Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen

Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen Admired by millions across the world Gabriel Garc a M rquez first came to prominence as an imaginative writer of genius with his fantastical novel One Hundred Years of Solitude published by Penguin

Admired by millions across the world, Gabriel Garc a M rquez first came to prominence as an imaginative writer of genius with his fantastical novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, published by Penguin in 1972 Alternately enchanting and disconcerting, the four tales in this volume describe the frailty of humanity and the bewitching force of the imagination, in a world whereAdmired by millions across the world, Gabriel Garc a M rquez first came to prominence as an imaginative writer of genius with his fantastical novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, published by Penguin in 1972 Alternately enchanting and disconcerting, the four tales in this volume describe the frailty of humanity and the bewitching force of the imagination, in a world where the lines between reality and dream are hopelessly blurred.

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  1. Gabriel Jos de la Concordia Garc a M rquez was a Colombian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist Garc a M rquez, familiarly known as Gabo in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.He studied at the University of Bogot and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York He wrote many acclaimed non fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude 1967 and Love in the Time of Cholera 1985 His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magical realism, which uses magical elements and events in order to explain real experiences Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo, and most of them express the theme of solitude.Having previously written shorter fiction and screenplays, Garc a M rquez sequestered himself away in his Mexico City home for an extended period of time to complete his novel Cien a os de soledad, or One Hundred Years of Solitude, published in 1967 The author drew international acclaim for the work, which ultimately sold tens of millions of copies worldwide Garc a M rquez is credited with helping introduce an array of readers to magical realism, a genre that combines conventional storytelling forms with vivid, layered fantasy.Another one of his novels, El amor en los tiempos del c lera 1985 , or Love in the Time of Cholera, drew a large global audience as well The work was partially based on his parents courtship and was adapted into a 2007 film starring Javier Bardem Garc a M rquez wrote seven novels during his life, with additional titles including El general en su laberinto 1989 , or The General in His Labyrinth, and Del amor y otros demonios 1994 , or Of Love and Other Demons Arabic Hebrew

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  1. Having read One Hundred Years of Solitude with much distaste tempering my awed response to the sheer pace and poetry, I was surprised to enjoy this collection so thoroughly Marquez is at his most effervescent and economical and his ideas sparkle with ingenuity.



  2. Probably like 3.5 starsI really want to write a short film based on the story The Woman Who Came at Six O Clock.



  3. Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen by Gabriel Garcia Marquez comprises of four 4 short stories, namely 1 Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen2 I Only Came to Use the Phone 3 The Woman Who Came at Six O Clock4 Light is Like WaterFirst of all, I would like to commend the book cover of this book it immediately caught my attention, since it really had a pretty book cover as well as an interesting title I liked the stories in this book My favorite was the second story, which was I Only Came to Use the Phone , fo [...]


  4. A Pocket Penguin 70 year publication a excerpt of short stories by GGM Three taken from Strange Pilgrims, the third story from Collected Stories.Plotlines given away, so a spoiler it is view spoiler Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen A religious woman, an unsuccessful pilgrimage to meet the pope stays in a hotel, a floor above seventeen Englishmen 2 5 I Only Came to Use the Phone a horror story of circumstance A woman whose car breaks down attempts to solicit help to use their telephone, only to be l [...]


  5. This little book contains four short stories by Marquez, playing with reality and dream in quite an ingenious manner I found I only came to use the phone about a girl only wanting to use the phone but ending up in a mental asylum particularly frightening Very nightmarish.



  6. Marquez s writing is excellent, fascinating and above board In Seventeen poisined Englishmen the journey of a widow from South America, fulfilling her dream of travelling to Rome to see the Pope, is described It focuses on her arrival and stay in Naples and her bewilderment caused by the alien surroundings The woman who came at six o clock demonstrates how an apoarently simple conversation between two people can be full of life, detail and surprises a masterclass in short story writing.The other [...]


  7. This is a collection of four short stories, ranging from the beautiful and fantastic to simple and quite real He deals with so many topics using intriguing characters My favorite story in the collection is called Light is Like Water and is a wonderful piece about the power of imagination Two young boys who used to live by the sea, and now find themselves in a apartment in Madrid have daring aquatic adventure in a sea of light They buy themselves a boat, scuba gear and explore the depths of the l [...]


  8. This is a great series of short pocket penguin books that really give a good taste of an author s style.Marquez is one of my mother s favourite authors and after reading this small colletion of short stories, I have further motivation to read some Marquez s style is very gentle and rich with the scene Certainly, this was a very easy read, but a lovely one at that.


  9. The story I only came to use the phone alone is worth five stars A truly scary and vivid account of a woman accidentally emprisoned in a mental institution Wonderfully told, with lively language, drily yet full of life A great introduction to G rcia M rquez.


  10. My favourite is I only came to use the phone , that is a five star story by Gabo Three stars for The Woman who came at six o clock The other two stories were very plain just two stars for them.


  11. Four short stories from the master of magic realism that make for a fast and racy read The story I only Came to Use the Phone quietly disturbed me.


  12. loved these short stories, capturing characters in a world where the lines between reality and dream are hopelessly blurred Favorite I only Came to Use the Phone , brilliantly scary.



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