My reading list: Love in the time of cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considered t be one of the best authors of the 20th century and for sure, one of the most significant when it comes to Spanish language. Even though he started as a journalist, he wrote many non-fiction works and short stories, but he is known for his novels, such as Love in the time of cholera or One hundred years of solitude. He was born in Colombia in 1927 and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
Today I would like to present Love in the time of cholera. The book presents the passionately love that is born between Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza in their youth. Although their love was intense and strong, Fermina ends up choosing to marry a doctor. Because of her choice, Florentino is devastated and he ends up having many affairs, but he will keep having Fermina in his heart. Fermina’s husband dies and Florentino participated at the funeral.
Since first time Florentino declared his love to Fermina, it passed fifty years, nine months and four days and he will continue to do the same thing.
Love in the time of cholera is not just a great love story, but it is also about common vices and has a little bit from everything: jealousy, pity, desire, etc.
I would lekave you with some quotes and if you’re into this kind of books, then go for it and read it. It goes perfect with the morning coffee. 😊
“But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.”
“The world is divided into those who screw and those who do not. He distrusted those who did not- when they strayed from the straight and narrow it was something so unusual for them that they bragged about love as if they had just invented it.”
“Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don’t last your whole life.”
“And taught him the only thing he had to learn about love: that nobody teaches life anything.”