No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel García Márquez

This novel centers around an impoverished, retired colonel who has been waiting for many years for the pension he was promised. Despite his increasing desperation and the urging of his wife, the colonel remains hopeful and proud, refusing to sell his only valuable possession, a rooster that he plans to enter in a cockfight. The story explores themes of poverty, pride, and the struggle for dignity amid difficult circumstances.

The 1923rd greatest book of all time


Published
1961
Nationality
Colombian
Type
Fiction
Pages
62-100
Words
23,000
Original Language
Spanish

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