Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado

Front Cover
Grupo Editorial Random House Mondadori, 2006 - 79 pages
0 Reviews
"íNada se parece tanto al infierno como un matrimonio feliz!" Así inicia Graciela -esposa de un hombre acomodado, en la antesala de las bodas de plata de su matrimonio- su monólogo, su diálogo frustrado más bien, sobre la dicha y la infelicidad íntima, sobre el paralelismo entre el ascenso social y el crecimiento del desamor. Graciela se dirige a su marido; pero este es un maniquí, un objeto sobre el que proyectar el desencanto de una vida jalonada de pérdidas: de la confianza en él, del respeto por él, del valor de sus sentimientos hacia él. Todo para saber que, a pesar de sus rencores, ni siquiera le queda el consuelo de decirle que no le ama. Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado, monólogo en un acto, es la reconstrucción de una vida compartida y un retrato de una mujer presa de un amor que sabe que no podrá compartir, atenazada por una "soledad sonora" sin mística pero con sordina.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2006)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia. After studying law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, he became a journalist. In 1965, he left journalism, to devote himself to writing. Acclaimed for both his craft and his imagination, he has been called a master of myth and magical realism (a style of literature that makes use of fantastical, highly improbable, and sometimes supernatural events and characters). In his novels and stories he has created a fictional world out of his memories of the dust, rain, and boredom of life in an isolated Colombian community. His stories depict a world shaped by myth, history, politics, and nature. Garcia Marquez first created Macondo, his fictional town, in his short story collections Leaf Storm (1955) and No One Writes to the Colonel (1961), but it was the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) that brought both Macondo and Garcia Marquez to world attention. One Hundred Years of Solitude traces a century in the town's history, from its founding through its destruction by a cyclone. Skillfully blending the fantastic, the mythical, and the commonplace in a humorous and powerful narrative, Garcia Marquez tells a moving tale of people locked in an isolation, partly of their own making and partly due to U.S. and European cultural and political domination of Latin America. With this work, Garcia Marquez established himself internationally as a major novelist, and his reputation has continued to grow since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.

Bibliographic information