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
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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
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
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