Love in the Time of Cholera Essay

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In this review, Franco notes that in Love in the Time of Cholera García Marquez sets his love story against a background of decay and mortality, explaining that "the humor and pathos of aging and death are subjects that have obsessed García Marquez from his earliest writings. "

In 1948, as a young journalist in Barranquilla, Gabriel Garcia Marquez amused his readers by comparing love to a liver disease that could lead to the fatal complication of suicide Four decades later, he recognizes that it is love that keeps readers turning the pages. That is why, despite its apocalyptic undertones, Love in the Time of Cholera has already sold over a million copies in Europe and Latin America.

Set in a stagnant tropical port at the turn of the century, Love in the Time of Cholera tells the story of Florentino Ariza's prolonged passion for Fermina...

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