The Returns of the Phoenix, 1832–1841
He survived fourteen attempts on his life, seventy-three
ambushes, and a firing squad. He lived through a dose of
strychnine in his coffee that was enough to kill a horse.
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Well, that is the Media Luna from one end to the other.
All the land you can see, as you might say. And all of that
expanse belongs to him.
Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo