Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Book - 1999
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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 Er#65533;ndira 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.

Publisher: New York : Harper Collins Pub., 1999
ISBN: 9780060932688
0060932686
Characteristics: vi, 343 p. ; 21 cm

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Aug 12, 2017

Although a great short story writer, this collection includes his early work (section 1) and intermediate work (section 2), which is very interesting because one can see the development of the writing style and development of predominant themes. Its section three that is truly outstanding; only personal preference can allow me to claim that "Death Constant Beyond Love" is the best story (and the best title), and close second is "A Very Old Man...".

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