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Kroniek van een aangekondigde dood

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Gevolgd door "Het verhaal van het verhaal".

In een dorpje wordt een bruiloft gevierd met een gigantisch feest. Nog geen vier uur na de huwelijksvoltrekking wordt de bruid naar huis gestuurd omdat men erachter is gekomen dat ze geen maagd meer is. Onder druk gezet door haar moeder noemt het meisje een jongen uit her dorp als vermoedelijke dader. Haar broers slijpen de messen
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Paperback, Meulenhoff Editie, 114 pages
Published 1981 by Meulenhoff
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Amin H I think she's bluffing. Just a hunch. Can't really tell if Divina Flor lied at the end or she's just imagining things, but I got an idea that some…more I think she's bluffing. Just a hunch. Can't really tell if Divina Flor lied at the end or she's just imagining things, but I got an idea that some people in the town wants Santiago to die. (less)
Paola Cepeda García no. if you are learning spanish, perhaps you should read a book that is simpler to understand. I read the book, and as a native spanish peaker i can…moreno. if you are learning spanish, perhaps you should read a book that is simpler to understand. I read the book, and as a native spanish peaker i can say that i was a bit confused. The story is like one of the movies where nothing makes sense until the end, and you have to follow the narrative closely so as not to get lost. It is an excellent book, just not for that purpose.(less)
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Ian
Jul 08, 2007 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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Brina
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez who is best known for his One Hundred Years of Solitude penned a novella A Chronicle of Death Foretold based on real life events that he witnessed. In this novella, Marquez tells through the eyes of an unnamed narrator the events that lead to the murder of Santiago Nasar. It is in the characterizations of the personas this short book that we get a taste of Marquez' brilliance which won him many honors during his writing career.

Santiago Nasar is the only chi
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Jibran
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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


Steven  Godin
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, spanish
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 wounds.

Chronicling the murder of one Santiago Nasar in a small unnamed South American village, Márquez dazzles in a fictional world tha
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Jokoloyo
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before I started reading this book, Goodreads have already recorded 73,000 ratings and 3,500 reviews.

When I was reading this book, I found out some friends had read this book at his/her school age. How lucky you are, my friends. This is a good novel.

There are thousands correct ways to write a story. This novel used one of the rarely used ways. It was using non-linear timeline story, move back-and-forth between multi POV from a same morning when the incident occurred. It was not the first story
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Luís C.
In a small Caribbean village, the inhabitants finally fall asleep after the great feast given at the wedding of Bayardo San Roman and Angela Vicario.
But at two o'clock in the morning, the bridegroom suddenly brings Angela back to her parents' house. He repudiates her because she lied about her virginity at the time of the marriage.
When the twins Pedro and Pablo Vicario, Angela's brothers, go home, they decide to avenge the family honor by killing Santiago Nasar, the one who, according to their s
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Χαρά Ζ.
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
_Chronicle of a Death Foretold_

oh God, I love Marquez
عبدالله ناصر

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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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 الرواية سطحي،
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Amr Mohamed

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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فهد الفهد
أوصي بهذه الرواية دائماً كمدخل لعوالم ماركيز، قراءة (مئة عام من العزلة) قد تبدو مرهقة للبعض بكل واقعيتها السحرية وبكل شخصياتها وتداخل الأسماء فيها، هذه الروية أكثر واقعية، تروي قصة حقيقية عن جريمة معلنة كان الجميع يعلم بوقوعها ولكن لا أحد تدخل لإيقافها، هذه قصتنا كبشر في النهاية، نتابع الأحداث من حولنا ونفهم تداعياتها وإلى أين ستقودنا ولكننا لا نفعل شيئاً حتى يفوت الأوان، فكروا فقط بالـ حروب/ العنصرية/ الطائفية/ الأوضاع الاقتصادية/ الجريمة
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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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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Deniz Balcı
"Kırmızı Pazartesi" Marquez'in kendine has dilini/kurgusunu taşıyan, kısa ama vurucu bir roman. Herkesin işleneceğini bildiği ancak bir müdahalede bulunmadığı bir cinayete giden yolları ayrıntılı bir şekilde aktaran Marquez aslında toplumun sosyo kültürel yapısının, nasıl namus cinayetlerini legalleştirdiğini açıkça ortaya koyuyor.

Namus cinayetleri bizim ülkemizde de aynı Kırmızı Pazartesi'de olduğu şekliyle yaşanageldi yıllardır. Toplumun her kesiminden insanın, namus cinayetlerini gerek ekonom
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Rola
Feb 06, 2012 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
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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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Ben Loory
Oct 21, 2012 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
mai ahmd
Feb 06, 2012 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
Cheryl
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers seeking a short thrill
I should start by confessing how Márquez's words have often flirted with me and I've fallen for his elongated, somewhat eccentric, prose style. In The Autumn of the Patriarch he took me on a satisfying and bewildering journey that secretly made me question his sanity. So I've come to expect that part-dizzying, part-dazzling style that makes this short work feel different, almost as if it was written by another Márquez, maybe a more controlled Márquez, but certainly not the same one who wrote One ...more
Walid Elalfy
Jul 09, 2011 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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Kalliope
Sep 22, 2012 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.
Ezgi
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yabancı
Çok etkileyici ve sinir bozucu.
Biron Paşa
Kırmızı Pazartesi, işlenen bir cinayet üzerinden yapılan toplumsal bir eleştiri. Bir cinayetin öyküsü, evet, ama basit bir cinayetin öyküsü de değil.

Olaylar gerçekten yaşanmamış olsa, yahut yazar bize bunu söylemese, ben kitabı alegorik bir kitap olarak okurdum, hâlâ da öyle okuyabiliriz. Herkesin bildiği, ama kimsenin engellemediği bir cinayet nasıl işlenir? Herkesin onayıyla. Kitap boyunca bunu okuyoruz ve sorgulanmamış, önyargı halindeki ahlak kurallarının gücü karşısında eziliyoruz, şaşır
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Laila
Feb 21, 2015 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!
TK421
Apr 01, 2010 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
Charity
Nov 08, 2008 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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Carmo
Dec 29, 2012 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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Ritwik
There had never been a death more foretold

Based on a true incident Gabo was involved in, simply put - the story is about how a bride is returned after her wedding night after her husband realizes that she is not a virgin. On being questioned the bride names the person responsible and her brothers set out to find and eventually murder the person in question. The back-cover reads the summary as mentioned above. How far can a writer take it from here?


It is astonishing to see the various angles th
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Bri
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this book for my internship and I would give it 3.5 stars. I really enjoyed it despite it being very different from from books I usually read. The writing was engaging and it's so short that I did not get bored. I'm not sure if I would read it again due to the nature of the book and already knowing the ending, but it was a pleasant afternoon read.
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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 later worked as a reporter for the Colombian n
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