SUMMER CATALOGUE OUT NOW: VIEW

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Yo No Vengo a Decir un Discurso

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

$41.95

Paperback

In stock
Ready to ship

QTY:

Vintage U S
26 October 2010
Literary essays; Languages & ESL; Spanish - Biography; Spanish - Non-fiction; Spanish - Languages
Series: Vintage Espanol
?

Que hago yo encaramado en esta percha de honor, yo que siempre he considerado los discursos como el mas terrorifico de los compromisos humanos? --Gabriel Garcia Marquez Los textos que Gabriel Garcia Marquez ha reunido en este libro fueron escritos por el autor con la intencion de ser leidos por el mismo en publico, ante una audiencia, y recorren practicamente toda su vida, desde el primero, que escribe a los diecisiete anos para despedir a sus companeros del curso superior en Zipaquira, hasta el que lee ante las Academias de la Lengua y los reyes de Espana al cumplir ochenta anos. Estos discursos del premio Nobel nos ayudan a comprender mas profundamente su vida y nos desvelan sus obsesiones fundamentales como escritor y ciudadano: su fervorosa vocacion por la literatura, la pasion por el periodismo, su inquietud ante el desastre ecologico que se avecina, su propuesta de simplificar la gramatica, los problemas de su tierra colombiana o el recuerdo emocionado de amigos escritores como Julio Cortazar o Alvaro Mutis, entre otros muchos.

El lector tiene entra sus manos el complemento indispensable a una obra narrativa que nos seguira hablando en un largo porvenir.

**** What am I doing here on this perch of honor, when I have always considered speeches the most terrifying of human obligations?

The speeches that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has gathered in this collection were written by the author with the intention of being read by him before an audience, and span the course of nearly his entire life; from the first, a farewell written at seventeen to his fellow students at Zipaquira, to his appearance before the Spanish-language Academies and the kings of Spain on his eightieth birthday. Combined, these speeches provide a more profound understanding of the life of this Nobel Prize winner, revealing his fundamental creative and civil obsessions: his intense aptitude for literature and writing; his passion for journalism; his concerns over looming environmental dangers; his proposal for the simplification of grammar; the problems facing his beloved Colombian homeland; and the loving memory of fellow writers like Julio Cortazar and Alvaro Mutis, among many others. In Yo no vengo a decir un discurso (I did not come to give a speech), the reader holds in his/her hands the essential complement to a body of work that will continue speaking to us for a long time to come.
By:   Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Imprint:   Vintage U S
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 201mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780307743459
ISBN 10:   0307743454
Series:   Vintage Espanol
Publication Date:   26 October 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Spanish
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Yo No Vengo a Decir un Discurso

Un asombroso contador de historias, tanto en la palabra orada como en la escrita. --Publisher's Weekly


See Also