|Plot Summary of Living to Tell the Tale|
|"Nobel author Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia, 1927)recreates his life in the mid fifties as he is employed by a newspaper to write reviews and study the works of William Faulkner. He writes about the lives of his parents, the time and place where he was born, the women he loved, and the most significant literary moments of his boyhood. The book is not an insight into the development of the craft of an author but the story of his country and how he lived through it."
Augusto Wong Campos, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Living to Tell the Tale|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- old people story
Period of greatest activity?
- small town
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- Central/South American
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 76-100% of book
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