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Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87 - NYTimes


Rest in Peace, Gabriel García Márquez. I only heard so much about your books after you had passed away, but I am glad that something good could come of your passing.




Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣarˈsi.a ˈmarkes] 11px-Loudspeaker.svg.png audio (help·info); 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabothroughout Latin America.


Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.[1] He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.[2]


García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo (the town mainly inspired by his birthplace Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude.


One Hundred Years of Solitude - Wikipedia:


One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad) is a 1967 novel by Colombianauthor Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whosepatriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town ofMacondo, the metaphoric Colombia.

The widely acclaimed book, considered by many to be the author's masterpiece, was first published in Spanish in 1967, and subsequently has been translated into thirty-seven languages and has sold more than 30 million copies.[1][2][3] The magical realist style and thematic substance of One Hundred Years of Solitude established it as an important, representative novel of the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s,[4] which wasstylistically influenced by Modernism (European and North American) and the Cuban Vanguardia(Vanguard) literary movement.


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V.T. Eric Layton

R.I.P. Senor.


I haven't read any of his books, but may give One Hundred... a try one of these days.

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