♥ Book Title : In Evil Hour
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Evil Hour is the thrilling story of a Colombian society menaced by rumour and paranoia by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. As a small South American town sweats under an oppressive heat, an unknown person creeps through the night sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. When the contents of one poster lead to a murder, everyone knows that the town is threatened by a malevolent presence - but is there anything that the mayor, the doctor or the priest can do about it? 'In Evil Hour was the book which was to inspire my own career as a novelist. I owe my writing voice to that one book!' Jim Crace 'Belongs to the very best of Marquez's work . . . should on no account be missed' Financial Times 'A splendid achievement' The Times"Article| Gabriel Garcia Marquez| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Evil Hour in Colombia
☯ Full Synopsis : "The most up-to-date book on Colombia: from the mid-19th century to today's guerrilla narco-traffickers and paramilitaries."Article| Forrest Hylton| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : In Evil Hour
☯ Full Synopsis : "'César Montero was dreaming about elephants. He'd seen them at the movies on Sunday . . . ' Only moments later, César is arrested by police who clear the crowds away from the man he has just killed. But César is not the only man riled the rumours spread in his Colombian hometown - under the covers of darkness, someone creeps through the streets sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. Each night the respectable towns-folk retire to their beds fearful that they will be the subject of the following morning's lampoon's. As paranoia seeps through the town and the delicate veil of tranquilly begins to slip, can the perpetrator be uncovered before accusation and violence leave the inhabitants' sanity in tatters? In Evil Hour was the book which was to inspire my own career as a novelist. I owe my writing voice to that one book1' Jim Grace 'Belongs to the very best of Márquez 's work . . . should on no account be missed.' Financial Times 'A splendid achievement.' The Times"Article| Gabriel García Márquez| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : In Evil Hour
☯ Full Synopsis : ""In Evil Hour" takes place in a nameless Colombian village. Someone has been placing satirical pasquinades about the town, outlining the locals' shameful secrets. Some dismiss these as common gossip. However, when a man kills his wife's supposed lover after reading of her infidelity, the mayor decides that action is called for. He declares martial law and sends soldiers (really just armed thugs) to patrol the streets. He also uses the 'state of unrest' as an excuse to crack down on his political enemies."Article| Gabriel García Márquez| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Bloom's How to Write about Gabriel Garci ́a Ma ́rquez
☯ Full Synopsis : "Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man."Article| Eric L. Reinholtz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez
☯ Full Synopsis : "A nuanced, multifaceted view of Gabriel García Márquez is offered in this collection of interviews that starts with the years of his early phenomenal success and continues through his most recent turn-of-the-century exchanges. Simultaneous."Article| Gabriel García Márquez| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Satanic Epic
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Satan of Paradise Lost has fascinated generations of readers. This book attempts to explain how and why Milton's Satan is so seductive. It reasserts the importance of Satan against those who would minimize the poem's sympathy for the devil and thereby make Milton orthodox. Neil Forsyth argues that William Blake got it right when he called Milton a true poet because he was "of the Devils party" even though he set out "to justify the ways of God to men." In seeking to learn why Satan is so alluring, Forsyth ranges over diverse topics--from the origins of evil and the relevance of witchcraft to the status of the poetic narrator, the epic tradition, the nature of love between the sexes, and seventeenth-century astronomy. He considers each of these as Milton introduces them: as Satanic subjects. Satan emerges as the main challenge to Christian belief. It is Satan who questions and wonders and denounces. He is the great doubter who gives voice to many of the arguments that Christianity has provoked from within and without. And by rooting his Satanic reading of Paradise Lost in Biblical and other sources, Forsyth retrieves not only an attractive and heroic Satan but a Milton whose heretical energies are embodied in a Satanic character with a life of his own."Article| Neil Forsyth| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
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♥ Book Title : Burns and Other Poets
☯ Full Synopsis : "Focuses on Robert Burns's achievements as a poet and his special place in Scottish, English and Irish literary culture since the 18th century. Contributors include leading poet-critics such as award-winning Burns author Robert Crawford & Douglas Dunn,"Article| David Sergeant| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Evil Hours
☯ Full Synopsis : "“An essential book” on PTSD, an all-too-common condition in both military veterans and civilians (The New York Times Book Review). Post-traumatic stress disorder afflicts as many as 30 percent of those who have experienced twenty-first-century combat—but it is not confined to soldiers. Countless ordinary Americans also suffer from PTSD, following incidences of abuse, crime, natural disasters, accidents, or other trauma—yet in many cases their symptoms are still shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame. This “compulsively readable” study takes an in-depth look at the subject (Los Angeles Times). Written by a war correspondent and former Marine with firsthand experience of this disorder, and drawing on interviews with individuals living with PTSD, it forays into the scientific, literary, and cultural history of the illness. Using a rich blend of reporting and memoir, The Evil Hours is a moving work that will speak not only to those with the condition and to their loved ones, but also to all of us struggling to make sense of an anxious and uncertain time."Article| David J. Morris| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Powers of Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "Together with the late Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel laureate, stands at the pinnacle of Latin American literature. His work, in the words of Julio Ortega, "contains its own 'deconstructive' force—a literary power capable of reshaping natural order and rhetorical tradition in order to 'carnivalize' the Borges' library and allow us to hear the voices—and the laughter—of a culture, that of Latin America." This reshaping force invites us to read the works of García Márquez in a new way, one that bypasses the traditional, inadequate approaches through Latin American politics, history, and "magical realism." In Gabriel García Márquez and the Powers of Fiction, noted scholars Julio Ortega, Ricardo Gutiérrez Mouat, Michael Palencia-Roth, Aníbal González, and Gonzalo Díaz-Migoyo offer English-speaking readers a new approach to García Márquez's work. Their poststructuralist readings focus on the peculiar sign-system, formal configuration, intradiscursivity, and unfolding representation in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude, No One Writes to the Colonel, In Evil Hour, The Autumn of the Patriarch, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold and in several of the author's short stories. Also included as an appendix is a translation of García Márquez's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, "The Solitude of Latin America.""Article| Julio Ortega| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
☯ Full Synopsis : "Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic."Article| John Berendt| Statement ..."