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Strange Pilgrims Paperback – Nov 4 1994


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks; Reprint edition (Nov. 4 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140239405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140239409
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,394,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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HE SAT ON a wooden bench under the yellow leaves in the deserted park, contemplating the dusty swans with both his hands resting on the silver handle of his cane, and thinking about death. Read the first page
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By Anon on March 24 2013
Format: Paperback
I read this collection probably almost 10 years ago and I still remember details of many of the stories. My favorite is the one in the airplane. I can still see the hushed warmth of the plane's interior and the beautiful woman in my mind. Marquez is a master of style, plot and characters. Most writers, even good ones, can only master one or two of the three. Everything about these stories is perfect.
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By natalie on May 16 2004
Format: Paperback
The stories in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book are so beautiful. He has managed to write stories about things that people go through in life but in a way that no one could describe. I thought that the story "Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane" was wonderful and it seemed so different from most stories. I loved this book and if you like stories that have a little bit of a twist to them read this book.
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Although these stories were at time confusing, I kept feeling like I needed to read them again. Each time I finished a story, I felt like the characters needed to be heard over and over, that if I closed the book, their individual fears would take over them. It is rare that books can convince you of a fictional character's reality. I read this book for a summer reading project going into 12th grade and wondered after finishing it 'why did they wait so long to assign this? Why didn't I read it on my own?' Awesome book, definitely a must-read.
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In twelve short stories, Garcia Marquez proves that he is not only capable of writing deeply, he is capable of writing concisely. The stories in this book are extremely thought provoking, relating to the human spirit and little oddities about people.
There is one story in particular that I will not forget. It is about a woman who gets stranded with a flat tire, and hitches a ride with a bus to a mental institution. The story unfolds from there, and I don't think I have ever felt so deeply troubled by a single story like I was in this case. Of the twelve stories, I liked 8 or 9, the others were a little boring (or maybe I did not get them). I highly recommend it, especially for those who do not have the patience to read GM's "One Hundred Years of SOlitude" and would like an intro to the author.
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Format: Paperback
Where is the name of the translator anywhere in this listing or the excerpted pages? Is it the great Gregory Rabassa, recipient of a lifetime achievement award from PEN? Or someone else? ¡Ayúdame, por favor!
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By Julie S. on Sept. 27 2001
Format: Paperback
I have a soft spot for Garcia Marquez, but really, these are unforgettable.
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By A Customer on April 21 2001
Format: Paperback
While they are a wee bit on the light side, these stories are extremely powerful. The prose simply pulls you in, and by the end you are left exhausted. Garcia Marquez writes beautifully.
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