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Strange Pilgrims (1992)

by Gabriel García Márquez

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The 12 stories in this shimmering collection poignantly depict South Americans adrift in Europe. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of narrative sorcery by the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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They range from very good to pretty bad - particularly the last story which was a shame. and maybe coloured my memories of some of the earlier ones. There's more than a hint of whimsy. Made me think I should not re-read A Hundred Years of Solitude in case the magical realism has turned into whimsy as I have got older. The best stories have a lovely clarity about the people in them but does not pin them down so they live on in the mind rather then being fixed as a picture. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jan 23, 2021 |
Some strange stuff indeed ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Some strange stuff indeed ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Dodici racconti, dodici storie, infiniti personaggi e un filo di malinconia e rassegnata rinuncia che sembra attraversare come uno spettro vite e vicende. Un'ottima prova di Márquez narratore. ( )
  Carlomascellani73 | Oct 30, 2020 |
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La obra Doce cuentos peregrinos bien podría haberse titulado Doce cuentos siniestros o Doce cuentos lúgubres, pero hizo bien el autor en titularla con el adjetivo que utilizó porque es un término que se presta a jugar con la palabra. Peregrino es alguien que anda en tierras extrañas, y todos los protagonistas de este libro son extranjeros. Peregrino es también alguien que por devoción va a visitar un lugar santo, lo que se cumple en un par de estos cuentos. Es peregrina el ave que va de un lugar a otro, y eso es justamente lo que pasó con estos cuentos, los cuales se escribieron en el transcurso de casi dos décadas y hasta llegaron a perderse definitivamente, teniendo el autor que rescatar de su memoria a los más afortunados. Algo peregrino es también algo raro, y en estos cuentos hay mucho de extraño. Los dos títulos que sugerí al inicio de este artículo habrían tenido solo la ventaja de advertir al lector las emociones que le esperaban al leer el libro. No teniendo la suerte de ser prevenida, solo me quedó hundirme inadvertidamente en esta ciénaga de historias funestas.
 

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Brotherus, MattiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grossman, EdithTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morino, AngeloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Toelke, CathleenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Estaba sentado en el escaño de madera bajo las hojas amarillas del parque solitario, contemplando los cisnes polvorientos con las dos manos apoyadas en el plomo de plata del bastón, y pensando en la muerte.
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The 12 stories in this shimmering collection poignantly depict South Americans adrift in Europe. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of narrative sorcery by the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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