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Master storyteller, Marquez creates rich characters and steamy settings evocative of his native
Columbia. The story of lost love and a kind of reunion.
As a young woman, Fermina Daza kept a lengthy and passionate correspondence with Florentino Ariza, who was socially her inferior, but was desperately in love with her. They became engaged through their letters, exchanged through hiding places and telegrams in code. But one day, when Fermina Daza comes close to Florentino Ariza in the market, she feels suddenly ill and tells him it was all a mistake. more ..(© New York University)


Websites about Love in the Time of Cholera

Author Biography:

Gabriel García Marquez was born in 1928 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparent - his grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as a journalist. More...

http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1982/marquez-bio.html (Nobel Foundation)

Websites about Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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