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Do you need anything else? He visits us now and then.
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He was ruined by that business. Are you interested in art?
The Trail of Blood (Spanish)
Fine arts. He presents his arguments with great skill. Read the article on page two. They sell sporting goods. Let's roast the chestnuts. It's roasting in this room. The balloon went up slowly. He was promoted three times in one year. The bill amounted to pesos. He refused the food with disgust. Those things disgust me. Don't come near me; you're filthy. He turns up his nose at everything. He fastened the horse's pack with a rope. I assure you everything will be ready on time. He maintains it's true. The baggage is insured. First make sure the information's correct.
He took out accident insurance. That's the way it is. You must do it this way. And so they decided to act immediately.
I don't say it without reason. I'll let you know as soon as I get there. Your attendance isn't necessary. I took care of him during his illness. Were you present at the meeting? The wash'll have to be put in the sun to dry. They were taking a sun bath on the beach. He put his head out of the window. It's forbidden to lean out of windows.
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I can't find the keyhole.
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I've never seen such a scatterbrain. What an attractive woman! She's very pretty but she has no appeal. She's back there with some friends. Don't back up; there's a tree behind you. He looked back. She stayed behind with some friends. This'll delay my trip a long time. I have to set my watch back; it's very fast.
My watch loses ten minutes a day. I think we're getting behind in this work. The backwardness of that country's well known. The bullet pierced his arm. I've crossed the Atlantic several times. A truck stopped crosswise in the middle of the road. He doesn't dare to tell me. What a horrible thing! An automobile ran over him. If you want to do a good job, don't rush through it. We can't tolerate such an outrage. Three pedestrians were victims of an accident.
So much noise rattles me. He was stunned and didn't know what to answer. We can still get there on time. Even now it wouldn't be possible. He hasn't come yet. Even if he doesn't come we'll have to begin. Though I wasn't born in the country, I know it very well. He left the class because he was feeling sick. Is there enough room in the car for everybody? Which is cheaper, the bus or the street car? He couldn't maintain his authority. They reported it to the authorities. The car moved very slowly.
We're not making any progress in our work. The floods ruined the crops. He agreed to what they said. He's a very promising young man. He gets ahead of everybody in his work. He shamed his whole family by his conduct. After he said it, he was ashamed. The mechanic repaired the damage without delay.
The shipment was damaged by the rain. Margarito lost his wife shortly after the birth of their only daughter and she died soon after at the age of seven from an essential fever. Eleven years after her death the villagers are forced to move their loved ones from the cemetery to another location as the space is needed for a new dam; when his daughter is unearthed she is found to be still intact and completely weightless. The villagers decide that she is a saint and pool funds to send Margarito with his daughter's body to Rome. There he meets the narrator at the pensione where they are both staying.
Nothing seems to come from his inexhaustible attempts to canonize his daughter and he eventually loses contact with the narrator and other characters of the story. However, twenty-two years later, and after the death of four popes, Margarito and the narrator meet again by chance and the narrator finds that Margarito is still waiting for his daughter's recognition as a saint, it is then that the narrator realizes that the true saint of the story is really Margarito.
The narrator states, "Without realizing it, by means of his daughter's incorruptible body and while he was still alive, he had spent twenty-two years fighting for the legitimate cause of his own canonization. By coincidence, she happened to be his neighbor on the plane he was taking later; the story expresses a voyeuristic adoration. One day while the narrator was having breakfast in the morning at the Havana Riviera Hotel, a gigantic wave crushed down "like an explosion of dynamite" on the shore and picked up several cars.
Under one of smashed cars was found a smashed a woman wearing "a gold ring shaped like a serpent, with emerald eyes", and her eyes and ring reminded the narrator "an unforgettable woman" who used to wear "a similar ring on her right forefinger" whom he met thirty-four years earlier in Vienna which was an old imperial city then. When she was asked "how she had come to be in a world so distant and different from the windy cliffs of Quindio, she answered "I sell my dreams. She was the third of eleven children born to a prosperous shopkeeper in old Caldas.
In her childhood her dreams began to show oracular qualities. In her youth she turned her dreams into a source of earnings. One night she told the narrator to leave Vienna. Considering her conviction real, the narrator boarded the last train to Rome that same night and "considered himself a survivor of some catastrophe". Later the narrator happened to meet Pablo Neruda and they found that woman; by then the woman earned affluence by selling dreams, they spent time together for some days. One day Neruda "dreamed about that woman who dream ed "s. Later after Neruda "took his leave", the narrator met the woman and she said "I dreamed he Neruda was dreaming about me.
After the Havana Riviera disaster, the narrator met the Portuguese ambassador with whom that woman wearing a snake ring come and he asked him "what did she do? A woman's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she hitches a ride on a bus on its way to a mental institute. Before she knows what's happening, she has been admitted as a patient, her husband, referring to their trouble-ridden history, believes she has run off with another man. When she finally finds an opportunity to call him, he curses her and hangs up, she is forced to sleep with a guard to pass along the full message to her husband.
