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Santiago Nasar morirà. I gemelli Vicario hanno già affilato i loro coltelli nel negozio di Faustino Santos. A Manaure, "villaggio bruciato dal sale dei Caraibi", lo sanno tutti: presto i fratelli della bella quanto svanita Angela vendicheranno l'onore di quella verginità rubatale in modo misterioso dall'aitante Santiago, ricco rampollo della locale colonia araba. Tutti lo ...more
Paperback, Oscar scrittori moderni, 96 pages
Published January 21st 2000 by Mondadori (first published 1981)
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Ian
Jul 08, 2007 Ian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
I own about 70 copies of illegally-photocopied versions of this book so I can use it with my students in class. And unlike most books I teach, I read this one every year.

Why? 'Cuz it's an unbelievable text.

I firmly believe that Santiago Nasar is one of literature's greatest Christ-figures. Many of Garcia's books have Christ-figures, of course, but Santiago is Jesus with a twist. When the book starts, Santiago is portrayed as a bad man who is wasteful and immoral and violent. When he is fingered
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Amr

ما هو انا اللى غلطان اصلا , اذا كان لما قرأت مئة عام من العزلة اول مرة مقدرتش اكملها من الملل وقيمتها بنجمتين وبعد فترة بالعافية كملتها وقييمتها بتلات نجوم , وبيقولوا عليها احسن حاجة كتبها ومش عارف احسن رواية فى التاريخ ومعجبتنيش اوي , اقوم اقرأ قصة موت معلن ما أكيد مش هتعجبني .

ده الرواية 100 صفحة وكنت عايز اخلص منها بسرعة من كتر الملل, الرواية بتحكي يا جماعة عن واحد اسمه سنتياغو ابراهيم نصَّار ده مش تهريج هو اسم ابوه ابراهيم وتقريبا من الطوابق في فيصل, المهم عم الحج سنتياغو عبد الحميد ده اتقتل
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Jibran
There had never been a death so foretold.

Márquez's oeuvre may be roughly divided into two streams of writing: the magician of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera and the journalist-adventurer of this novel and News of a Kidnapping. The ominous world of magic realism closes shop when Marquez switches his gears to journalistic storytelling. But may be not quite; because right from the opening scene an eerie premonition trails at the heels of Santiago Nasar and, do what h
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Abdullah
Apr 09, 2013 Abdullah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

آمن الجميع بحماقة هيتشكوك أحد أهم المخرجين السينمائيين في العالم عندما قرر أن يقتل بطلة فيلمه الجديد بعد عشرين دقيقة و لم يحُل بينه و بين ذلك رفض شركة الإنتاج تمويل فيلمه الشهير " سايكو " الذي حقق نجاحاً عظيماً فيما بعد - إن لم يعدّ أكثر أفلامه نجاحاً -.

ماركيز ضارباً بالتشويق عرض الحائط يكتب بالسطر الأول نهاية روايته التي يقول عنوانها كل شيء تقريباً. بل يكرر ذلك في مقاطع أخرى بشيء من الاستفزاز. سانتياغو نصار المنحدر من أصول عربية يلقى مصرعه بأبشع ما يمكن حيث يتم تقطيعه إرباً بسكاكين خاصة بقتل ا
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Traveller
Brilliantly told....

I've just re-read this novel; and I've just remembered why it stuck with me after reading it the first time.

I have since learned that the novella is based on a true story, in which the author himself had been involved. This caused the book to carry even more of a disturbing impact for me.

The novel (novella? it's rather short) starts off in detective/journalistic investigative fashion; at first it seems casual and desultory; the narrator seems to be merely reporting. However,
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Rola
Feb 07, 2012 Rola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rola by: mai ahmd
يقولون أن ليلى مريضة بالعراق ········· و يقولون أيضا أن ماركيز أكثر من مبدع
:)
لا أدرى عن ليلى المريضة و لكنى تأكدت اليوم من إبداع ماركيز.
فى تجربتى الأولى معه يتحدث ماركيز عن مقتل أحد أبناء القرية فى جريمة شرف و يتولى الراوى مهمة الحكاية و عرض آراء سكان القرية فى الجريمة , أسبابها , و نتائجها.

