Title: Leaf Storm and Other Stories
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: Stated First Edition.
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
Synopsis: Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez,, author of the "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera", portrays a food company violating a small Colombia town in his vivid and powerful novel Leaf Storm. 'Suddenly, as if a whirlwind had set down roots in the centre of the town, the banana company arrived, pursed by the leaf storm'. Drenched by rain, the town has been decaying ever since the banana company left. Its people are sullen and bitter, so when the doctor - a foreigner who ended up the most hated man in town - dies, there is no one to mourn him. But also living in the town is the Colonel, who is bound to honour a promise made many years ago. The Colonel and his family must bury the doctor, despite the inclination of their fellow inhabitants that his corpse be forgotten and left to rot. "The most important writer of fiction in any language". (Bill Clinton). "Marquez is a retailer of wonders". ("Sunday Times"). "An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny". ("Sunday Telegraph"). As one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories. Those published in translation by Penguin include "Autumn of the Patriarch", "Bon Voyage Mr. President", "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", "Collected Stories", "The General in his Labyrinth", "In Evil Hour", "Innocent Erendira and Other Stories", "Living to Tell the Tale", "Memories of My Melancholy Whores", "News of a Kidnapping", "No-one Writes to the Colonel", "Of Love and Other Demons", "The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor" and "Strange Pilgrims".
Contains Leaf Storm, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles, The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship, Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo, Nabo
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