When he arrives, he takes the doctor's account to heart and leaves the woman at the hospital, where she eventually adopts the role of insanity imposed upon her by the medical staff. A family vacationing in Tuscany decides to spend the night in a castle owned by a friend; the builder of the castle, Ludovico, a renaissance nobleman, killed his bride in bed, before setting his dogs upon himself. The family, disregarding this as a ghost tale, goes to sleep in a creepy guest room, only to awake in the bedchamber of Ludovico, with fresh blood on the sheets and a scent of fresh strawberries in the air.
Maria dos Prazeres has recently had a vision of death at the age of seventy-six and wants to make all preparations before her death, she has picked out a plot for her burial on the hill cemetery, Montjuich. She meticulously trains her dog Noi to travel to the cemetery and to be able to pick out her grave on the vast hill so that he can visit and shed tears there every Sunday, she also makes sure her grave stone is nameless, like other anarchists chose under the Franco Regime.
She also held a long-standing relationship with the Count of Cardona, a man who worked under Francisco Franco, but the relationship was cut off because it had become stale. One rainy day in November, she gets a ride from the cemetery back home and she finds that she had made an error in interpreting her vision. An aging South American lady makes the long boat trip to Europe to see the pope and is disappointed to find herself surrounded by death. The narrator and his family have to seek shelter from the paranormal Catalan wind known as "Tramontana" while on vacation.
While their parents are away two young boys have the serenity of a peaceful summer holiday ruined by the intervention of a strict German nanny; the nanny named Miss Forbes treats the boys terribly making them stay locked in the house and eat the most disgusting of foods, while she is free to roam as she pleases and indulges herself in delicious meals. The boys poison her wine in an attempt to kill her. After they believe she is dead they go off to play; when they come back they find their house surrounded by police and investigators because the body of Miss Forbes was found dead, not by poison, but from multiple stab wounds on her body.
Two young boys ask for a boat in return for their good grades; when their parents finally buy them the rowboat, they break the light bulbs in their home and the light comes flowing out like water. They use the light to navigate around their home every Wednesday, and invite their friends to go sailing with them as well; the boys' friends end up drowning in the light. Billy Sanchez and Nena Daconte, children of two wealthy Colombian families, fly to Europe to celebrate their honeymoon.
Although married only three days, Nena is already two months pregnant. After she scrapes her ring finger on a rose thorn, the nearly imperceptible cut starts bleeding profusely. Nena is admitted to the intensive care unit of a Paris hospital. Visitation is permitted only one day a week so Billy must wait six days before he can see his wife again, he spends most of his time alone in a nearby hotel. Billy tries to visit Nena sooner but is thrown out of the hospital by a security guard.
He spots the physician who first evaluated Nena; the doctor regretfully announces that Nena bled to death sixty hours after hospital admission. Billy exits the hospital with thoughts of violence and revenge for his calamity. It gives its name to a short story collection. The colonel lives with his asthmatic wife in a small village under martial law; the action opens with the colonel preparing to go to the funeral of a town musician whose death is notable because he was the first to die from natural causes in many years.
The novel is set during the years of " La Violencia " in Colombia , when martial law and censorship prevail. The main characters of the novel are not named, adding to the feeling of insignificance of an individual living in Colombia. The colonel tries to sell their inheritance from their only son, now dead and the only reminder of his existence is a rooster that the colonel trains to take part in a cockfight. A motion picture based on the novella was made in A feature film based on the novella and titled Only Death Comes for Sure was released in ; the film was directed by Marina Tsurtsumiya.
August , paperback. Beatriz is her personal assistant; the book examines the first in a series of related kidnappings. German journalist Hero Buss was with them when they were taken. Musavi, together with his wife, Zahra Rahnavard , has been under house arrest since February After a week, some Persian book reference websites reported that News of a Kidnapping was among the best-selling "rare books" in Iran. News of a Kidnapping on e-notes. The novel was first published in Spanish in Alfred A. Knopf published an English translation in , an English-language movie adaptation was released in ; the main characters of the novel are Fermina Daza.
Florentino and Fermina fall in love in their youth. However, once Fermina's father, Lorenzo Daza, finds out about the two, he forces his daughter to stop seeing Florentino immediately; when she refuses, he and his daughter move in with his deceased wife's family in another city.
Regardless of the distance and Florentino continue to communicate via telegraph. However, upon her return, Fermina realizes that her relationship with Florentino was nothing but a dream since they are strangers. A young and accomplished national hero, Dr. Juvenal Urbino , begins to court her. Despite her initial dislike of Urbino, Fermina gives in to her father's persuasion and the security and wealth Urbino offers, they wed. Urbino is a medical doctor devoted to science, "order and progress", he is committed to the promotion of public works.