تأتى الرواية و أحداثها كقطعة "بازل" كبيرة , يقوم الراوى بتحميعها الواحدة تلو الأخرى لتتضح الصورة أمام ناظريك بأكثر من زاوية , و كأنها لعبة المخيمات القديمة حيث يحكى كل فرد جزءا من رواية كبيرة , راميا الكرة
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Ahmed Ibrahim
ما هذه القدره المذهله
أعتقد أنِّى مهمـا قرأت لن أقرأ لأحد يكتب مثل ما يكتب ماركيز

قصه لم تكن مبهره لكن غندما يكتبها ماركيز فهى كافيه كى يعبث فى جذورها وطرحها بهذا الاسلوب المذهل الذى طالما ادهشنى

أحقاً يوجد أفضل من ماركيز ؟
لا أعرف وأحتاج الكثير والكثير لكى اجيب على هذا السؤال


Vane J.


I can't believe I had not written a review for this book. Since I'm constantly recommending it to people, I should have written a review at some point... but I didn't. Now is the time when I try to do it justice with this, as it is one of my fave books.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold... that's exactly what this book is about: A death foretold. You may be asking yourselves, wtf is that? Well, that was pretty much my reaction in 2013 when I read this for the first time.

Santiago Nasar is found dead.
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Ben Loory
Oct 21, 2012 Ben Loory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
usually when i read garcia marquez i love it at first but then it just keeps circling and circling and eventually my brain shuts down and i pass out, but this time it just kept building and building and by the time i hit the end i thought i was going to explode. just one of the tensest and most mysterious books i've ever read in my life. also it was nice because i always read about marquez talking about how much he loves kafka but then i never see it in his books; this time around it was all rig ...more
Amira Mahmoud
قصة موت مُعلن
أو بالأدق
قصة ( قتل ) مُعلن
يُعلن القتلة عن خطتهم للقتل
يعلم الجميع بها ، ويحاول الجميع منعها
لكن تتجمع مصادفات القدر كافة لتحول بينهم وبين محاولة منعهم لتلك الجريمة
( القدر يجعلنا غير مرئيين ) ..

عندما شرعت في قرأتها ، ووجدت أن الجريمة وسببها والضحية وحتى القتلة معروفين مسبقًا
تعجبت ، ماذا ترك ماركيز لباقي الرواية إذاً
أكملتها على أنه لا بأس
ربما يقصد الغوص في التفاصيل ، فالشر يكمن في التفاصيل
وبالفعل ، تحدث ماركيز عن التفاصيل
بل تفاصيل التفاصيل
تفاصيل سطحية ، وأحداث لا قيمة لها !
وصف لشخوص
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Walid Elalfy
Jul 09, 2011 Walid Elalfy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هذا هو خطاب الوداع لجابرييل جارسيا ماركيز عندما انسحب من الحياه بعد اصابته بالمرض الخبيث


] قال ماركيز فيه :

:
> لو وهبني الله حياة أطول لكان من المحتمل ألا أقول كل ما أفكر فيه، لكنني بالقطع كنت سأفكر في كل ما أقوله.

> كنت سأقيّم الأشياء ليس وفقاً لقيمتها المادية، بل وفقاً لما تنطوي عليه من معان.

> كنت سأنام أقلّ، وأحلم أكثر في كل دقيقة نغمض فيها عيوننا نفقد ستين ثانية من النور ، كنت سأسير بينما يتوقف الآخرون . أظل يقظاً بينما يخلد آخرون للنوم ، كنت سأستمع بينما يتكلم الآخرون . كنت سأستمتع ب
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mai ahmd
Feb 06, 2012 mai ahmd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
...أعتقد أني قرأت في مكان ما ربما في ذاكرة ماركيز عشتُ لأروي عن أن هذه الرواية كتبت عن جريمة حدثت في بلدته الصغيرة وما أوقعني في سحر ماركيز من جديد علما بأني لم أخرج منه حتى الآن خاصة بعد أُخذتُ بمائة عام من العزلة هذه التفاصيل التي يغرق فيها وهو يصف الأحداث على لسان راوي من عائلة القتيل ويحكي فيها قصة شاب من أصول عربية و يدعى (سنتياغو نصار) كان يعيش فيها وحيداً مع والدته في مزرعة وقد قتل بطريقة وحشية بسكاكين لذبح الخنازير على يد أخوين توأمين بسبب الإتهام الذي وجهته شقيقتهم أنجيلا لسانتياغو حيث ...more
TK421
Dec 04, 2011 TK421 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary
What would you do if everyone around you knew you were going to be killed but were doing nothing to stop this? For me, more than paranoia and terror would rake my mind. This is the premise of CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD. The whole village knows that Santiago Naser is going to die by the hands of his wife's brothers. Their reason for killing him is simple: they believe he is to blame for their sister being returned after her marriage to a wealthy foreigner because she is not a virgin. As the st ...more
Ezgi
Nov 02, 2015 Ezgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yabancı
Çok etkileyici ve sinir bozucu.
Laila
Apr 04, 2015 Laila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Herkesin, kurbanin bile oldurulecegini bildigi bir hikayenin insani surukleyen kurgusu... Marquez'in o kendine has anlatiminin tadina doyamayacaksiniz!

