Yo No Vengo A Decir Un Discurso (Spanish Edition)

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Qu hago yo encaramado en esta percha de honor, yo que siempre he considerado los discursos como el ms terrorfico de los compromisos humanos? Gabriel Garca Mrquez

Los textos que Gabriel Garca Mrquez ha reunido en este libro fueron escritos por el autor con la intencin de ser ledos por l mismo en pblico, ante una audiencia, y recorren prcticamente toda su vida, desde el primero, que escribe a los diecisiete aos para despedir a sus compaeros del curso superior en Zipaquir, hasta el que lee ante las Academias de la Lengua y los reyes de Espaa al cumplir ochenta aos.
Estos discursos del premio Nobel nos ayudan a comprender ms profundamente su vida y nos desvelan sus obsesiones fundamentales como escritor y ciudadano: su fervorosa vocacin por la literatura, la pasin por el periodismo, su inquietud ante el desastre ecolgico que se avecina, su propuesta de simplificar la gramtica, los problemas de su tierra colombiana o el recuerdo emocionado de amigos escritores como Julio Cortzar o lvaro Mutis, entre otros muchos.
El lector tiene entra sus manos el complemento indispensable a una obra narrativa que nos seguir hablando en un largo porvenir.

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What am I doing here on this perch of honor, when I have always considered speeches the most terrifying of human obligations?

The speeches that Gabriel Garca Mrquez has gathered in this collection were written by the author with the intention of being read by him before an audience, and span the course of nearly his entire life; from the first, a farewell written at seventeen to his fellow students at Zipaquir, to his appearance before the Spanish-language Academies and the kings of Spain on his eightieth birthday.
Combined, these speeches provide a more profound understanding of the life of this Nobel Prize winner, revealing his fundamental creative and civil obsessions: his intense aptitude for literature and writing; his passion for journalism; his concerns over looming environmental dangers; his proposal for the simplification of grammar; the problems facing his beloved Colombian homeland; and the loving memory of fellow writers like Julio Cortzar and lvaro Mutis, among many others.
In Yo no vengo a decir un discurso (I did not come to give a speech), the reader holds in his/her hands the essential complement to a body of work that will continue speaking to us for a long time to come.

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