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

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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 widesprea...more


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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Love in the Time of Cholera
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold
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Of Love and Other Demons
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No One Writes to the Colone...
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The Autumn of the Patriarch
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The General in His Labyrinth
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Collected Stories
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More books by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez…
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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