Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel García Márquez


Born
in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia
March 06, 1927

Died
April 17, 2014

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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 widespread
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One Hundred Years of Solitude

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4.05 avg rating — 618,362 ratings — published 1967 — 617 editions
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Love in the Time of Cholera

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3.90 avg rating — 342,964 ratings — published 1985 — 373 editions
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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3.95 avg rating — 92,119 ratings — published 1981 — 285 editions
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Memories of My Melancholy W...

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3.59 avg rating — 55,476 ratings — published 2004 — 151 editions
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Of Love and Other Demons

3.98 avg rating — 44,921 ratings — published 1994 — 197 editions
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El coronel no tiene quien l...

3.72 avg rating — 22,420 ratings — published 1961 — 189 editions
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The Autumn of the Patriarch

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3.84 avg rating — 14,910 ratings — published 1975 — 94 editions
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No One Writes to the Colone...

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3.86 avg rating — 11,537 ratings — published 1961 — 24 editions
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The General in His Labyrinth

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3.67 avg rating — 14,558 ratings — published 1989 — 45 editions
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Strange Pilgrims

4.02 avg rating — 13,083 ratings — published 1992 — 147 editions
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“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
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“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
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Polls

February 2018 Short Story Poll

 
  58 votes, 17.1%

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, 1904, 96 pages
 
  55 votes, 16.2%

White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1848, 82 pages
 
  37 votes, 10.9%

Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson, 1890, 54 pages.
 
  32 votes, 9.4%

Rear Window by Cornell Woolrich, 1942, 47 pages
 
  27 votes, 7.9%

 
  27 votes, 7.9%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 1941, 104 pages
 
  26 votes, 7.6%

 
  24 votes, 7.1%

 
  19 votes, 5.6%

 
  16 votes, 4.7%

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 1936, 115 pages
 
  10 votes, 2.9%

The Eyes by Edith Wharton, 1910 48 pages
 
  9 votes, 2.6%

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