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But, vain man that I am, I have resolved that, in this life at least, I want to see out a century. He still feels young; It is the others and certain objects notably the mirrors that return to him the image of an elderly man. Delgadina was determined to find out what it had been like to be one of my whores. In the film, the man in question is a nurse in a hospital caring for an accomplished ballerina memoruas is in a coma.

What it says about the nature of men’s love for young beauty is age-old: He goes to see her and finds her asleep because she had been so afraid she had to be sed I really didn’t like this uptas.

My desire is not so much that you understand what I have done. This brings him the fame, respect and friendship he had craved all his life. I never finished it.

triistes On the first of many occasions, he enters a room to discover the chosen girl of 14, naked and asleep. I didn’t want to be in his mind, his pants, or in his bed. According to him, the physical changes that one notices in oneself are so minute that old age falls on us without warning.


Hands that move in a circular fashion around the watch face of time. His Madame of note, Rosa, who had not heard from him – whom she calls El Sabio, her Wise Old One – for 20 years, agrees to provide such a rarity for an additional fee of a pitiable couple of pesos.

The strangest thing in history is that despite mdmorias or perhaps because of – this devouring passion, the relationship between Delgadina and our narrator remains almost totally platonic: El Sabio expresses this in the line: Yes No Report this.

One person found this helpful. And hey, if I can still enjoy the sexual pleasures of life at that age, then bring it on! Not all of us will want to, not all of us will be able to.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Even though Delgadina is technically an adult at age fourteen, people still think of her as a child. It is about an unnamed second-rate reporter who on the eve of his 90th birthday decides to give himself “a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent”. This awful awful life he’s lead, and what he has never This is it everyone- The most depressing book I have read.

My English subtitles for this are available at allsubs. Write a customer review. It’s just so unutterably sad, I can’t describe it.

The harsh realities of society force him to make a choice as to friendships. The old man soon falls madly in love, that first time, intense, giddy kind of love. I am always ready to be swept up in the simple whimsy of G. I am something different. As much as that statement may hit some in the face, and potentially raise questions about why you decided to read this book, one is soon drawn in to the lonely and disconnected life of this old man. His personal relationships with women were limited to the whores he paid for.


Why not a mature virgin? He begins to realise that all of his previous years with prostitutes have been wasted years.

Memoria de mis putas tristes

I know it has a film adaptation and I found a copy of it in a university research library once under “great literature”.

The power of love is limitless and does not fit neatly into a box. Before this body and this mind, I resided in other bodies and minds. Not whether one of you is 90 or Both the Almodovar film and this book romanticize and rhapsodize about the perfectly passive woman– a woman as little more than an object– and construct fantasy relationships with someone who never speaks, or even opens her eyes. garcoa

Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez

No one listen to him and soon after the disease spreads. Desire is our strategy to reclaim garcla was lost. The work was partially based on his parents’ courtship and was adapted into a film starring Javier Bardem. View all 10 comments. Edit Storyline To celebrate his 90th birthday, an old single journalist, Sabio, who accustomed to intimacy with whores since childhood, decides to gift himself with an intense night of love with a virgin teenager.

Tristse characters were very dull, and it pretty much maruqez me feeling like, why should I care? This picture is quite amazing, such a masterpiece for an old man. Of course, memory is a trickster What follows I will not reveal, so as not to spoil the story for you; but I assure you that it is sweet, touching and beautifully told.

It is the last book, the final jewel inset into the crown that is the literature of GGM.