No One Writes to the Colonel

Gabriel García Márquez

10-11-22

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10-11-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Literary

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“García Márquez creates an absolute jewel of a novella in No One Writes to the Colonel, a story that evokes the entire range of human emotions from misplaced hope to blackest cynicism.” Oprah.com

Set in the decaying Colombian town of Macondo, the Colonel is scraping together the money for food and medicine. It is the Colonel’s rooster that gives him hope for a better future as it has become a symbol of defiance in the face of despair.

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“García Márquez creates an absolute jewel of a novella in No One Writes to the Colonel, a story that evokes the entire range of human emotions from misplaced hope to blackest cynicism.” Oprah.com

“García Márquez’s style is direct and matter-of-fact; in attitude, he accepts these characters with the same inevitability as they accept the heat and the rain.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[These stories] are told in spare, unpretentious, but picturesque prose, compassionate of human frailty but also rich in wit and irony. The characters are all too human, alternately humorous and tragic.” Library Journal

“This collection of short stories is a listening treat that provides a kaleidoscopic view of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s fictional town of Macondo. Each of the four narrators is paired with specific stories, and their performances offer both variety and enthusiasm.” AudioFile

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Release Date October 11, 2022
Language English
Genre Fiction, General, Literary, Short Stories (single author)
Author Bio
Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) was an author, journalist, and novelist who is considered one of the most influential writers of the twenty-first century, particularly in the Spanish language. He was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature Among his many books are The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Set in the decaying Colombian town of Macondo, the Colonel is scraping together the money for food and medicine. It is the Colonel’s rooster that gives him hope for a better future as it has become a symbol of defiance in the face of despair.