Travel is often a matter of balancing a desire for control and a willingness to abandon that control when it serves no purpose. If one finds oneself in a place where timetables and commitments are loosely treated and made on the spur of the moment without too much forethought – well-meant but never likely, in reality, to materialise – and you find yourself fighting this attitude as though it were an aberration, then you are in trouble. 1,152 more words


'One Hundred Years of Solitude', Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died recently. Upon hearing this news I remembered that I had long been wanting to read One Hundred Years of Solitude, mostly for advice on how to live my life alone. 373 more words


Short Story Sunday: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

I first encountered “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings”, a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in college when I was required to read it for a writing class. 89 more words

Short Story Sunday

Quote of the day: Gabriel García Márquez

If God hadn’t rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.

― Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a…

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Crónica de una muerte anunciada

Hace desde unos meses que escribí un post en mi blog titulado Orgulloso ser gaspanico. Hace también desde más o menos cuatro meses que leí mi primer libro en español, y además, un mes después… 207 more words

One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

This review does not give away the story of the book. I’d hate that.

It was quite a coincidence. Ten days ago when I decided to dive into reading with the… 841 more words

Gabriel García Márquez

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I recently found this interview with Gabriel García Marquez from the Winter 1981 issue of The Paris Review. In it, he discusses the relationship between journalism and literature, the realism within his writing, and dealing with fame. 96 more words