Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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born
in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia
March 06, 1927

died
April 17, 2014

gender
male

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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. García Márquez, familiarly known as "Gabo" in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He studied at the University of Bogotá and late worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best-known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 461,410 ratings — published 1967
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Love in the Time of Cholera
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 266,151 ratings — published 1985 — 287 editions
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 55,569 ratings — published 1981 — 98 editions
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Memories of My Melancholy W...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 37,065 ratings — published 2004 — 148 editions
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Of Love and Other Demons
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 30,322 ratings — published 1994 — 152 editions
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No One Writes to the Colone...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 8,888 ratings — published 1961 — 17 editions
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The Autumn of the Patriarch
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 10,289 ratings — published 1975 — 119 editions
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The General in His Labyrinth
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 10,336 ratings — published 1989 — 45 editions
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El coronel no tiene quien l...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 11,589 ratings — published 1961 — 141 editions
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Collected Stories
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 5,597 ratings — published 1976 — 54 editions
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More books by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez…
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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