Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is dead.  Across the chasm of the unshared that separates me from him, I see a firing squad, feel the memory of ice, chill on my skin.   171 more words


Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014)

“Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. 304 more words


Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

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La inmortalidad de Gabo

La noticia nos dejó a la mayoría marcando ocupado, porque a pesar de conocer en las condiciones de salud que se encontraba García Márquez estaba allí, es decir, sabíamos que existía, mas… 232 more words

Memories of Macondo: Remembering the Magic of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

For many years I’ve been telling anyone who asks, and many who don’t, that I consider One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be the greatest novel of the 20th Century. 1,047 more words

My favorite Colombian

This is my all-time favorite photo of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  He’d just been punched out by Mario Vargas-Llosa at a literary do at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (I’m across the street from the Palacio right now).  62 more words

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Celebrating the Conjurer of Literary Magic
The New York Times ran a wonderful obit of Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away on Thursday, reminding us all how Márquez changed the literary landscape. 208 more words