By Gabriel García Márquez
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En Barcelona, una prostituta que va entrando en los angeles vejez entrena su perro a llorar ante los angeles tumba que ha escogido para sí misma. En Viena, una mujer se vale de su don de ver el futuro para convertirse en los angeles adivina de una familia rica. En Ginebra, el conductor de una ambulancia y su esposa acogen al abandonado y aparentemente moribundo ex presidente de un país caribeño, sólo para descubrir que sus ambiciones políticas siguen intactas.
En estos doce relatos magistrales acerca de las vidas de latinoamericanos en Europa, García Márquez logra transmitir los angeles amalgama de melancolía, tenacidad, pena y ambición que forma los angeles experiencia del emigrante.
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Between ragged smoking edges of yellow-grey appeared a streak of blue. " A A The rent in the sky widened. shower of rain spattered over the city, blown aslant on the fresh wind, and suddenly the raindrops glittered, as at night in torchlight; but this glory they reflected was the glory of the Sun. To westward it stood, all alone in heaven, blinding. Ganil stood with the others, face lifted. On his face, on the scar of his burn, he felt the heat of the Sun. He stared at it till his eyes swam with tears, the Circle of Fire, the face of God.
He just realized what kind of accent Lenoir had. "Barry A. Pennywither, Munson my had — "What year is this? What century? Please, Dr. Lenoir The Frenchman looked confused. The meanings words change, as well as their pronunciations. " Barry shouted. — of "Who " . 28 The Wind's Twelve Quarters Lenoir gave a shrug, a French shrug (some things never change). "Louis is king," he said. "Louis the Eleventh. " They stood staring at each other like wooden Indians for some time. Lenoir spoke first. " "Yes.
From guards and fellowprisoners (all his shop was in jail with him except the Shopmaster Lee) he learned that his crime was that of knowing Mede Fairman. Mede stood accused of heresy. He had been seen out on the fields pointing an instrument at the Sun, a device, they said, for measuring distances. He had been trying to measure the distance fourteen generations ago, it. between the earth and God. The prentices were soon let go. On the third day guards came for Ganil, bringing him out into one of the enclosed courts of the College, into the soft, fine rain of early spring.
Doce cuentos peregrinos by Gabriel García Márquez