La hojarasca

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Editorial Sudamericana, 1969 - Foreign Language Study - 133 pages
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"La hojarasca" (1955) narra la historia de Macondo desde 1903 a 1928, ano en que nacio Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Esta historia se cuenta en los monologos de tres personajes de una misma familia; un viejo coronel; Isabel, su hija; y el hijo de Isabel. Los tres meditan y recuerdan junto al cadaver de un amigo de la familia, un medico taciturno y misterioso que se ha suicidado. Macondo muestra y revela por primera vez su atmosfera de epidemias, maravillas y catastrofes.

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Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927. After studying law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, he became a journalist. In 1965, he left journalism, to devote himself to writing. His works included Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, The Evil Hour, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Clandestine in Chile, and the memoir Living to Tell the Tale. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He died on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.

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