First Edition of Memories of My Melancholy Whores; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores.

Item Number: 4588

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

First edition of this “masterful. Erotic work” (Ilan Stavans). Octavo, original boards. Inscribed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the year of publication on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.

Originally published in Spanish in 2004, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Memories of My Melancholy Whores explores themes of sex, love, and death as an elderly journalist pursues a sexual relationship with a young woman who must sell her virginity to help her family. "Luminous. . . The cunning of Memories lies in the utter–and utterly unexpected-- reliability of its narrator" (The New York Times Book Review).