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Leaf Storm by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Leaf Storm (original 1955; edition 2005)

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Title:Leaf Storm
Authors:Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Info:Harper Perennial (2005), Edition: Reissue, Paperback
Collections:KEN - NAI
Tags:Colombia, read

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Leaf Storm and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez (1955)



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A slight novella about the death of a doctor in Macondo. It's not the most engaging of his books, just a short taster. ( )
1 vote AlisonSakai | Jan 30, 2016 |
Marquez is most famous for his '100 Years...', a masterpiece of magic realism; but he wrote other stories before the novel, and 'Lead Storm' is an interesting collection that shows the ideas as they first formed. The major story in the collection, the titular piece, at first seemed too slow and disjointed, but it built a remarkable momentum as it moved forwards until, by the second half, I couldn't get enough of it. The other stories reminded me in a strange way of Borges, though I can't put my finger on why exactly. ( )
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But Polyneices' corpse who died in pain
they say he has proclaimed to the whole town
that none may bury him and none bewail,
but leave him unwept, untombed, a rich sweet sight
for the hungry birds' beholding.
Such orders they say the worthy Creon gives
to you and me -- yes, yes, I say to me --
and that he's coming to proclaim it clear
to those who know it not.
Further: he has the matter so at heart
that anyone who dares attempt the act
will die by public stoning in the town.

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I've seen a corpse for the first time.
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Please, do not combine with the stand-alone edition of "La hojarasca".
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Contains Leaf Storm, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles, The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship, Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo, Nabo

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Presents a collection of seven short stories written between 1957 and 1968 by twentieth-century Colombian-born author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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