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Summary ½ Crónica de una muerte anunciada 108 Å قصة موت معلن هي توثيق لقصة حقيقة جرت أحداثها عام 1951 في الريف الكولومبي مسقط رأس غابرييل غارسيا ماركيز و تروي حيثيات جريمة قتل سانتياغو نصار على يد الإخوة فيكاعنها الفطرة وتعلم من أبيه وهو ما يزال طفلاً صغيراً إستخدام الأسلحة النارية وحب الخيول وترويض طيور الصيد الجارحة، وتعلم منه أيضاً فنون الشجاعة والفطنة كانا يتكلمان فيما بينهما بالعربية، لكنهما لا يفعلان ذلك أثناء وجود بلائيدا لينيرو حتى لا تشعر بأنها مستبعدة لم يرهما أحد يحملان السلاح في القرية، والمرة الوحيدة التي أحضرا بها صقورهما المروضة كانت للقيام بعرض تصقر في سوق خيري لقد اضطره موت والده إلى ترك دراسته عند إنتهائه من المدرسة الإعدادية، ليتولى مسؤولية مزرعة العائلة وكان سنتياغو نصار، بتأهيله الخاص، مرحاً ومسالماً، وذا قلب بسيط في اليوم الذي كانوا سيقتلونه فيه، ظنت أمه بأنه قد أخطأ في تحديد اليوم عندما ?. ‘’There had never been a death foretold’’ Santiago is murdered in the market of a Colombian town The perpetrators are two brothers His crime The supposed defilement of their sister whose marriage to a young man was broken because she wasn’t a virgin Máruez does something extraordinary here He creates one of his finest works a crime mystery where the uestion isn’t who or what but why Why did everything happen in such a way Why do people have to resort to such actions Why are we worse than the wildest animals Máruez is concerned with human nature and the origin of truth and lies In nonlinear narrative written in first person account based on real life events Máruez creates a masterpiece whose title entered our everyday speech whose inevitable violence still shocks us ‘’Lowlifes’’ shitty animals that can’t do anything that isn’t something awful’’ When I first read this novella some 10 odd years ago I was studying in university and a colleague asked me why on Earth would I ever read a book whose outcome is known beforehand There is an idiot in every corner and Máruez seemed to know that well The portraits of the town residents couldn’t have been darker They condemn Santiago because his origins aren’t the same as their own He is an Other therefore he is guilty without the benefit of doubt Does this ring a bell Everybody knows what is to come but no one warns him The police do nothing the priest forgets the most fundamental of Christ’s teaching and does nothing When the mob condemns you you don’t stand a chance Máruez’s contempt and disgust are evident throughout the novellaMáruez also touches on the themes of gender euality and ‘’purity’’ Santiago isn’t painted in favourable colours his contempt and violence towards women are often mentioned Angela is a rather controversial character too You cannot take a solemn vow whether she speaks the truth or not she is fickle and empty headed and as much of a tragic character like Santiago Was she raped Was she in love with an other man These are the actual mysteries of the story ‘’I saw the knives in the light from the street lamps and it looked to me that they were dripping blood’’ Máruez is the writer who paved the way for Magical Realism incorporating its elements to each story in a subtle poetic way making the narration flow without turning into Fantasy This became a common feature in Latin American Literature and uite a few writers tried to mimic him with poor results In Chronicle of a Death Foretold the omens acuire an almost Biblical significance The weather the animals primarily dogs the prophetic dreams bring to mind the fables of the signs that precede a catastrophe Think of the omens described in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in the night before the vile murder took placeEvery book by Máruez reuires patience dedication and a close attention to the story in order to fully understand the wealth and magic of his writing Máruez is a Latin American Dostoevsky a writer that should be reuired reading if we want teenagers to ever become accomplished readers ‘’Give me a prejudice and I will move the world’’ My reviews can also be found on

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قصة موت معلن هي توثيق لقصة حقيقة جرت أحداثها عام 1951 في الريف الكولومبي مسقط رأس غابرييل غارسيا ماركيز و تروي حيثيات جريمة قتل سانتياغو نصار على يد الإخوة فيكاريو انتقاماً لشرف العائلة بعد أن أعيدت أخت القتلة أنخيلا إلى أهلها من قبل زوجها ليلة الزفاف عندما اكتشف أنها ليست عذراء لقد رأيته في ذاكرتها كان قد أتم إحدى وعشرين سنة في الأسبوع الأخير من كانون الثاني، نحيلاً شاحباً، له حاجبان عربيان وشعر أجعد ورثه عن أبيه كان الإبن الوحيد لزواج تعايش لم يعرف لحظة واحدة من السعادة، أما هو فكان يبدو سعيداً مع أبيه إلى أن توفي هذا الأخير فجأة قبل ثلاث سنوات، وبقي يشبهه وهو مع الأم المتوحدة حتى يوم الإثنين الذي مات فيه لقد ورث. Truth in the title the title tells us exactly the plot of the novel A man is stabbed to death He’s a fairly wealthy young man he’s 21 who runs a cattle ranch