Do you like Gabriel García Márquez????

Talk about books and writers here.

Moderators: Vega, EC

RCG
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:29 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Do you like Gabriel García Márquez????

Postby RCG » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:15 pm

I like so much his books!!! Do you has read "Memoria de mis tristes putas"??

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Postby Dixie » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:04 am

I think it's Memoria de mis putas tristes.

I haven't read anything by him yet, but I recently bought Cien años de soledad. I will read it soon.

RCG
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:29 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Hi Dixie

Postby RCG » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:20 pm

What others writers do you like read??

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Postby Dixie » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:33 pm

I don't think you know them, they're from my country. Mercè Rodoreda, Isabel-Clara Simó...

RCG
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:29 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Postby RCG » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:31 pm

They write novels or other type of literature??

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Postby Dixie » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:18 pm

RCG wrote:They write novels or other type of literature??


Mercè Rodoreda died in 1983. She used to write novels but also other types of literature, (short stories) as well as I-C. Simó, who mostly writes novels but also essays and short stories.

Mercè Rodoreda

Isabel-Clara Simó

RosioVM
Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 8:21 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Postby RosioVM » Mon May 14, 2007 8:32 pm

Yes I like very much!!!

Elba
Gold Member
Posts: 456
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:51 am
Status: English Learner
Location: México
Contact:

Postby Elba » Sat May 26, 2007 12:54 am

Woooowwwwww Miss Dixie, I must to read that authors.
I haver read García Márquez. I like too much. I have read too much latinamerican authors, my favorite is Borges. but I´ve never read nothing about Rodoreda and Isabel-Clara Simó. Tell me are they from Catalunia or from Spain???

I like Julio Cortazar too, and of course Carlos Fuentes (Mexican).

Now I don´t have much time to read at home, but at the office I have reading stories about Arthur the King, my favorite since I was 7 years old.

User avatar
melip
Silver Member
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 8:13 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Postby melip » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:54 pm

He is a great author, all of his books are excellent. I like very much one called "Cronica de una muerte anuciada", this book is awesome and it describes very well all the events that are happening.

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Postby Dixie » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:41 am

Elba wrote:Woooowwwwww Miss Dixie, I must to read that authors.
I haver read García Márquez. I like too much. I have read too much latinamerican authors, my favorite is Borges. but I´ve never read nothing about Rodoreda and Isabel-Clara Simó. Tell me are they from Catalunia or from Spain???



Mercè Rodoreda was from Catalonia, Isabel-Clara Simó is from the Valencian country. By the way, I met the latter for the second time last month, she signed all my books and was very nice to me. She was surprised that I had so many of her books :D She asked, "Don't you ever get tired of me, honey?" :lol:

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Postby Dixie » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:42 am

I finished Cien años de soledad last week and I was like, at last! :roll: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:

User avatar
quicksilver
Gold Member
Posts: 241
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:26 am
Location: Vietnam

Postby quicksilver » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:05 am

Dixie wrote:I finished Cien años de soledad last week and I was like, at last! :roll: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:

I read about 200pages, then i wasn't patient enough to read that book. :(

User avatar
Oriani
Miss EnglishClub.com 2007
Miss EnglishClub.com 2007
Posts: 1320
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:44 pm
Status: English Teacher

Postby Oriani » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:21 pm

Dixie wrote: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:


I agree!!

User avatar
illusion
Platinum Member
Posts: 832
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:59 pm
Status: English Learner
Location: Poland
Contact:

Postby illusion » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:32 pm

Dixie wrote:I finished Cien años de soledad last week and I was like, at last! :roll: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:


My boyfriend likes Marquez but he never told me what he writes about??? What's so great about his books? Are they really worth reading? Dixie, you and I have similar taste ;p Did you enjoy that book?

jrkp
Gold Member
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:20 pm
Location: Venezuela

Postby jrkp » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:00 pm

Yes, I like some of his novels, especially "Cronica de una muerte anunciada" (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) and "El general en su laberinto" (The General in His Labyrinth).

illusion wrote:My boyfriend likes Marquez but he never told me what he writes about???


He doesn´t write about an especific subject, I mean, you can't label his work as you can do it with others author, for example Stephen King or Agatha Cristhie. He's written about love, adventure, dreams, etc... He's written biografies as well. The only thing I know is that He's one of the biggest exponent of the "magic realism" in latin America. That's an literary trend which tend to present fantastic events as ordinary ones.....

illusion wrote:What's so great about his books?


Gee, That's depend on the literary taste you have and the way that they had been translated. In Spanish, they are good, but in other languages, I don't know.....

illusion wrote:Are they really worth reading?


Sure, why not. But, If you make up your mind and decided to read one of his books, you should start reading the smaller ones, such as "Love in the Time of Cholera" or "Chronicle of a Death Foretold". 100 years of solicitude could be pretty long.....

User avatar
Dixie
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Miss EnglishClub.com 2006
Posts: 6341
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Catalunya
Contact:

Postby Dixie » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:00 pm

illusion wrote:My boyfriend likes Marquez but he never told me what he writes about??? What's so great about his books? Are they really worth reading? Dixie, you and I have similar taste ;p Did you enjoy that book?


I did at some points, but like I said I was pretty relieved when I finished. :roll:

YAYO
Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat May 19, 2007 2:52 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Postby YAYO » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:12 am

Gabriel Garci'a Marquez are a pride for us the Latin Americans, his form to write is the source of inspiration of many people, within them I am included, nevertheless to many people does not like as he writes

sanjadz
Gold Member
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:04 pm
Location: Serbia

Postby sanjadz » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:31 pm

I just finished reading the book "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (Crónica de una muerte anunciada) and found it interesting.

User avatar
Oriani
Miss EnglishClub.com 2007
Miss EnglishClub.com 2007
Posts: 1320
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:44 pm
Status: English Teacher

Postby Oriani » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:31 pm

jrkp wrote:Yes, I like some of his novels, especially "Cronica de una muerte anunciada" (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) .....


Wow!! That's great!! I love it! I like to discuss about " Cronica de una muerte anunciada" other issue too. I think that one teaches us a lot. At the begining it was difficult for me to undertand the book and at the end I didn't know If Santiago Nasar was Angela's lover.

User avatar
daizy
Member
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:53 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: cairo, Egypt

Postby daizy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:31 am

hi everybody,

i've already heard about him and his novels but i don't know how to get them , does anyone here know sites for his electronic novels ?? :roll:

thanks in advance,

jrkp
Gold Member
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:20 pm
Location: Venezuela

Postby jrkp » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:27 am

Oriani wrote:....at the end I didn't know If Santiago Nasar was Angela's lover.


At the beginning, I was a little confused about that too because I wanted to know if Santiago Nasar was guilty or not. Then I realized that detail wasn´t important to get the mesage of the book. At the end It´s not important if santiago was the first man in Angela´s life, the important thing to understand is that everybody knew what was gonna happen and nobody did anything to stop it. My personal opinion is that he wasn´t guilty, but the key to understand that book is focusing our attention on the reaction of the people...

Orianí wrote:... I think that one teaches us a lot....


You´re absolutely right, That´s why I find that book fascinating... To me, the main message can be resumed in one sentence: "Misfortune makes us invisible". Sadly, that´s a big piece of human nature, which is perfectly described by Garcia Marquez in this book...

As you said, I´d like to discuss about it as well

P.S: Sorry for replying so late....


Return to “Books & Authors”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests