“Death Constant Beyond Love” by Gabriel García Márquez tells the story of Senator Onésimo Sánchez, who arrives in the village of Rosal del Virrey to deliver one of his campaign speeches. The Senator isolates himself before his speech and tries to avoid thinking about his approaching death. He has six months to live, and this is something only he and his doctors know.

The Senator delivers a deceptive political speech, which is intended to make the people of Rosal del Virrey believe his empty promises about agricultural developments. Meanwhile, a man named Nelson Farina listens to the Senator’s speech from his hammock. Farina has killed his first wife, was sentenced to prison, but escaped and returned to the village with a mysterious black woma...

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