Books by Gabriel García Márquez (Author of One Hundred Years of Solitude)
Gabriel García Márquez
Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language , he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Nobel Prize in Literature. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In , he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism , which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo mainly inspired by his birthplace, Aracataca , and most of them explore the theme of solitude.
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Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez born March 6, is a Colombian novelist, journalist, publisher, and political activist. Born in the town of Aracataca in the department of Magdalena, he has lived mostly in Mexico and Europe and currently spends much of his time in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez is widely considered to be the leading exponent of the literary style known as magical realism, and while much of his writing is strongly emblematic of this style, it cannot be categorized thus in its entirety. His first major work was The Story Of a Shipwrecked Sailor Relato de un naufrago , which he wrote as a newspaper series in The book told the true story of a shipwreck by exposing the fact that the existence of contraband aboard a Colombian Navy vessel had contributed to the tragedy due to overweight. This resulted in public controversy, as it discredited the official account of the events, which had blamed a storm for the shipwreck and glorified the surviving sailor.
Fridays are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty and monotony, scraping together the dregs of their savings for the food and medicine that keeps them alive. But on Fridays the A New York Times Notable BookOn the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit—he has purchased hundreds of women—he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love.