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Love in the Time of Cholera Essay | Critical Essay #3

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Critical Essay #3

In the following review, Eder places Love in the Time of Cholera in the tradition of magic realism, explaining that in the static, inert world of García Marquez's novel "the sole principle of order ... consists of the extraordinary sweetness he finds in his characters. "

The city, ancient, decaying, tropical, lies at the mouth of Colombia's Magdalena River. Weeds grow in the cracks of 17th-Century palaces; the sewers are open, and the corpses of victims of endemic cholera float downstream from the hinterland. It is a city "where flowers rusted and salt corroded."

It is scene of Gabriel García Marquez's magnificent new novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, a book that moves a triple romance, spanning more than a half-century, through a rich, comical and totally still world that could be the dream of a prodigious sleeper lashed to the bed.

García...

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