Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez s i Love in the Time of Cholera i is a beautifully crafted beautifully written story of love and the love sick Spurned as a young man Florentino Ariza had a half century of wa

  • Title: Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Author: Gabriel García Márquez
  • ISBN: 9780141037455
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez s i Love in the Time of Cholera i is a beautifully crafted, beautifully written story of love and the love sick Spurned as a young man, Florentino Ariza had a half century of waiting to fill before a chance to redeclare his love for Fermina Daze comes, when her husband is killed retrieving a parrot from a mango tree Funny, poignant and heartfelGabriel Garcia Marquez s i Love in the Time of Cholera i is a beautifully crafted, beautifully written story of love and the love sick Spurned as a young man, Florentino Ariza had a half century of waiting to fill before a chance to redeclare his love for Fermina Daze comes, when her husband is killed retrieving a parrot from a mango tree Funny, poignant and heartfelt enduring and unrequited love have rarely been movingly expressed.

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    1. LET ME EXPLAIN, GUYS.Okay. I like Marquez. I think his writing is beautiful, his settings are evocative and masterfully portrayed, and yes, his books are pretty romantic, and I always enjoy magical realism (this one could have used more of that last bit, though). The last twenty pages of the book even manged to suck me into the romance of the story, and I found myself finally really invested in this love story instead of being vaguely creeped out (we'll get there). Look, I even found a really ni [...]

    2. I previously read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and I liked it a lot, and I was intruiged by the title "Love in the Time of Cholera" so I thought I'd read it.Within the first few pages I had the inkling I didn't like it, but sometimes it takes books a little while to get warmed up. Plus, I don't like starting a book and not finishing it, because I know I'll never go back to a book I stopped reading because I didn't like it, and if I stop reading it, I'll never know if I would have liked the re [...]

    3. 5 "masculine, organic, decaying." stars. 8th Favorite Read of 2016Do not make the mistake that this book is about love. This book is about much more common vices.Vices that masquerade for love.Jealousy, obsession, desire, pity and vengeance.Perpetually selfish penises promising but only perjuring voluminous misunderstood vaginas.Men using women that use men.The demise of the body, civilization, disease, poverty, stolen riches, subservience, slavery.Sexual abuse in the guise of parental guidance. [...]

    4. !بماذا خرجت من تلك الرحلة؟ لا شئ يا صديقياه، سوي أنني زرت جزر الكاريبي بواقعية لاتخلو من السحر لأول مرة دون قراصنتها وجوني ديبو اﻷهم، أني تيقنت أن الشيخوخة ومرور الزمن ليس مفزعا لهذا الحد إذا ماكنت تعرف الحب حقاأنها رحلة نصحني بها مديري العزيز 'ستقرأ عن الحب في زمن الشيخوخة، [...]

    5. I don't like this book.I don't like the characters. (This was going to be a list, but then I realized that this is the only reason I have.)Florentino Ariza is a baby. Seriously, his mom gives him whatever he wants, and she tries to make everything all right for him, and he is very, very if he lived today, he would be one of those emo kids with the dyed black hair and the eye liner and the journals full of bad poetry (he does write bad poetry, in the book), all "Nobody gets me," and just a grati [...]

    6. الرواية التي حارب فيها ماركيز الزمن*المراجعة بها حرق للأحداث*‏ الكوليرا داءوالحب داءكلاهما يغير حياة المرءكلاهما يعلن حربا شرسة ووحشية‏كلاهما قاس وفتاك ‏وكلاهما يستهلك صاحبهتقول والدة فلورينتو في لحظة تأمل‏” الحب شبيه بالكوليرا “ ‏الحرب والكوليرا والحبكلهم يطهرون ال [...]

    7. This review is now also available at The Bombay Literary Magazine (TBLM): The Infinite Capacity for Illusion The words I am about to express:They now have their own crowned goddessE INFINITE CAPACITY FOR ILLUSIONWhither The Magic?One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of my favorite novels. Which is why, when I started reading Love in the Time of Cholera, one of the things I noticed immediately was the lack of the subtle brand of magic that I had so enjoyed. I missed it and was on the lookout for [...]

    8. I learned that I will never be a great writer, because sometimes, there are people like Marquez, who manage to write such an amazing piece of art without making it ponderous, pretentious, or difficult. It's not really about the plot, is it? A guy is in love with a girl, and waits for her for 50-odd years, while conducting his own affairs. Here's the thing, though. The way the story is told is segue-free, almost conversational, but with such sumptuous detail and description, that it can only be e [...]

