Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014)

If you haven't read journalist and prizewinning Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez's fiction, you probably don't understand the reality of a goodly portion of the Latin American population. The wiki has a good summary of his life and work. There is literally nothing like his fiction, and good English translations are available for some of it. Start with One Hundred Years of Solitude and possibly Love in the Time of Cholera; those are (deservedly) his best-known works in the anglophone world. R.I.P., Gabriel García Márquez.


  1. Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927-17 April 2014), April18th, 2014 at 1:40, Greek Time:

  2. Agh. You got to it before I did. In any event, Lucius Shepard, another author who recently died, was a fan of Marquez's fiction and you could see the influence in his own work. Alas, Shepard mostly worked in the short fiction venue so nobody outside of hardcore sf/fantasy geeks know who he is :(. Sort of like James Tiptree Jr., another now-forgotten writer whose works should have gotten more attention than they did. Sigh.



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