He is a rational man whose life is organized and who values his importance and reputation in society, he is a herald of modernization. After Fermina's engagement and marriage, Florentino swore to stay faithful and wait for her. However, his promiscuity gets the better of him. With all the women he is with, he makes sure that Fermina will never find out. Meanwhile and Urbino grow old together, going through happy years and unhappy ones and experiencing all the reality of marriage.
At an elderly age, Urbino attempts to get his pet parrot out of his mango tree, only to fall off the ladder he was standing on and die. After the funeral, Florentino proclaims his love for Fermina once again and tells her he has stayed faithful to her all these years. Hesitant at first because she is only widowed, finds his advances untoward, Fermina gives him a second chance.
They attempt a life together. Urbino proves in the end not to have been an faithful husband, confessing one affair to Fermina many years into their marriage. Though the novel seems to suggest that Urbino's love for Fermina was never as spiritually chaste as Florentino's was, it complicates Florentino's devotion by cataloging his many trysts as well as a few genuine loves.
By the end of the book, Fermina comes to recognize Florentino's wisdom and maturity, their love is allowed to blossom during their old age. Lorenzo Daza — Fermina Daza's father, a mule driver, he is revealed to have been involved in some illicit businesses to build his fortune. Jeremiah de Saint-Amour — The man whose suicide is introduced as the opening to the novel. Miss Barbara Lynch — The woman with whom Urbino confesses having had an affair, the only one during his long marriage.
C; the company which Florentino controls. At one point, it is revealed that the two share a deep respect even love, for each other, but will never be together, she has a maternal love for him as a result of his "charity" in rescuing her from the streets and giving her a job. Diego Samaritano — The captain of the riverboat on which Fermina and Florentino ride at the end of the novel. Her suicide illustrates the selfish nature of Florentino's love for Fermina; the story occurs in an unnamed port city somewhere near the Caribbean Sea and the Magdalena River.
While the city remains unnamed throughout the novel and names of places suggest it is based on Cartagena with the addition of the Magdalena River, which meets the sea at the nearby city of Barranquilla. The city's "steamy and sleepy streets, rat-infested sewers, old slave quarter, decaying colonial architecture, multifarious inhabitants" are mentioned variously in the text and mingle amid the lives of the characters. Locations within the story include: The house Fermina shares with her husband, Dr.
Juvenal Urbino ; the "transient hotel" where Florentino Ariza stays for a brief time. Ariza's office at the river company; the Arcade of the Scribes. The Magdalena River; some critics choose to consider Love in the Time of Cholera as a sentimental story about the enduring power of true love. Others criticize this opinion as being too simple.
Its mixture of genres makes The General in His Labyrinth difficult to classify, commentators disagree over where it lies on the scale between novel and historical account. Many prominent Latin American figures believed that the novel portrayed a negative image to the outside world of one of the region's most important historic figures. Most of Spanish America had gained independence by this date. Within a few decades of Christopher Columbus's landing on the coast of what is now Venezuela in , South America had been conquered by Spain and Portugal.
By the beginning of the 19th century, several factors affected Spain's control over its colonies: Napoleon's invasion of Spain in , the abdication of Charles IV , Ferdinand VII's renouncement of his right to succeed, the placement of Joseph Bonaparte on the Spanish throne. The colonies were cut off from Spain, the American and French Revolutions inspired many creoles—American-born descendants of Spanish settlers—to take advantage of Spanish weakness; as a result, Latin America was run by colonial self-governments. His dream of uniting the Spanish American nations under one central government was achieved.
However, shortly after the South American colonies became independent of Spain, problems developed in the capitals, civil wars were sparked in some provinces. Opposition to his presidency continued to increase, in , after 11 years of rule, he resigned as president of Gran Colombia. The General is preparing for his journey towards the port of Cartagena de Indias , intending to leave Colombia for Europe. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Nobel Prize in Literature , he pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism.
From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of foreign politics. In , he married Mercedes Barcha. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo , most of them explore the theme of solitude. Gabriel Eligio wooed Luisa with violin serenades, love poems, countless letters, telephone messages after her father sent her away with the intention of separating the young couple.
His grandfather, whom he called "Papalelo", was a Liberal veteran of the Thousand Days War ; the Colonel was considered a hero by Colombian Liberals and was respected. No matter how fantastic or improbable her statements, she always delivered them as if they were the irrefutable truth, it was a deadpan style that, some thirty years heavily influenced her grandson's most popular novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. There, he gained a reputation of being a timid boy who wrote humorous poems and drew humorous comic strips. Serious and little interested in athletic activities, he was called El Viejo by his classmates.
La metamorfosis by Fr.