Gabriel García Márquez


Born
in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia
March 06, 1927

Died
April 17, 2014

Genre

Influences


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 later 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
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One Hundred Years of Solitude

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4.06 avg rating — 658,388 ratings — published 1967 — 660 editions
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Love in the Time of Cholera

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3.90 avg rating — 361,467 ratings — published 1985 — 398 editions
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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3.96 avg rating — 101,307 ratings — published 1981 — 312 editions
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Of Love and Other Demons

3.98 avg rating — 48,295 ratings — published 1994 — 207 editions
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Memories of My Melancholy W...

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3.59 avg rating — 59,962 ratings — published 2004 — 161 editions
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El coronel no tiene quien l...

3.74 avg rating — 25,415 ratings — published 1961 — 209 editions
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The Autumn of the Patriarch

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3.85 avg rating — 15,971 ratings — published 1975 — 177 editions
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No One Writes to the Colone...

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3.87 avg rating — 11,985 ratings — published 1961 — 22 editions
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The General in His Labyrinth

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3.68 avg rating — 15,556 ratings — published 1989 — 159 editions
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Strange Pilgrims

4.03 avg rating — 14,606 ratings — published 1992 — 157 editions
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More books by Gabriel García Márquez…
“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
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“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Polls

November 2016 Short Story Poll

Lady Susan by Jane Austen, 80 pages, 1871
 
  54 votes, 21.3%

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages, 1952
 
  46 votes, 18.2%

The Pearl John Steinbeck, 96 pages, 1947
 
  30 votes, 11.9%

White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 82 pages, 1848
 
  29 votes, 11.5%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  23 votes, 9.1%

 
  23 votes, 9.1%

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, 128 pages, -411
 
  19 votes, 7.5%

 
  16 votes, 6.3%

Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, 125 pages, 1926
 
  13 votes, 5.1%

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