Essay on One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Believed by many to be one of the world's greatest writers, Gabriel García Márquez is a Colombian-born author and journalist, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and a pioneer of the Latin American "Boom." Affectionately known as "Gabo" to millions of readers, he first won international fame with his masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, a defining classic of twentieth century literature.
Whether writing short stories, epic novels, or nonfiction, Gabo is above all a brilliant storyteller, and his writing is a tribute to both the power of the imagination and the mysteries of the human heart. In Gabo's world, where flowers rain from the sky and dictators sell the very ocean, reality is subject to emotional truths as well as …show more content…

(Spanish only) Florencia en el Amazonas
A new recording of Daniel Catán's opera, inspired by Love in the Time of Cholera. Living to Tell the Tale
The English translation of Gabo's memoirs.

The uncertain old man whose real existence was the simplest of his enigmas
Who is Gabriel García Márquez? A biography and timeline, giving the dates of his major works and some of the events that helped shape his writing.
Space was changed and time corrected by the designs of his absolute will
A complete bibliography, with a short synopsis and review of his major works. Includes novels, short stories, and works only available in Spanish.

"Books are worthless," Abrenuncio said with good humor
Reviews of works by and about García Márquez.

The guardian angels of poetry took advantage of the opportunity to clarify matters
A comprehensive overview of books about García Márquez and his works.

In spite of this, to oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life.
(Nobel Prize Lecture)
A copy of García Márquez's Nobel Prize lecture, "The Solitude of Latin America," delivered on December 8, 1982.

The way my grandmother used to tell stories
(Magical Realism)
For better or worse, García Márquez is inextricably linked to a style of literature called "magical realism." This page details magical realism and the controversies

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