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Release: 2001
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the works of the Columbian author, describing his characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.

Chronicle Of A Death Foretold A Reader s Companion

Chronicle Of A Death Foretold  A Reader s Companion
Author: Santwana Haldar
Pages: 159
ISBN: 817851009X
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Volume Offers An Exhaustive Critical Commentary On `Chronicle Of A Death Foretold` And Evaluates The Position Of Garcia Marquez As A Great Contemporary Novelist.

Collected Novellas

Collected Novellas
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pages: 288
ISBN: 006093266X
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Release: 1999-09-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The interpreter0

  The interpreter0
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB11381287
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Release: 1879
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Foretold

Foretold
Author: Carrie Ryan
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9780385741293
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Release: 2012
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects fourteen stories that delve into the obsession with life's unknowns and the prospect of altering the future by such authors as Meg Cabot, Diana Peterfreund, and Michael Grant.

The Autumn of the Patriarch

The Autumn of the Patriarch
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0140157530
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Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin Books India
Language: en

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