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Leaf Storm and Other Stories

Gabriel Garcia Márquez

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ISBN 10: 0060127791 / ISBN 13: 9780060127794
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Blue cloth with gilt lettering and green cover decoration. Hint of bump to head and heel of spine and tips of corners. Previous owner bookplate neatly adhered to front pastedown. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ with $6.50 price shows light rubbing to all edges, chips and small tears to head and heel of spine. "Leaf Storm (La Hojarsca) is the first book Márquez wrote. He began it when he was nineteen; it was published eith years later. Grim, iconic, powerful, Leaf Storm creates a mysterious and ominous atmosphere that lingers on the reader's mind. The six shorter stories are all marvelously original and different. They tell of such things as a drowned man whose appearance changes the life and patterns of a village, the strange last voyage of a ghost ship and a man with enormous wings. An experience that is enhanced by Gregory Rabassa's superb translation." (from the jacket). Bookseller Inventory # D90915

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Title: Leaf Storm and Other Stories

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Stated First Edition.

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As a blizzard of warehouses and amusement parlours and slums descends on the small town of Macondo, the inhabitants reel at the accompanying stench of rubbish that makes their home unrecognisable. When the banana company leaves town as fast as it arrived, all they are left with is a void of decay. Living in this devastated and soulless wasteland is one last honourable man, the Colonel, who is determined to fulfil a longstanding promise, no matter how unpalatable it may be. With the death of the detested Doctor, he must provide an honourable burial - and incur the wrath of the rest of Macondo, who would rather see the Doctor rot, forgotten and unattended.

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'Garcia Marquez has extraordinary strength and firmness of imagination and writes with the calmness of a man who knows exactly what wonders he can perform. Strange things happen in the land of Marquez. As with Emerson, Poe, Hawthorne, every sentence breaks the silence of a vast emptiness, the famous New World 'solitude' that is the unconscious despair of his characters but the sign of Marquez's genius.'

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