The original title of this book is Del Amor y Otros Demonios by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Of Love and Other Demons is part of his short novels, which came to light in recent years, and which have been criticized somewhat because of the progressive decrease in the number of pages of each one. What has however nothing to do with the number of pages is the story itself, inspired by a true story and transformed by magical realism in the charged flow and sometimes tragic of an unachievable love story.
The realistic background of the story is found in the preface, where the author makes us the description of the journalistic newsworthiness that he had to do at a monastery in Colombia. There he witnessed the removal of the earthly remains of a young girl, Sierva Maria de Todos Los Angeles, whose hair was measuring over twenty feet long. Based on this substrate, Marquez developed a story that places it somewhere in the middle of the eighteenth century.
Of Love and Other Demons is written in the most traditional marquezian style, which transforms reality and dresses it in clothing story; it’s a story about a bittersweet love, about abandonment, misunderstanding, about angels and demons.