Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera Resources
Collected by Allen B. Ruch, a comprehensive guide to all things García Márquez: articles, speeches, bibliography, and more.
García Márquez's bio on the Nobel Prize website. Gabo won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
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.
David Mullen explains why the use of the term "magical realism" can be problematic.
An entire online magazine devoted to magical realism.
Movie or TV Productions
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
Original New York Times book review on the occasion of the novel's 1988 English language release. Author Michiko Kakutani calls it "radiant." Nice.
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.
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.
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!
Check out García Márquez's deliver his Nobel Prize lecture, translate into English.
Watch a trailer for the movie here. Doesn't look entirely true to the novel…
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!
Listen to a 2007 NPR <em>All Things Considered</em> episode about the making of the film.
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.
Oh, that pesky parrot!
From the 2007 film.