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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (1955)

by Gabriel García Márquez

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Ocho miembros de una tripulación del destructor "Caldas",de la marina de guerra de Colombia,habían caìdo al agua y desaparecido a causa de una tormenta en el mar Caribe. Al cabo de cuatro días se desistió de la búsqueda y los marineros perdidos fueron declarados oficialmente muertos,sin embargo uno de ellos apareció moribundo en una playa desierta del norte de Colombia que luego fue proclamado héroe de la patria.
  BettyHerrera | Aug 18, 2018 |
Good interesting story where he is at pains not to draw attention to himself the famous writer but the tragedy that unfolded. ( )
  Gary_Power | Jul 10, 2016 |
This wondrously journalistic story about a man who conquers the sea [and lives to tell the tale] is amazing. Brutal, but somehow tremendously uplifting. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
3 stars. This story was originally told in 14 installments for a newspaper in Columbia. There was some controversy over the story as Columbia was ran by a dictatorship at the time. The story revolves around his struggle to stay alive for 10 days with no food or water. It's really amazing and I'm thankful that he survived to tell his story. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
3 stars. This story was originally told in 14 installments for a newspaper in Columbia. There was some controversy over the story as Columbia was ran by a dictatorship at the time. The story revolves around his struggle to stay alive for 10 days with no food or water. It's really amazing and I'm thankful that he survived to tell his story. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
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Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal.

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In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal… (more)

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