"Bana bir onyargi verin dunyayi yerinden oynatayim" sozleri uzerine cok dusundum...

Pedro ve Pablo Vicaro kardeslerin kurgusuysa basli basina ayri bir guzellikteydi. Gozlerimi azicik kapasam oykunun Turkiye de gectigini dusunebilirdim.

Okuyun, okutun!
Saman Kashi
همانند ( صد سال تنهایی ) که در اوّلین خط از داستان با خبر میشویم سرهنگ (آئورلیانو بوئیندا) در مقابل جوخهی اعدام میایستد و یک ایستادن در مقابل جوخهی اعدام میشود آغاز روایت (مارکز) از یک نسل از یک خانواده، یک شهر، یک تاریخ، یک فرهنگ و یک کتاب ستودنی؛ در اوّلین خط از این کتاب با خبر میشویم: " سانتیاگو ناصر کشته شده است. " به همین سادگی و به همین عریانی. جالب اینجاست که قاتل یا قاتلین را هم میشناسیم. علت را هم میدانیم. آلت قتاله را هم میدانیم و از زمان، مکان وقوع قتل نیز باخبر میشویم. خُب دیگر چه می ...more
Charity
Nov 09, 2008 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to read a fabulous story
Based on an actual incident, this novel dramatizes the story of a young bride whose husband returns her after their wedding night because she's not a virgin. Subsequently, her brothers set out to murder the man whom she names as the "perpetrator." A former resident who has returned to reconstruct these events narrates the story, which is as much about the townspeople as about the main characters.

I find it to be a true testament to García Márquez's storytelling abilities that even though I knew t
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Célia Loureiro
Aug 08, 2015 Célia Loureiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mataram-me, menina Wene

A minha primeira experiência com Gabriel García Márquez foi, precisamente, com o "Cem Anos de Solidão". A cada livro ou mesmo frase que leio dele, posso apenas constatar que não estava preparada para ler essa obra-prima quando me aventurei nela. Não consegui gostar, não me apaixonei pelo surrealismo sul-americano que tanta beleza imprime às obras deste autor.
Na altura alguém, vendo-me com perfil de escritora no Goodreads, veio dizer-me, em privado, que só poderia escrever
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Célia Loureiro
"- Mataram-me, menina Wene"

A minha primeira experiência com Gabriel García Márquez foi, precisamente, com o "Cem Anos de Solidão". A cada livro ou mesmo frase que leio dele, posso apenas constatar que não estava preparada para ler essa obra-prima quando me aventurei nela. Não consegui gostar, não me apaixonei pelo surrealismo sul-americano que tanta beleza imprime às obras deste autor.

Na altura alguém, vendo-me com perfil de escritora no Goodreads, veio dizer-me, em privado, que só poderia escre
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Kalliope
Sep 26, 2012 Kalliope rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


This is such a well-crafted book in its structure and language that I may have to re-read it now that I just finished it.
Richard Vialet
In a tiny, coastal Latin American town, Angela Vicario and Bayardo San Román get married and have the biggest party the town had seen! But soon after, Bayardo returns his new wife to her shocked family after he realizes that her virginity has been spoiled. In an effort to restore her honor, her twin brothers murder her alleged deflowerer in cold blood (obviously not a spoiler), but not before announcing their intentions for all to hear.
"'All right, girl,' he told her, trembling with rage, 'te
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Mohamed Shady
" لقـد قتلـوا سنتياغو نصـار ! "
إنهـا حقـًا قصـة موت معلـن .. وربمـا تكـون الوحيـدة !
جريمـة قتـل علـم الجميـع أنهـا ستحـدث .. القاتـل والمقتـول وأهالـى البلـدة والشرطـة والعمـدة وراهـب الكنيسـة ومـع ذلك حدثـت !

لعـل ما يميـز ماركيـز هو قـدرته الهائلـة على خلـق عدد كبيـر من الشخصيـات ، لكـل منهـم عالمـه وصفاتـه وخصائصـه التى تميـزه عـن غيـره ونسـج كــل هـذا فى بنـاء مُحكـم من الأحـداث المشوقـة..

الغـريب أنك ستشعـر أنه يفعـل كـل هـذا دون مجهـود منـه ! توغلـه وترسخـه ومعرفتـه الكاملـة بالمجتمـع ال
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Carmo Santos
Aug 03, 2014 Carmo Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colombia, nobel
" No dia em que iam matá-lo, Santiago Nazar levantou-se às 5 e 30 da manhã para esperar o barco em que chegava o bispo."

