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My son Andrew is currently exploring Columbia. Yesterday he visited Aracataca the birthplace of García Márquez, which is widely recognized as the model for the mythical “Macondo”. 47 more words

Two Cultures

The Biggest Oil Spill in U.S. History is More Corrupt Than You Think

In 2010, the Gulf of Mexico suffered the largest accidental oil spill in American history.  3.19 million barrels of oil were dumped into the ocean by a leak in the B.P. 948 more words

Power And Politics

Flemas y sueños de gloria I

Buenos Aires, cuán poblada estás de inmigrantes de mi tierra. Antes era algo novedoso ser de mis pagos, era yo un ser exótico. Ahora hay caribeños, y gente de la Inmunda (o sea, de Bogotá) por todos lados. 1,378 more words

The greatest revelation in the Spanish language


Pablo Neruda once called Gabriel García Márquez’s 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude… 157 more words


Personaje célebre: Gabriel García Márquez

El escritor y periodista Gabriel García Márquez, nació un 6 de marzo de 1927 en Aracataca, Colombia y falleció en la Ciudad de México un 17 de abril de 2014. 275 more words

Personaje Celebre

The Master and the Liberator

Fifty years of a classic: One Hundred Years of Solitude. The birth of a master and a liberator.
Indradeep Bhattacharyya celebrates…

The same day when Librilinia approached me for a piece on Gabriel Garcia Marquez for their March number (Since the author was born in March, and One Hundred Years of Solitude has just turned 50), I was reading a quite hard-hitting interview of Raghuram Rajan, where he speaks on the dire necessity for India to choose the right kind of political leadership for itself, one which listens to the people and leads them on to the right path. 1,419 more words


What Defines a Literary Classic? Thoughts on One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considered as a seminal masterpiece and is unanimously accepted as the author’s greatest accomplishment. I will be honest, I have not read the book in all these years, despite being a student of Literature and spending generous amounts of money on all kinds of books, year-on-year, once I started earning regularly. 275 more words