Cover of: Del amor y otros demonios | Gabriel Garcia Márquez

About the Book

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Love in the Time of Cholera, a startling new novel — the story of a doomed love affair between an unruly copper-haired girl and the bookish priest sent to oversee her exorcism.

Of Love and Other Demons is set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion while her mother succumbs to fermented honey and cacao on a faraway plantation. On her twelfth birthday the girl is bitten by a rabid dog, and even as the wound is healing she is made to endure therapies indistinguishable from tortures. Believed, finally, to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, the Bishop's protege, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train; who is already moved by this kicking, spitting, emaciated creature strapped to a stone bed. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels "something immense and irreparable" happening to him. It is love, "the most terrible demon of all." And it is not long before Sierra Maria joins him in his fevered misery.

Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons haunts us with its evocation of an exotic world while it treats, majestically the most universal experiences known to woman and man.

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1994

Classifications

Library of Congress
PQ8180.17.A73 D452 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
198 p. ;
Number of pages
198

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL835720M
Internet Archive
delamoryotrosdem00garc_0
ISBN 10
0140245596
ISBN 13
9780140245592
LC Control Number
95111062
OCLC/WorldCat
31283145, 832953204
Amazon.com
0140245596
Google
gclR1T-IJyUC
Library Thing
9971
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