inherited from his father There’s an interesting ethnic twist His father’s family speaks Arabic at home and his Spanish mother on occasion calls him “white man” Although the locals call his family ‘Turks’ because they are Catholic it’s likely they were Lebanese and arrived in Colombia where the story is set from the great mixing and melting pot of the Caribbean The title tells us all we need to know and very early on in the story we know why he was killed so I’m not giving away any plot Another wealthy man in town has just had the most extravagant wedding ever seen in the town But the next morning the bridegroom ‘returns the bride’ to her family because she has been deflowered by the young man who will then be killed by her two brothers The day of the murder the brothers make no secret of their intentions They wander around town telling people what they intend to do By mid morning just about everyone in town has heard them say they will kill him So why is nothing done Everyone has an excuse There’s a big commotion in town because the bishop is coming by riverboat to wave at folks and give the town a blessing So even the priest thinks ‘this is a criminal matter that doesn’t concern me' Most folks assume it’s just ‘drunk talk' The mayor has the police chief take away their hog butchering knives when they are seen sharpening them But they have plenty of knives Also it’s assumed they are talking to so many folks that someone will stop them and maybe they want to be stoppedThe story is told retrospectively from almost 30 years later A fascinating read that under the author’s masterful writing makes the entire story perfectly plausible “We killed him openly” Pedro Vicario said but we’re innocent”A good read Small town in Colombia from arrangedtravelerscomPhoto of the author from nprcom

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Crónica de una muerte anunciada?أته مرتدياً ملابسه البيضاء وقد قالت لي نبهته إلى أن اليوم هو الإثنين، لكنه أوضح لها بأنه إرتدى ملابسه الإحتفالية ليكون جاهزاً إذا ما سنحت له فرصة تقبيل خاتم المطران لم تبد هي أي علامة من علامات الإهتمام، وقالت له لن يتكرم بالنزول من المركب سيلقي ببركاته كالعادة، ويمضي من حيث أتى إنه يكره هذه القرية كان سنتياغو نصار يعرف أن هذا صحيح، ولكن أبهة الكنيسة كانت تفتنه فتنة لا تُقاوم إنها كالسينما، هكذا قال لي مرة أما ما كان يهم والدته بالمقابل من قدوم المطران، هو ألا يبتل ابنها بالمطر، إذا أنها سمعته يعطس في أثناء نومه نصحته بأن يأخذ معه مظلة، ولكنه أوماً لها بيده مودعاً وخرج من الغرفة، وكانت تلك هي آخر مرة تراه فيها See. Stabbing a man to death is not as easy as it sounds after all it took 23 swipes at poor old Julius Caesar but only one of them was actually deemed fatal It takes a hell of an effort Not like that seen in those pathetic slasher movies where a big breasted peroxide blonde is chased around a mansion by a nutcase bearing a huge blade that only dishes out flesh woundsChronicling the murder of one Santiago Nasar in a small unnamed South American village Máruez dazzles in a fictional world that is as pungently sharp as the knives used to kill it's a murder everyone in town knew was coming yet no one wanted ''Never was a death foretold'' says the the novels narrator recounting the events of that fateful day in fact it's many years later where the story is told from using the recollections of various townsfolk a picture is slowly built up of just who and why this horrendous act took place The purpose is less to do with trying solve any mystery as the deed was committed in broad daylight by two brothers who understood their sister had been dishonored by Nasar it's based on the determination to try and understand why no one was able to prevent the death from happening Spare in tone and somewhat bizarre it's a clever piece of writing that explores the nature of complicity and fate and of how an act of savage intent can effect so many lives over time Máruez utilizes mysticism and spirituality in his writing that represents culture and symbolizes meaning within the context of the work The death of Santiago may not have been avoided partially due to the strange inabilities of his characters to connect with their spiritual powers Both Santiago’s mother and his god mother are unable to ‘truly feel his demise’ Mostly random thoughts and actions of several different people contribute to altering the course of that murderous day with the fate of Santiago totally left in the hands of othersAlthough a uick read what I admired the most was the fact it's a deeper story than you think it's not just the death of one but the suffering of many those who are burdened with failed responsibilities the knives may have been in the hands of the killers but seemingly the whole village also has a tight grip around them this makes the story all the powerful and ultimatelysad in the end leaving an open wound on the people unlikely ever to heal