Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and a journalist. He became famous after publishing One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1967 shortly before he turned 40. He used a style of writing known as magical realism wherein outrageous occurrences are interwoven with ordinary reality in the story. His world view and writing were deeply influenced by both of his grandparents on his mother’s side. From his grandfather, he developed socialist and anti-imperialist views, and from his grandmother he inherited a sense that the extraordinary was perfectly natural. Marquez wrote every day for 18 months to complete One Hundred Years of Solitude. He sold the family car to provide money for the family, but hadn’t expected the project to take so long. During that time his wife had to ask for food on credit from the butcher and the baker, and they were given 9 months credit on their rent. When the book was completed they owed 12,000 dollars. Fortunately for Marquez and his supporters, the novel was a commercial success and launched him onto the international literary scene.

One Hundred Years of Solitude Available at Amazon

Available at Amazon

Of Love & Other Demons Available at Amazon

Available at Amazon

Love In the Time of Cholera Available at Amazon

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