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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A short pamphlet containing two magical realist short stories by Gabriel Garca Mrquez. Strange, wondrous things happen in these two short stories, which are both the perfect introduction to Gabriel Garca Mrquez, and a wonderful read for anyone who loves the magic and marvels of his novels.After days of rain, a couple find an old man with huge wings in their courtyard in 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' -- but is he an angel?Accompanying 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings' is the short story 'The Sea of Lost Time', in which a seaside town is brought back to life by a curious smell of roses. 'The most important writer of fiction in any language' Bill Clinton 'Marquez has influenced the world' Carolina Herrera 'Mrquez is wonderful on the transformative and redemptive powers of love . . . storytelling magic' Tatler Gabriel Garca Mrquez (1927- ) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. His most recent book, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, is his first new novel to be published in a decade and is available as a Penguin Paperback. He is the author of several novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories, including Leaf Storm (1955); One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967); The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975); Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
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thebitchingbibliophile
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Gabriel García Márquez's “The Very Old Man With Enormous Wings“ serves as a profound exploration of irony and hypocrisy within the context of fear of the unknown and the concept of “otherness.“ By examining the characters' behaviors and interactions, we uncover a rich tapestry of critique aimed at societal norms, religion, and the inherent flaws of humanity.

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elizabethlk
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is an incredible use of magical realism and symolism, and is beautifully written and translated. Be sure to let us know your thoughts. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend it for sure. Full review in the link. #litereads
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Psychsquirrel Such an amazing story! 4y
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elizabethlk
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Magical realism is a significant portion of literature, and Garcia Marquez really brought magical realism to the masses in a big way. What do you think of Garcia Marquez's use of magical realism in this story? What do you think of magical realism in general? #litereads

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elizabethlk
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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This is only the third story we have read in translation for #litereads but it is a broad area to consider overall. What do you think of reading a story in a language other than the one ot was originally written in? What do you think of this translation specifically?

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elizabethlk
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings has a lot of ways to interpret the themes of the story. What thematic elements stood out the most to you? Why? Is there something about the themes that connected to you in a personal way? #litereads

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elizabethlk
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Our latest #litereads selection is the classic story from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. You can find links to read the story via text or audio in our intro post below. Be sure to let us know what you think of the story!
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AlfredLordTennisAnyone
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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"Alien to the impertinances of the world, he only lifted his antiquarian eyes and murmured something in his dialect....his only supernatural virtue seemed to be patience."

#marquez is like a floating island: beauty, movement, impossibility. I like his short stories, specifically this one, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" - alluring and magically surreal, yet wise in the way that only he is.
#gabrielgarciamarquez #averyoldmanwithenormouswings

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GinEyre22
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#autumnreads Day 7: Hispanic authors