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Gabriel Garcia Márquez

"Magical realism expands the categorizes of the real so as to encompass myth, magic and other extraordinary phenomena in Nature or experience which European realism excluded."
~Gabriel García Márquez, eds. Bernard
McGuirk and Richard Cardwell, 45

as a reporter for El Espectador In 1958 married Mercedes Barcha. Rodrigo. 1928—oldest of 12 children Studied journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota and at the University of Cartagena Worked as a screenwriter. on March 6. Colombia. (claimed that she was 13 when he first proposed. In 1954 returned to Bogota. founded a left-wing magazine. born August 24. and a publicist.) First child. 1959 In 1973. Currently lives and travels both in Columbia and Mexico • . journalist. Alternativa.Short Biography • • • • • • • Born in Aracataca. in Bogota and participated in the Russell Tribunal to publicize human rights abuses in Latin America.

Dominant Themes • • • • • • • • • Myth/legend/fantasy vs reality Man/woman relationships War Violence Injustice Love Poverty vs wealth Family Religion .

Tr. Gregory Rabassa and J. 1993. Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín (nonfiction). Edith Grossman. Leaf Storm and Other Stories. New York: Harper. 1990. Tr. Asa Zatz. J. Randolph Hogan. Gregory Rabassa. 1970. 1997. New York: Harper. New York: Knopf. Tr. The Autumn of the Patriarch. Bernstein. New York: Harper. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. New York: Knopf. Edith Grossman. Love in the Time of Cholera. New York: Harper. 1968. Tr.Major Works (in translation) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. Collected Stories. 1984. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (nonfiction). S. Tr. Tr. New York: Harper. New York: Knopf. Tr. S. News of a Kidnapping (nonfiction). New York: Knopf. New York: Knopf. 1986. New York: Harper. Tr. New York: Harper. New York: Harper. Tr. Tr. 1976. Tr. Gregory Rabassa. Edith Grossman. Gregory Rabassa. 1995. 2001. 1979. Gregory Rabassa. or To Live to Tell It (first volume of his autobiography . New York: Holt. Gregory Rabassa. 1978. Of Love and Other Demons. Tr. Tr. Tr. Strange Pilgrims: Stories. Tr. In Evil Hour. One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York: Knopf. Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories. 1988. Bernstein. 1983. The General in His Labyrinth. Vivir para contarla. Edith Grossman. Gregory Rabassa. 1972. 1987. Edith Grossman.

Awards and Recognition • 1961 he won the Esso Literary Prize in Colombia for In Evil Hour Garcia Marquez has also condemned the use of the death penalty • 1969. won the Chianchiano Prize in Italy for One Hundred Years of Solitude • 1971. Rómulo Gallegos Prize and the Neustadt Prize • 1981 awarded the French Legion d’Honneur • 1982 Nobel Laureate in Literature .