    9. 236. El amor en los tiempos del cólera = Love in the time of cholera, Gabriel García MárquezLove in the Time of Cholera (Spanish: El amor en los tiempos del cólera) is a novel by Nobel prize winner Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez first published in Spanish in 1985. Alfred A. Knopf published an English translation in 1988, and an English-language movie adaptation was released in 2007. The main characters of the novel are Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. Florentino and Fermina fall [...]

    10. I feel suspicious about the fact that I didn't fall for this book the way Florentino Ariza fell for Fermina Daza. I am compelled to blame my lack of appreciation on poor reader comprehension rather than GGM'S writing, because only one of us won the nobel prize and I'm pretty sure it wasn't me. However, I'm no idiot either, so I'll at least take the liberty to explain my grievances: 1. As a synesthete, I found Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza's names to be WAY too similar. They look the same; I [...]

    11. One of the few writers I have read who can show sex convincingly on the page, so that it reinforces character and extends action, and doesn't become a narrative sinkhole in which entropy prevails.Depressingly great. One of those books one knows one could never write yet still one wishes -- pointlessly -- that one could do so.Laden with vivid detail. It moves almost flawlessly, from sequence to sequence with nary a foot put wrong in terms of diction or tone.Relentless storytelling, like diamonds [...]

    12. When glistening drops of dew swivelled across the leaves,When hazy films of sun lifted their candid veils;When morning spring walked the aisle of the autumn road,I saw a face whose reflection, since years, I have behold.In envious vanity, she swayed her hair,In rapturous youth, she erred everywhere;But stoic her nod was to my pure passionWhich sent me blazing waves of heartburn.Running behind her, became my moral; Worshipping her being, was a religion;In those auburn eyes, my heart would lie sti [...]

    13. بالرغم من النحس المبالغ فيه المصاحب لمحاولاتي لإنهاء الرواية ، إلا إنها رااااااااااائعة ومذهلة ، عمري في حياتي ما اتسرقت في الحكاية قد ما اتسرقت في الرواية دي ، دخل بيا من حدوتة لحدوتة ، أحداث قديمة في أحداث جديدة ، رغم إن فيرمينا داثا هي في رأيي بطلة الرواية إلا إنه ما حكاش ع [...]

    14. Remember me with a rose.That pressed flower kept long ago in a favorite book did not appear conceited of its appearance. There was no sheen, no fragrance, no guard of pricking thorns and yet it carried a delightful reminder of a time when the first wary step towards love awakened feverish fantasies about a world where poets find their rhymes, writers find their stories and romantics find the gleeful manifestation of an incurable disease. So when I read about a 'Love' which bloomed and survived i [...]

    15. This book contains the most single lines in one work that I wish to lift from their pages and paste around my house so that I may bask in their glory on a daily basis.Reading other reviews of this text always puzzles me. No, I don't need everyone to love what I love to the extent that I love it, but it just seems that those who detest it have really suffered a failure at literacy. With the risk of further offense, I will state that I believe the culprit is that cute little "Oprah's Book Club." T [...]

    16. I'm a GGM fan and as such, I am utterly incapable of approaching one of his books with objectivity. One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of my all time favorites and I did not expect to enjoy Love in the Time of Cholera as much as that book - probably because of all the hype it's received on it's 20th anniversary and as a result of Oprah lauding it. Well, color me stupefied, I loved it even more than 100 Years.Yes, this is a love story of sorts - it spans more than 5 decades and the 'lovers' at [...]

    17. بغض النظر عن الهراء الذي كتبته بالأسفل والذي تركته فقط للعودة بعد خمس سنوات ومعرفة أنني كنت أحمقًا كبيرًا الحمد لله بسم الله ما شاء الله، باختصار شديد رأيي يتلخص في نقطتين: هذه واحدة من أعظم الروايات التي قرأتها في حياتي ولا زلت أتذكرها حتى الآنمبدئياً : العنوانحينما كنت أسم [...]

    18. “Too much love is as bad for this as no love at all.” -------Florentino Ariza, Love in the Time of Cholera. How right. For, this book is about everything but love. Or is it? Could it be about chasing the notion of love? The notion which becomes as chronic as the Cholera itself and which leaves its patient a midst a ceaseless mourning?It seems so to be the case with Florentino Ariza, who, for more than half a century, attires himself as one in mourning of a rejected love while still trying to [...]

    19. Lush, sensual and poetic in its prose, Marquez spins a vivid tale about a man's love for a woman that waits fifty years to come to fruition. Beneath the imagery and romance, however, lies Marquez's sharp observations on the nature of relationships, marriage and old age all told with Marquez's brand of humor, wisdom and unflinching veracity.his book is not about the relationship of Fermina and Florentino. The book is about love in all of its forms, and the characters in the book exist as vehicles [...]

