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Noticia de un secuestro (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Gabriel García Márquez
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Book Description

Todo surge cuando la periodista Maruja Pachón y su esposo Alberto Villamizar piden a Gabriel que escriba un libro referente al secuestro de Maruja, que se realizó en 1990. Pero el libro no sólo trata de Maruja, sino de nueve secuestrados más que al igual que Maruja fueron víctimas de Pablo Escobar, el jefe del Cartel de Medellín. Beatriz, hermana de Alberto Villamizar, las fallecidas Diana Turbay y Marina Montoya; Hero Buss, Pacho Santos y otros, son parte de este libro que narra con detalle los días de cautiverio que sufrieron los secuestrados.

El libro comienza con el rapto de Maruja Pachón y Beatriz Villamizar de Guerrero la tarde del 7 de noviembre de 1990. Popularmente se cree que Maruja fue raptada por ser hermana de Gloria Pachón, viuda del periodista y fundador del Nuevo Liberalismo Luis Carlos Galán. Beatriz es la cuñada de Maruja y su asistente personal.

El libro examina la primera de una serie de secuestros relacionados entre sí. El 30 de agosto de 1990, Diana Turbay, directora del programa de noticias Criptón y la revista Hoy por Hoy, había sido secuestrada junto a otros cinco miembros de su noticiero. Estos incluyen a la editora Azucena Liévano, el escritor Juan Vitta, los operadores de cámaras Richard Becerra y Orlando Acevedo y el fotógrafo alemán Hero Buss. La periodista es hija del ex presidente colombiano y líder del Partido Liberal Julio César Turbay.

Los secuestros de Marina Montoya y del Redactor en jefe del periódico El Tiempo, Francisco "Pacho" Santos, el 18 de septiembre de 1990, también son relatados en el libro.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1375 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Leer-e / Palabras Mayores (26 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: Spanish
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1928.

He has written a great number of books, including the masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He now lives in Mexico City.

Márquez studied at the University of Bogotá and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. His first full-length work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, was published in 1967 to immediate worldwide success. The book is perhaps the prime example of Márquez's remarkable ability to present the supernatural as mundane and the mundane as supernatural. It chronicles the history of a family in the fictional town of Macondo - the loves, hates, rivalries, wars, successes and failures. The novel is an example of postmodernism, treating time with ambiguity and crossing genres and narrative styles. Salman Rushdie has described the book as "the greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years".

Another of Márquez's masterworks, Love in the Time of Cholera, was published to widespread acclaim in 1985. The book, a complex and compelling study of the myths we make about love, is less fantastical than One Hundred Years of Solitude but just as luminous and unique.He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, In Evil Hour, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories, The Autumn of the Patriach,News of a Kidnapping, The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in His Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, Of Love and Other Demons and the first first volume of his autobiography,Living to Tell the Tale. His most recent book is, Memories of my Melancholy Whores.

Many of his books are published by Penguin.

Nobel Prize for Literature

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Es un maravilloso relato periodistico en el cual Gabo ha hecho uso de un lenguage y una narrativa tan descriptiva que el lector se siente parte del secuestro y protagonista principal de una de las mas trascendentes decadas en la Historia Colombiana. MMV-.
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This is a great piece of non fiction reportage by Nobel laureate Marquez. The author, famous for "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and other great novels, describes a number of kidnappings by the Medelin drugs cartel, and in particular the effect that confinement has on the victims. The Colombian writer started his career as a journalist and felt the problems of his country deeply. He was described by one Colombian president as "the greatest Colombian who ever lived". In a world where kidnapping for ransom or political reasons is widespread, this is a "must read" book for anyone wishing to understand the issues. ¡Escritura increíble!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very accurate portrait of colombian's ordeal 1 Feb. 1998
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I have read this book three times. Why? Because my mother was one of the journalists that were kidnapped. Her name is Maruja Pachon and she was held for more than six months. If you want to have an idea of what a terrible ordeal we colombians have faced in our fight against drug-trafficking, do read this book. Nothing in it is made up, trust me. I'm one of the characters in it. If you want to comment the book with me please write me an e- mail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of literary journalism 24 Aug. 1999
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Away from Colombia my native country, I had the chance to read this book. It made me go back to those days and bring back the memories of the news casts, the newspapers and the events that were hitting our country. Garcia Marquez gives a deep view of those days, those events. Reading his book was like reviving the history of those years. Outstandlingly documented, he links all these characters to depict one more sad chapter in our contemporary history, keeping every reader tied to each of its pages until the end. Five stars are not enough.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fenomenal Narrativa de una Decada de Historia Colombiana !! 3 Jun. 1997
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Es un maravilloso relato periodistico en el cual Gabo ha hecho uso de un lenguage y una narrativa tan descriptiva que el lector se siente parte del secuestro y protagonista principal de una de las mas trascendentes decadas en la Historia Colombiana. MMV-
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sad reality about Colombia 21 Jan. 2003
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Noticia de un secuestro is one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez most dry books in terms of the literary style used. It could be because the theme does not allow for much variety but just an honest recount of the truth. The book gives the reader a realistic view of daily Colombian life, a country that has struggled with guerrilla warfare and drug trafficking for the past forty years and more. The protagonists of the book are the victims of the kidnappers and throughout the book we learn about the cruel reality of these people who have changed the life of many Colombians by use of violence and cruel killings without mercy. I think the book was well written with revealing details of how the victims feel (mentally and physically) and how their families suffer when they are forced to negotiate with the drug dealers etc. for the safe return of their family members. Also, we clearly see the role that the government plays in the rescue process. The style used by the author is very journalistic, thus making the book and story very dry in comparison to his other literary works. However, perhaps this style was chosen simply because this is the reality of Colombias daily crisis. The book is excellent, has much eye-opening information and is a wonderful read if you wish to learn more about the socio-economic problems of this great South American country. Arriba Colombia.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Obra genial. 14 Jan. 2014
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Excelente libro a un excelente precio. Uno de mis escritores favoritos , un relato genial de esas épocas colombianas.
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