born on March 6, ; Columbian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and journalist; considered as one of the most significant writers of. Gabriel García Márquez’ BALTHAZAR’S MARVELOUS AFTERNOON An analytical review By Kenny Beachmount Márquez’s story about a poor. Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon has 39 ratings and 6 reviews. Gün İlke said: Kitap ‘da basılmış ve daha sonra tek kitap olarak basılan Albay’a Mektu.

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Some unfamiliar words are explained in the glossary. Colombia was under Spanish rule from to and has a mixed cultural heritage, with Spanish and African elements.

Aug 01, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: What is the significance of his comments while drunk?

Want to Read saving…. Where once Balthazar was a humble man he has become arrogant.

Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon () – Plot Summary – IMDb

The general feeling was that European thought had been guided for too long by rational elements. He begins to have grandiose ideas about what he will do build a million cages. Type Website Administrative Academic.

Natasha rated it really liked it Jun 03, Is it a fair assessment of its value? Moved by the child’s agony Balthazar leaves the cage there, saying it was made as a gift for the child. He used to think about them about their ugly and argumentative wives, about their tremendous surgical operations, and he always experienced a feeling of pity.

He offers to buy it but Balthazar declines. The joy that he must have felt on creating a thing of beauty is immeasurable. Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him. It is as though his personality has changed in the course of an afternoon. Notify me of new comments via email.


Then he emitted a guttural sound, like a dog’s growl, and threw himself on the floor screaming. In an official manner he simply reminds Balthazar that Pepe is a minor, absolving himself of any liability to pay for the cage. Compare it with the gross and fat Chepe Montiel. But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage.

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He dismisses Montiel’s protest: Something that is clearer to the reader by the fact that Balthazar has marvelkus pawn his watch in order to pay his expenses in the pool hall. He sought out Balthazar among the group of people and, fixing, his maternal eyes on him, added, “You would have been an extraordinary architect. Balthazar’s plan is an ironic comment on the nature of mass production, as opposed to the uniqueness of an artist.

Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon

Thirty Nine Year Old literary virgin! What does Balthazar accomplish by means of his lie? It was almost four o’clock. The child lowered his head. The loss of blthazar shoes? What she notices is its size and the price that it can fetch them: It is when the story is read as a parable, a narrative of imaginary events with a moral lesson, that the story acquires depth. Trivia About Balthazar’s Marve It indicates the extent of his passion for his afterhoon.

He did not even know that for some people the cage he had just made was the most beautiful one in the world. Balthazar observed the child as he would have observed the death throes of a rabid animal.


I have no intention of paying you a cent. The house lay in the stifling shadow. Balthazar is puzzled when Dr. How balthasar does she want to charge? Balthazar buys beer for everyone. Maybe it’s like the usual stories with a moral, that there is bad karma waiting for you once you do terrible things.

If a reader can gasp it, I think he wont complain about this story been too simple or whatever. For him accustomed to making cages since childhood, it had hardly been more difficult than the others.

He does not realize that the piece of art he has created is an ironic reminder of what money does to the soul. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. How is their home described?

The children surrounded him. Giovanna rated it liked it Oct 18, What is his attitude toward his profession? KS rated it liked it Jun 22, The wonder about this story is that it renders itself to many different way of analysising it and that was perhaps the authors intention,—or was it? It looks like we don’t have a Synopsis for this title yet.