    20. Márquez sends message to anyone who will attempt to write a romance novel after Love in the Time of Cholera. (view spoiler)[no offence intended to writers of romance. (hide spoiler)]There are many wonderful reviews of the book on here, so I will abstain from indulging in lengthy reflections, but I cannot leave this space unfilled without recording a short paean born out of the immense aesthetic pleasure, and grief, and education, this book afforded me.Stretching a notion to its limits would ult [...]

    21. I did not enjoy this at all. This is a book about a weak man excessively obsessed with a married woman for over 50 years. He pines his time away with 622 sexual encounters that he records and we have to read through. The book is SLOW! He is sickly obsessed. He's a pervert, possibly a pedophile. He finally is reunited with his true love when she is in her 80's and then he describes their bodies and love life. Don't recommend this to anyone! This is not what true love is is a book about obsession [...]

    22. This was a sad reread. I first read this about a decade ago and loved it. I remember being blown away by the beautiful writing and the incredible love that Florentino felt for Fermina — he continued to love her even though she married another man, and he waited more than 50 years before he could be with her again.I decided to reread the novel by listening to it on audio (performed by Armando Durán), and this time, I was so creeped out by Florentino that I didn't enjoy the book as I had wished [...]

    23. مرة بيسألوا أبو ماركيز بيقولوا له :انت عمرك ما فكرت تكتب رواية ؟ فرد عليهم وقال:الفكرة الوحيدة اللي امتلكها علشان اكتب عنها رواية كانت قصة حبي لزوجتي،لكن غابو سبقني وكتب الرواية دي،يعني أمام قصة غرام أسطورية في المطلق لكن ماتزال بذرتها حقيقية 100%،فهي قصة حب والد ماركيز ووالد [...]

    24. Love. It’s amazing how something so often spoken, so easily expressed, so readily written, is so very misunderstood. What is this four letter word that we worship and live for? Reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in Time of Cholera made me understand one thing. I should not aim to understand it. For love is immeasurable. It is formed by its giver and is shaped by its object. Every love is different, as everyone is different. Florentino Ariza’s love is silent, but as sturdy and intense as [...]

    25. In an unstated city (Cartagena, in an unnamed country, Colombia), was born an illegitimate son by a rich father, and a poor peasant woman, in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The married man never confirmed publicly this, dying young The struggling mother tried very hard to survive, Transito Ariza gave her only name to her child, she had, Florentino Ariza. The bright lad grew up rather aimless, and lazy, nothing was important, or interested him, the mother supported them selling notio [...]

    26. A mesmerizing tale of love as an obsessive disease or an endless journey on a river. A young telegraph operator, Florentina, falls for a schoolgirl, Fermina, but he is rejected as unworthy by her father. Through secret letters he successfully woos her, but she changes her mind, judging it as nothing more than a fantasy. She later submits to a proper suitor, Dr. Urbino, respected for his work fighting cholera. Florentina never stops loving her and hopelessly waits while pursuing numerous surrepti [...]

    27. من مدت‌ها درباره‌ي اين موضوع تعمق كرده‌ام و چون مدت زماني، خيلي برايم مهم شده بود شب و روز غرق اين فكر بودم كه: چرا زن و مرد پس از اين‌كه مدتي از زمان ازدواجشان گذشت و ازدواجشان "دچار" مقوله‌ي "زمان" شد، نسبت به يكديگر سرد مي‌شوند؟و يا حضور يكديگر برايشان عادي مي‌شود؟و يا به [...]

    28. Mετα τα 100 χρόνια μοναξιάς δήλωσα αμετανόητη φάν του Μάρκες. Η ικανότητα του να φτιάχνει ολόκληρους κόσμους, να σκιαγραφεί τους χαρακτήρες του, να μιλάει με τόση τρυφερότητα και να παρατηρεί καταστάσεις όπως τον έρωτα, το πάθος, την αγάπη, τον θάνατο, τα γηρατεία, τον γάμο και [...]

    29. In a word: disappointing. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA is held up as a Classic Love Story for the Timeless Ages. I was prepared to be Swept Away By A Passionate Tale. Instead, I plodded through it - on the Metro, on the beach, on my lunch break, waiting for the moment when it would All Be Worth It. I am still waiting. Here are the difficulties:1. The hero is a pedophile. Really. I can account for differences of culture and era, but I cannot get past the romantic hero being a sexual predator, whos [...]

    30. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera: "it was inevitable: The smell of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."I saved my favorite opening phrase for my last. When we realize that cyanide smells like bitter almonds, this phrase opens like a lotus flower revealing an amazing amount of depth, sensuality, and irony. The entire book is going to be about unrequited love as we as told here. The reader's curiosity is also piqued by the questioning of where the [...]

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