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Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera


by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera Resources


Gabo at "The Modern World"

Collected by Allen B. Ruch, a comprehensive guide to all things García Márquez:  articles, speeches, bibliography, and more.

García Márquez, the Man Behind the Prize.

García Márquez's bio on the Nobel Prize website. Gabo won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

"Magical Realism" Definition 1

We're including three websites featuring discussions of magical realism, its defining characteristics, and its pitfalls.  You'll notice that there's no consensus on what the term means – feel free to jump into the debate. This first definition and discussion comes from Emory University professor Lindsay Moore.

"Magical Realism" Definition 2

David Mullen explains why the use of the term "magical realism" can be problematic.

"Magical Realism" Definition 3

An entire online magazine devoted to magical realism.

Movie or TV Productions

Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

The film stars Javier Bardem in the role of Florentino and Benjamin Bratt as Dr. Juvenal Urbino, and features music by Colombian artist Shakira.

Articles and Interviews

They liked it!

Original New York Times book review on the occasion of the novel's 1988 English language release.  Author Michiko Kakutani calls it "radiant."  Nice.

Is cheating in the eye of the beholder?

According to this New York Times article, it may be.  This presents some statistics on marital infidelity and how it is perceived in different countries.

Gabo's Inspiration

García Márquez based Love in the Time of Cholera on his parents' love story.  Read all about it in this short article, called "Serenade:  How My Father Won My Mother," published in The New Yorker in 2001.

Will he or won't he?

Many critics believe that Gabo has written his last novel.  Here, García Márquez dispels rumors that he's stopped writing in his old age.  Will he publish another novel in his lifetime?  We'll have to wait and see!

Nobel Prize Lecture

Check out García Márquez's deliver his Nobel Prize lecture, translate into English.


2007 Film

Watch a trailer for the movie here. Doesn't look entirely true to the novel…

"Hay Amores" music video

From the soundtrack to the 2007 movie, Shakira's music video "Hay amores" ("There are loves").  All those candles on the stairs are really romantic and all, but they look like an accident waiting to happen, Shakira.  Fire safety!


"Screenwriter Adapts 'Love' to the Silver Screen"

Listen to a 2007 NPR <em>All Things Considered</em> episode about the making of the film.

Digested Classics

his Guardian podcast "summarises and satirises classic novels." This link goes to the eight-minute summary of Love in the Time of Cholera.



Gabriel García Márquez in 2009.

Book Cover

Oh, that pesky parrot!

Movie Poster

From the 2007 film.

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