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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981)

by Gabriel García Márquez

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An engaging story. It was really hard to put it down because the storyteller is just so good.
  roniweb | May 30, 2019 |
Every time I read one of his books, I'm reminded how beautiful his writing is. ( )
  liz.mabry | May 13, 2019 |
Fate paints a visible target on one villager's back and a town full of his family, friends, and acquaintances somehow fail to tell him. The chain of events is almost farcical, but in the masterful hands of Marquez it comes out tragically poignant. A worthwhile story to spend an afternoon with. ( )
  dele2451 | Apr 29, 2019 |
Dopo una moltitudine imprecisata di anni leggo Marquez (credo che l'ultima volta fosse al liceo) e riscopro, in età più matura, una scrittura che mi piace molto e che forse all'epoca non avevo apprezzato a dovere.
Questo breve libro stravolge i canoni del racconto cronologico partendo dalla fine: Santiago Nasar oggi morirà e presto si scopre per mano di chi e perchè, a ritroso come in un poliziesco.
L'io narrante, un amico del morto, ripercorre, molti anni dopo che sono avvenute, le vicende che hanno portato a questo evento intervistando (per scelta o per casualità) i diretti protagonisti.
Il tema principale è quello dell'onore perché è quello che porterà Santiago alla morte ma molti altri temi vengono toccati come ad esempio quello della morte o quello della famiglia o del destino che colpisce gli uomini, della fatalità di trovarsi nel posto sbagliato al momento sbagliato o di essere coinvolti in qualcosa senza poter scegliere.
Un bel libro coinvolgente, una scrittura pulita che con poche immagini riesce a rendere l'idea e a delineare perfettamente contesti e personaggi: angoscia, rassegnazione, omertà, onore, amore.
Un gioiellino di un centinaio di pagine che consiglio a tutti!
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  Feseven78 | Apr 17, 2019 |
Çok güzel ve akıcıydı. ( )
  beyzx | Dec 11, 2018 |
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In short, one expects from ''Chronicle of a Death Foretold'' another powerful dose of the fabulous and surreal. But behold! While in no way resembling conventional social realism, ''Chronicle'' is not nearly so fantastic as Garcia Marquez's earlier novels. It contains a powerfully plausible plot - a dream-like detective story, really, that pursues the questions of why and how two young men have undertaken a brutal murder that they actually had not wanted to commit.
 

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García Márquez, Gabrielprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Artís-Gener, Avel·líTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arutjunjan, SorenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brotherus, MattiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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the hunt for love
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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.
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Translation of: Crónica de una muerte anunciada
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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.

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A young man tries to uncover the truth behind a shocking murder that took place nearly thirty years ealier, looking to the town's residents to rebuild the events of the crime and try to determine why no one stopped the killer when everyone seemed to know his intentions.… (more)

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