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Etieth birthday our unnamed protagonist–an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor–decides to give himself “the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin”The girl whom an old madam procures for him is splendidly young with the silent power of a sleep 255After getting the cringing fingernails down a chalkboard type feeling of a ninety year old man with a boner eradicated from my mind I thought to myself right now that s out the way this IS Garc a M ruez we are talking about here I am in safe hands don t worry this will turn out to be a decent read Or at least that s what I d hoped This novella is narrated by an aging connoisseur of girls for hire After spending a lifetime getting it on with prostitutes 514 of them to be precise before losing count the unnamed journalist fancies a nice young virgin for his 90th birthday On the first of many occasions he enters a room to discover the chosen girl of 14 naked and asleep Over time he obsesses about her writes

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Memoria de mis putas tristes

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel García Máruez’s first work of fiction in ten years written at the height of his powers the Spanish edition of which Ilan Stavans called “Masterful Erotic As hypnotizing as it is disturbing” Los Angeles TimesOn the eve of his nin To enjoy this book you have to enter the mind and world of this old old man living the last years of his life in poverty in the once grand decaying house of his youth His career never rose above second rate reporter he never married and never even fell in love His personal relationships with women were limited to the whores he paid for A most unfulfilled lifeBut then for a present for his 90th birthday he gives himself a 14 year old virgin a would be whore Exhausted from menial labour and drugged up with valerian by the brothel madame she sleeps every night they spend together her sleeping and he sitting on a chair next to her bed and for the first time in his life he falls in love In love with the idea of his

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Ing beauty The night of love blossoms into a transforming year It is a year in which he relives in a rush of memories his lifetime of paid for sexual adventures and experiences a revelation that brings him to the edge of dying–not of old age but at long last of uncorrupted love On a certain level I truly enjoyed Memories of My Melancholy Whores I am always ready to be swept up in the simple whimsy of GGM s language and the sweeping romance and dramatic emotion of his work always appeals to me But on another very real level I found this book disturbing and sexistThe book s theme is strikingly reminiscent of Talk to Her a recent Almodovar film Both deal with men who build flowery romanticerotic relationships in their minds with a completely passive sleeping woman In the film the man in uestion is a nurse in a hospital caring for an accomplished ballerina who is in a coma In Melancholy Whores the lover is a man who has just turned ninety and falls in love with a 14 year old prostitute w


10 thoughts on “Memoria de mis putas tristes

  1. says:

    To enjoy this book you have to enter the mind and world of this old old man living the last years of his life in poverty in the once grand decaying house of his youth His career never rose above second rate reporter he never married and never even fell in love His personal relationships with women were limited to the whores he paid for A most unfulfilled lifeBut then for a present for his 90th birthday he gives himsel

  2. says:

    B 77% | Good Notes The premise is interesting and the text is beautifully written but the story's thin and the ending's a bit disappointing

  3. says:

    Memoria de mis putas tristes Memories of My Melancholy Whores Gabriel Garcí­a Máruez Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a novella by Gabriel García Máruez The book was originally published in Spanish in 2004 with an English translation by Edith Grossman published in October 2005 An old journalist who has just celebrated his 90th birthd

  4. says:

    This is it everyone The most depressing book I have read Ever Yes This book Not the ones about the holocaust brutal wars awful diseases this book About an old man who has only ever slept with whores I don't know why it got to me like it did but I would read a few pages and feel physically sick to my stomach It's not the subject matter it's interesting it's not the writing he's Maruez it's just this sense of awfulness This awful awful lif

  5. says:

    Memoria de mis putas tristes Memories of My Melancholy Whores Gabriel García MáruezMemories of My Melancholy Whores is a novella by Gabriel García Máruez The book was originally published in Spanish in 2004 An old jou

  6. says:

    255After getting the cringing fingernails down a chalkboard type feeling of a ninety year old man with a boner eradicated from my mind I thought to myself right now that's out the way this IS García Máruez we are talking about here I am in safe hands don't worry this will turn out to be a decent read Or at least that's what I'd hoped This novella is narrated by an aging connoisseur of girls for hire After spe

  7. says:

    On a certain level I truly enjoyed Memories of My Melancholy Whores I am always ready to be swept up in the simple whimsy of GGM's language and the sweeping romance and dramatic emotion of his work always appeals to me But on another very real level I found this book disturbing and sexistThe book's theme is strikingly reminiscent of Talk to Her a recent Almodovar film Both deal with men who build flowery romanticerotic r

  8. says:

    A Latin American Lolita Lite or Don't Let The Title Scare You This Isn't A Dirty Old Man BookIt’s been years since I've read anything by Gabriel García Máruez and so this little book while not as grand sweeping or substantial as the works that earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 came as a lovely gentle surpriseReading it felt like catching up with a grizzled old friend who can tell a mean story García Máruez’s seductiv

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    The year I turned ninety I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virginLove him hate him You got to give García Máruez some credit The man can write an opening line And so begins an intriguing story of a man who finally falls in love at the ripe age of 90 with a 14 year old prostitute If you're familiar with García Máruez's oeuvre of work prostitution and underage sex would be just a walk in the pa

  10. says:

    I really didn't like this story The writing as always was wonderful the descriptions the language the character development all excellent The story however was extremely disturbing and sad Chapter 1 in particular when the narrator describes