Imaginemos uma vila colombiana, isolada, cujos habitantes são dotados de uma mentalidade primitiva e preconceituosa. Imaginemos um casamento capaz de revolucionar a vida de toda a população, um noivo de sonho bonito e rico, uma noiva virgem que em vez de ser não o era, e como tal é devolvida ao lar paterno qual bagagem danificada. Este é o naipe que serve de ponto de partida pa
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Sophie
Aug 24, 2015 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The plot unfolds in one day and is given through testimonies of people who have some kind of connection with the death of Santiago.However one-dimensional the characters may be, they don't manage to evolve at all in the time frame which this novella gives them, and although the plot is not particularly imaginative, I loved every bit of this book. The atmosphere was absolutely to my taste whilst Marquez's writing style moved me, once again.
mark monday
Sep 09, 2013 mark monday rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"manifestations of love are ritualistic" and the same goes for honor.
Íris Santos
May 08, 2015 Íris Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Santiago Nasar vive uma vida tranquila como filho de um magnata árabe numa pequena vila caribenha. A sua vida muda quando a rapariga a quem alegadamente tirou a virgindade, é surripiada do dia para a noite por Bayardo San Román, um homem rico que visitou inúmeras terras na esperança de encontrar a mulher perfeita para se casar. Porém, na noite de núpcias, Bayardo descobre que Angela Vicario, a sua noiva, não é mais virgem, e a partir desse momento Santiago tem as suas horas contadas até ao amanh ...more
Tasneem
Feb 20, 2010 Tasneem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-to-read, 2010
هذه هي تجربتي الثانية مع العظيمين ماركيز/ علماني
و للحق فإن هذه الرواية القصيرة قد تركتني مذهولة بالرغم من أن النهاية معروفة من الصفحة الأولى فيها و ربما من قبل ذلك .. من العنــوان.

و لكن لـ ماركيز/ علماني أسلوب آسر لا تملك حياله إلا أن تُذكر نفسك بالتنفس خوفاً من تنسى أن تتنفس في خضم انجذابك للأحداث.

بعد الحب في زمن الكوليرا .. كنت أعرف أن علاقتي بــ ماركيز/علماني .. ستظل للأبد

أوجعتني هذه الرواية و بالرغم من النهاية المؤكدة من السطر الأول أو من العنوان لو أردنا أن نتحرى الدقة.. إلا أني إنتظرتُ سحر
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Mai Fathy
Sep 22, 2010 Mai Fathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mai by: Tasneem
Shelves: 2010
ما الذى يسعنى قوله
مُبهرة وممتعة

حادثة القتل المؤلمة التى مضى على وقوعها اكثر من 20 عاما
يبدا ماركيز فى تجميع خطوطها على يد الراوى الغامض حتى مٌنتصف الرواية تقريبا من عدة مصادر وشهود..بلدة بأكملها للدقة
تعتقد انك ستصاب مؤكد ستصاب بالملل لأنك ادركت اللعبة ويكفيك فقط ان تقرأ اول روايتين لشاهدين ثم تُلقى بالكتاب بعيد-وخصوصا إن لم تكن من قراء ماركيز المخضرمين-فتُفاجئ بان هناك المزيد مع كل صفحة
وان كل سطر يعطى لما بعده جاذبية لا توصف ولما قبله اهمية بالغة
وفى النهاية بعد ان تغلق الكتاب مبهورا تقول
فعلها
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Emre Yalabık
Sep 24, 2015 Emre Yalabık rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Usta işi.. Spoiler: "Beni öldürdüler!"

Kitabın sonunu biliyoruz.., ölüm bağıra bağıra geliyor.., herkes cinayeti ve failleri biliyor fakat kimse bir şey yapmıyor! Toplumsal duyarsızlaşma mı dersiniz, bir avuç, piskopos bekleyen salak mahalle sakini mi dersiniz? Bence müthiş bir kara mizah örneğiydi. Beş yıldız!!
Miquel Reina
One of the things I love the most about Gabriel García Márquez stories is the way he uses "time". He seems to have the power to bend, shrink and stretch the time as if he was using the laws of relativity applied in literature. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is possibly the best example to understand the power of time in the work of Gabo. The story begins with the murder of the main character and although it might seem an information that might alienate the reader of history, it just makes the opp ...more
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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. García Márquez, familiarly known as "Gabo" in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He studied at the University of Bogotá and late worked as a reporter for the Colombian ne
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