Book Acquired Recently: Gabriel García Márquez’s Love In The Time of Cholera

Márquez, Gabriel García. Love in the Time of Cholera. 1988. Trans. Edith Grossman. New York: Vintage, 2003.

A good friend of mine has recommended this book to me numerous times, and finally insisted that I must read it NOW, so I went and picked it up. I’ve previously read Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude and his collection of short stories No One Writes to the Colonel, and I am told that Love in the Time of Cholera is even better than these. I am looking forward to it!

Bought at The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Published by danielshankcruz

I grew up in New York City and lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Goshen, Indiana; DeKalb, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah before coming to Utica, New York. My mother’s family is Swiss-German Mennonite (i.e., it’s an ethnicity, not necessarily a theological persuasion) and my father’s family is Puerto Rican. I have a Ph.D. in English and currently teach at Utica College. I have also taught at Northern Illinois University and Westminster College in Salt Lake City. My teaching and scholarship are motivated by a passion for social justice, which is why my research focuses on the literature of oppressed groups, especially LGBT persons and people of color. While I primarily read and write about fiction, I am also a devoted reader of poetry because, as William Carlos Williams writes, “It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet [people] die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.” Thinkers who influence me include Marina Abramovic, Kathy Acker, Di Brandt, Ana Castillo, Samuel R. Delany, Percival Everett, Essex Hemphill, Jane Jacobs, Walt Whitman, and the New York School of poets. I am also fond of queer Mennonite writers such as Stephen Beachy, Jan Guenther Braun, Lynnette Dueck/D’anna, and Casey Plett. In my free time I’m either reading, writing the occasional poem, playing board games (especially Scrabble, backgammon, and chess), watching sports (Let’s Go, Mets!), or cooking (curries, stews, roasts…).

One thought on “Book Acquired Recently: Gabriel García Márquez’s Love In The Time of Cholera

  1. Daniel!! You know Love in the Time of Cholera is one of my favorite books of all time!!! That’s where Fermina Daza got her name! Please email me when you’re done.

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