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Gabriel García Márquez

"It is no true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams"- Gabo

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BOOKS

1961

No one writes to the colonel, and other stories

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1961-2024

Published year

1981

Chronicle of a death foretold

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2004

One hundred of solitude

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1967

Memories of my melancholy whores

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1985

Love in the time of Cholera

2024

Until August

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Bouhon, M. (2016). One hundred of solitude. Bright summaries Grossman, E. (2006). Book review: Memories of my Melancholy Whores. Vintage International Nasrullah, M. (2020). Analysis of Márquez's No one writes to the colonel. Literacy Theory and Criticism Preston, O. (2016). Chronicle of a Death Foretold Plot Summary. LitCharts Roberto, E. (2024). Gabriel García Márquez. Britannica Weeks, R. (2019). Love in the Time of Cholera Plot Summary. LitCharts

References Bouhon, M. (2016). One hundred of solitude. Bright summaries Grossman, E. (2006). Book review: Memories of my Melancholy Whores. Vintage International Nasrullah, M. (2020). Analysis of Márquez's No one writes to the colonel. Literacy Theory and Criticism Preston, O. (2016). Chronicle of a Death Foretold Plot Summary. LitCharts Roberto, E. (2024). Gabriel García Márquez. Britannica Weeks, R. (2019). Love in the Time of Cholera Plot Summary. LitCharts

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One hundred of solitude

2004

It is an enchanting masterpiece that seamlessly blends magical realism, familial drama, and political allegory. Set in the fictional town of Macondo, the novel follows the rise and fall of the Buendía family over seven generations, delving into universal themes of love, loss, and the passage of time. García Márquez's lyrical prose and vivid characters draw readers into a world where the extraordinary and the mundane coexist, while his exploration of colonialism, revolution, and tradition lends depth and relevance to the narrative.

  • He was a Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
  • With Jorge Luis Borges, García Márquez is the best-known Latin American writer in history.
  • Mixing historical facts and stories with instances of the fantastic is a practice that García Márquez derived from Cuban master Alejo Carpentier, considered to be one of the founders of magic realism.
  • García Márquez’s novelistic world is mostly that of provincial Colombia, where medieval and modern practices and beliefs clash both comically and tragically.

Did you know that...?

Gabriel García Márquez, born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927, died in Mexico on April 17, 2014. He was a writer and journalist who left an indelible mark on world literature. Therefore, in our Colombo library, we commemorate him as the 'father of magical realism'. Márquez constructed stories that blend the real with the fantastic, creating unique and captivating worlds.

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Chronicle of a death foretold

1981

It delves into the intricacies of honor, fate, and societal norms in a small Latin American town. Marquez unfolds the story of Santiago Nasar's foreseen yet unprevented murder, highlighting the destructive power of cultural values and traditions. The novel's vivid prose and use of magical realism create a haunting atmosphere, drawing readers into the characters' world and forcing them to confront uncomfortable truths about human nature. Despite knowing the outcome, the novel remains captivating, offering a timeless exploration of morality and the consequences of blind adherence to tradition.

Until August

2024

It is a short novel that invites us to travel towards forbidden love, the fleetingness of time and the search for happiness through magical and mysterious spaces. The story intertwines the lives of a woman and a man in a tale of passion and destiny; Ana Magdalena, who is trapped in a loveless marriage, and Marco Aurelio, who waits every August to be reunited with his lover. With his immersive prose, Garcia Marquez captures the complexity of human relationships, reminding us of the unpredictability of love and the inevitability of our destiny.

Love in the time of Cholera

1985

It is a captivating exploration of love's enduring power amidst the backdrop of a cholera epidemic in a Caribbean town. Marquez intricately weaves together themes of love, passion, and the passage of time, presenting a rich tapestry of emotions and experiences. Through the enduring love story of Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza, Marquez delves into the complexities of human relationships, showcasing love as a force that transcends mortality and offers solace amidst chaos and despair. Marquez's enchanting prose, characterized by vivid imagery and poetic language, immerses readers in the vibrant world of the Caribbean, while his narrative style blurs the line between reality and fantasy, inviting readers to ponder the mysteries of the heart and the inexorable passage of time.

No one writes to the colonel, and other stories

1961

It is a captivating collection that explores the intricacies of human emotion through poignant narratives. From the titular novella's portrayal of solitude and resilience amidst political turmoil to the whimsical tales of village insomnia and haunting explorations of memory, García Márquez's prose transports readers to a world where reality and fantasy intertwine seamlessly. With lush and evocative storytelling, this collection is a testament to García Márquez's enduring legacy as one of the greatest literary voices of the 20th century, offering timeless themes and profound insights into the human experience.

  • He was a Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
  • With Jorge Luis Borges, García Márquez is the best-known Latin American writer in history.
  • Mixing historical facts and stories with instances of the fantastic is a practice that García Márquez derived from Cuban master Alejo Carpentier, considered to be one of the founders of magic realism.
  • García Márquez’s novelistic world is mostly that of provincial Colombia, where medieval and modern practices and beliefs clash both comically and tragically.

Memories of my melancholy whores

1967

It is a captivating exploration of love and desire in old age. Set in a Caribbean town, the novella follows a 90-year-old protagonist who hires a young virgin prostitute to celebrate his birthday. Marquez's prose is enchanting, weaving vivid imagery and profound introspection as he delves into themes of loneliness, mortality, and the search for meaning in life's twilight years. Despite the controversial subject matter, Marquez handles it with sensitivity, crafting a poignant meditation on the nature of desire and the passage of time. The novel's tender portrayal of the protagonist's evolving emotions offers a hauntingly beautiful story that resonates long after the final page is turned, showcasing Marquez's unparalleled skill as a storyteller.